The 2009 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society Conference was held at La Trobe University from 9 to 11 July 2009 and was co-hosted by the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology and the Linguistics Program.
Thirty-six papers presented at the conference were submitted for these proceedings, of which twenty-one were accepted for publication after an anonymous peer review. Papers were anonymously reviewed by at least two academic referees to DIISR standards and a majority of papers were reviewed by experts at overseas universities. The review process for the proceedings was separate from and in addition to that of the conference abstracts. We are grateful to all referees for their meticulous work and their constructive comments. We are especially indebted to Joanne Taylor for her invaluable expertise in all stages of the editing process.
We recommend that references to the papers in these proceedings follow the format below:
<Author(s)>. 2010. <Title>. In Yvonne Treis & Rik De Busser (eds.), Selected Papers from the 2009 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society. Downloaded from: http://www.als.asn.au on <Date of download>.
Note that page numbering system is not continuous throughout the proceedings. In line with previous ALS proceedings, the page numbering starts from page 1 in each paper.
These proceedings were published in their final form on 30 April 2010.
- 'Grammatical' vs. 'Lexical' Meaning Constructors for Glue Semantics
Avery D. Andrews
- Does Experience Change Understanding? The Effects of Personal Experiences on Patients' Knowledge of Medical Terminology
Maria R. Dahm
- Studying Misunderstanding and Repair in Adult-Child Interactions: Lessons from Conversations with Typically Developing Children and High Functioning Children with Autism
Kerrie Delves and Lesley Stirling
- Open and Closed Systems of Self-Reference and Addressee-Reference in Indonesian and English: A Broad Typological Distinction
- Gesture Categorisation and Understanding Speaker Attention to Gesture
Lauren Gawne, Barbara F. Kelly and Annie Unger
- Change in Noun Denotation Triggers a New Determiner System: The Case of Mauritian Creole
- A Suppressionist Approach to Function-Argument Mismatches
- A Collocation Analysis of Topic Change Utterances in Multi-party Meeting Conversations
- Mood and Modality in the Basque Auxiliary: Semantic Redundancy, Divergent Change, Fossilization
- Indigenous Perspectives on the Vitality of Murrinh-Patha
Barbara Kelly, Rachel Nordlinger and Gillian Wigglesworth
- Saving Basque? An Analysis of the Evolution of Basque Knowledge, Transmission and Use from 1996 to 2006
Euskara arriskutik at? Hizkuntza-gaitasunaren, transmisioaren eta erabilaren azterketa 1996tik 2006ra
David Lasagabaster and John Hajek
- Non-finite Verbs and their Objects in Finnic
- The /el/-/æl/ Sound Change in Australian English: A Preliminary Perception Experiment
Deborah Loakes, John Hajek and Janet Fletcher
- Relational, Copula and Verbless Clauses in Rembarrnga
- Sudanese Languages in Melbourne: Linguistic Demography and Language Maintenance
Simon Musgrave and John Hajek
- Agreement in Murrinh-Patha Serial Verbs
- Past Time Reference and the Present Perfect in Argentinian Spanish
Celeste Rodríguez Louro
- Language Learning and Literacy Development in the Field
- The Semantics of French Discourse Particles quoi and ben
- Tone Change in Lalo
- Standard English and Singlish: The Clash of Language Values in Contemporary Singapore
David Yoong Soon Chye