Welcome to the latest Newsletter of the Australian Linguistic Society. As usual, the @ symbol in people's email addresses has been replaced with -at-, and clicking on any link will open that site in a new window.
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society will be held on Thursday October 3rd, 2013, at 4.45 pm at University College of the University of Melbourne (the venue of the ALS conference).
Please send any motions to the ALS Secretary (Nick Thieberger, thien-at-unimelb.edu.au) before the end of September for inclusion in the agenda.
Please nominate yourself or someone you care deeply about for one of the following positions:
- President (2014–2016) (currently Lesley Stirling)
- Vice-President (2014–2016) (currently Caroline Jones)
- Vice-President (2014–2016) (currently John Henderson)
- Postgrad Student Rep (2014–2015) (currently Jonathan Moodie)
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. If there is a book you are interested in reviewing but it is not on the list, please contact Alan as it is possible that ALS could then obtain a review copy from the publisher.
- Givón, T., compiler and ed. (2013) Ute Texts. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Jaszczolt, K. M. and L. de Saussure, eds. (2013) Time: Language, Cognition, and Reality. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Lily, W. (2013) Lily’s Grammar of Latin in English (edited by H. Gwosdek). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Massip-Bonnet, À. and A. Bastardas-Boada, eds. (2013) Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society. Springer, Heidelberg.
- Mel’čuk, I. A. (2013) Semantics: From Meaning to Text. Vol. 2. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- O’Grady, G., T. Bartlett, and L. Fontaine, eds. (2013) Choice in Language: Applications in Text Analysis. Equinox, Sheffield.
We have a great program on offer, including 3 esteemed plenary speakers:
- Prof Andy Butcher
- Prof Eve Clark
- Prof Martin Haspelmath
- Language acquisition research in remote communities
- Language as performance
- Lexis and grammar in contemporary Australian English
- Person-based deictics as discourse markers
- Variation within and between systems of nominal classification
And 100+ excellent papers on an enormous range of topics. A detailed program is available here.
For information about the conference including how to register go to: http://als2013.arts.unimelb.edu.au.
See you all in Melbourne in October!
Jobs, grants, and scholarships
Expressions of interest are invited from early career researchers for a UNE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (UNEPDF).
EOIs are invited in the areas of Aboriginal linguistics, intercultural communication, bilingualism and second language development, and interested individuals are advised to contact the potential supervisors Assoc. Prof. Nick Reid, Dr Finex Ndhlovu or Dr Liz Ellis to discuss their interest.
Please note that candidates cannot apply directly to this scheme. Applications must be submitted by the UNE nominating supervisor and the closing date is 20th September, so potential candidates need to lodge an EOI well in advance of this date.
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.
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