The early-bird registration deadline has been extended until 31 May 2007! You can go direct to the registration form at http://www.sapro.com.au/LINGAD/form.htm. Once you fill in the form and the total, remember the total so that you can fill in the pay-by-credit-card form on the next page!
Abstract submissions have now closed, the abstracts have been reviewed, and the program is currently being worked out. Visit the conference website at http://als2007.als.asn.au for the latest details.
ALS 2007 will be held at the University of Adelaide, 26-28 September 2007. Two other conferences, Australex (25 Sept) and the Indigenous Languages Conference (25-27 Sept), will also be in Adelaide, adjacent to and overlapping with ALS 2007 - there's even a joint ALS-ILC day on 26 September.
The ALS 2007 website is at http://als2007.als.asn.au.
The following is a list of publications relating to the study of language, received by the Reviews Editor of the Australian Journal of Linguistics. Note that it is not possible to return books to the publisher, and that acceptance of a book implies no promise that it will be reviewed in the Australian Journal of Linguistics. Reviews are printed as circumstances permit, and copies are sent to the publishers of the works reviewed. If you wish to review a book, please contact the Reviews Editor, Alan Libert (Alan.Libert-at-newcastle.edu.au). Note that many books from previous lists of publications received are still available, so you may want to look at them also.
- Barton, D. (2007) Literacy: An Introduction to the Ecology of Written Language (2nd edition). Blackwell, Oxford.
- Bošković, Ž. and H. Lasnik, eds. (2007) Minimalist Syntax: The Essential Readings. Blackwell, Oxford.
- Butt, M., M. Dalrymple, and T. H. King (2006) Intelligent Linguistic Architectures: Variations on Themes by Ronald M. Kaplan. CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA.
- Clark, J., C. Yallop, and J. Fletcher (2007) An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (3rd edition). Blackwell, Oxford.
- Hale, M. (2007) Historical Linguistics. Blackwell, Oxford.
- Roeper, T. (2007) The Prism of Grammar: How Child Language Illuminates Humanism. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
- Salaberry, R. and B. A. Lafford, eds. (2006) The Art of Teaching Spanish: Second Language Acquisition from Research to Praxis. Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC.
- Sharifian, F. and G. B. Palmer, eds. (2007) Applied Cultural Linguistics. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Siegel, J., J. Lynch, and D. Eades (2007) Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic Indulgence in Memory of Terry Crowley. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Teschner, R. V. and E E. Evans (2000) Analyzing the Grammar of English: A Brief Undergraduate Textbook (2nd edition). Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC.
- Thieberger, N. (2006) A Grammar of South Efate. University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu.
Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, 30 June - 2 July 2008
The organising committee is pleased to announce that Laboratory Phonology 11 will be held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 30 June - 2 July 2008.
The overall theme of the conference will be 'Phonetic detail in the lexicon', with the following sub-themes:
- Accessing the lexicon
- Social information in the lexicon
- Phonetic cues to lexical structure
- Generalising over the lexicon
Abstracts for proposed papers must be submitted by 7 December 2007.
Further details are available on the conference web-page at http://www.vuw.ac.nz/labphon11.
Note that this conference will be immediately followed at the same venue by the 5th conference of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA5).
Jobs, grants, and scholarships
The Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP) in the Department of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies is seeking to fill two new three-year posts available from September 2007.
1. Research Fellow to carry out research, teach, and supervise students in Language Support and Revitalisation. Applicants should clearly describe their research plans for the three years of the post. Teaching will include involvement in an existing MA half-unit 'Applied Language Documentation and Description' and an undergraduate half-unit 'Language, Society and Communication' plus contributions to planned new half-units in 'Language Revitalisation' and 'Multimedia and Language Support'. Applicants should hold a PhD in Linguistics with a focus on language support and revitalisation, have relevant publications, and demonstrated ability to teach at university level. Field experience, preferably through working with an endangered language community, would be an advantage. Annual salary will be £31,189 – £40,582. For further details and application procedures see http://www.soas.ac.uk/departments/index.cfm?navid=3507. The closing date for applications is 30th May 2007.
2. Post-doctoral Researcher to carry out research, teach, and supervise students in Language Documentation and Technology. Applicants will be expected to propose a 3-year research project in the area of theory and application of information and media technologies in language documentation. Teaching is normally one course per term and will include involvement in an existing MA half-unit 'Technology and Language Documentation' and in a planned new half-unit 'Multimedia and Language Support', with the opportunity to develop new courses in the future. Applicants should hold a PhD in Linguistics with a focus on language documentation and technology, and relevant publications. Teaching and field experience, preferably through working with an endangered language community, would be an advantage. Annual salary will be £22,986 - £25,321. For further details and application procedures see http://www.soas.ac.uk/departments/index.cfm?navid=3496. The closing date for applications is 22nd May 2007.
ELAP currently has six full-time academic staff (three permanent staff and three post-doctoral fellows), 26 post-graduate students and several visitors and research associates. Appointees will be expected to work closely with staff and students in the Department of Linguistics, including the ELAP, and the Endangered Languages Archive. For further information about the Endangered Languages Project see http://www.hrelp.org.
The Australian Linguistic Society is the national organization for linguists and linguistics in Australia. Its primary goal is to further interest in and support for linguistics research and teaching in Australia. Further information about the Society is available by clicking here.
The ALS Newsletter is issued four times per year, in the middle of February, May, August and November. Copy for the Newsletter should be sent to the Editor, Tim Curnow (tjcurnow-at-ozemail.com.au) by the end of the first week of February, May, August and November. There is a list of people who are automatically advised that it's time to contribute material; if you wish to be added to that list, send Tim an email.
Unless you paid for several years at a time, or have given the Treasurer your credit card details and permission to use it, subscriptions for ALS are due at the beginning of each calendar year; the year you are paid up to is shown on the address label on the envelope your copy of the Australian Journal of Linguistics comes in. A subscription form is available by clicking here.
The only membership list is maintained by the Treasurer, Doug Absalom (doug.absalom-at-newcastle.edu.au). If you wish to check your membership status, change your address or make some other enquiry, please contact Doug.