Abstracts for the conference and workshops are due by the 16th March - that's only three weeks away!
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 Sept. Put those dates in your diary now!
The ALS 2007 website is now up and operational at http://als2007.als.asn.au.
Details on how to submit your abstract for the general Conference are to be found on the website, as are details for the two workshops, on the language of poetry and song, and definiteness.
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.
- Aarts, B. and A. McMahon, eds. (2006) The Handbook of English Linguistics. Blackwell, Oxford.
- Baker, P., A. Hardie, and T. McEnery (2006) A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
- Benwell, B. and E. Stockoe (2006) Discourse and Identity. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
- Cablitz, G. H. (2006) Marquesan: A Grammar of Space. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin.
- Carine, A. (2007) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Blackwell, Oxford.
- Clyne, M. and Sandra Kip (2006) Tiles in a Multilingual Mosaic: Macedonian, Filipino and Somali in Melbourne. Pacific Linguistics, Canberra, ACT.
- Crowley, T. (2007) Field Linguistics. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Cruse, Alan (2006) A Glossary of Semantics and Pragmatics. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
- Davies, A. (2005) A Glossary of Applied Linguistics. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
- Duranti, A., ed. (2004) A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Blackwell, Oxford.
- Griffiths, P. (2006) An Introduction to English Semantics and Pragmatics. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
- Huang, Y. (2006) Pragmatics. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Jessner, U. (2006) Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals: English as a Third Language. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
- Kulikov, L., A. Malchukov, and P. de Swart, eds. (2006) Case, Valency and Transitivity. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Leech, G. (2006) A Glossary of English Grammar. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
- Luchjenbroers, J., ed. (2006) Cognitive Linguistic Investigations. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Peeters, Bert, ed. (2006) Semantic Primes and Universal Grammar: Empirical Evidence from the Romance Languages. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Peterson, David A. (2007) Applicative Constructions. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Reinhart, T. (2006) Interface Strategies: Optimal and Costly Computations. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
- Ringbom, H. (2007) Cross-linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning. Multilingual Matters, Clevedon, UK.
- Royce, T. D. and W. L. Boucher (2007) New Directions in the Analysis of Multimodal Discourse. Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ.
- Swadesh, M. (2006) The Origin and Diversification of Language. Aldine Transaction, New Brunswick, NJ.
- Zanuttini, R. et al., eds. (2006) Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics: Negation, Tense, and Clausal Architecture. Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC.
University of Adelaide, 26-28 September 2007
All Members of the Australian Linguistic Society wishing to present a 20 minute paper on any area of linguistic research followed by 10 minutes of discussion at the 2007 ALS Conference are invited to submit a one page abstract containing the following information:
- Name(s) of author(s) (to be removed for refereeing purposes)
- Institutional affiliation(s) (if any)
- E-mail address
- Title of proposed paper
- Abstract of proposed paper including list of references where applicable
You may like to think about a paper oriented to the shared day with the Indigenous Languages Conference on a topic of mutual interest to both linguists and Indigenous language workers.
All submissions will be anonymously refereed.
Only members of ALS may present a paper at the annual conference.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 16th March 2007. The abstract should be in .rtf format. To reduce font problems, please attempt to use one of the standardly available fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Helvetica), or one of the SIL Unicode fonts Charis SIL or Doulos SIL. If for some reason this is not possible, please consult with us first about the possible font issues. Abstracts should be submitted electronically as an email attachment with the filename YOURNAME_ALS2007 (where YOURNAME is the family name or surname of the first author). Please give the subject line of the email as "YOURNAME ALS abstract".
Send the abstract to als2007-at-adelaide.edu.au.
We will notify you of whether your paper has been accepted by April 30th 2007. Accepted abstracts will be posted on the ALS2007 website.
Following the conference, presenters will be invited to submit full versions of their papers to appear in DEST-level refereed conference proceedings.
Jobs, grants, and scholarships
Applications for the inaugural Gerhardt Laves Scholarship must be received by the ALS president before the 31 March 2007.
In 2006 the Australian Linguistic Society established the annual Gerhardt Laves Scholarship to encourage postgraduate researchers into the field of indigenous languages, by helping cover linguistic fieldwork expenses (e.g. travel, accommodation, subsistence, consultant's payments) up to approximately $2000.
(a) The Gerhardt Laves Scholarship is open to students who are (i) enrolled in a University undertaking an Honours or postgraduate research degree; and (ii) undertaking fieldwork on an indigenous language of Australia or its immediate region as part of their research towards that degree.
Full details of the Scholarship, including eligibility requirements, and the application process and timing, are available on the ALS website by clicking here (or under 'Scholarships and prizes' in the left-hand menu of the main ALS page).
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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