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           Spring Meeting 1996: University of Sussex
              First Circular and Call for Papers

The 1996 Spring Meeting will be held from Thursday 11 April to
Saturday 13 April at the University of Sussex, where the
Association will be the guests of the Linguistics Subject Group
of the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences. The Local
Organiser is Nicola Woods (nicolajw at

Travel: The University of Sussex is easily accessible by British
Rail; local busses provide easy access to the campus. Brighton itself
is an hour from London by train or 30 minutes from Gatwick by car.

Events:  The Linguistics Association 1996 Lecture on the Thursday
evening will be delivered by Professor Johanna Nichols (Berkeley)
and is entitled "Where on earth is Indo-European?"

Professor Nichols will also present a Language Tutorial on the
Chechen and Ingush languages. This will cover: basic structure,
typologically and theoretically interesting features, historical
comparison, lexicon, transcription and orthography. Some cultural
and geographical information on the people. Slides; tape
recordings of the languages and Chechen and Ingush music.
Practicum giving the audience active command of some basic
phrases. Some basic grammatical and lexical material and a
bibliography will be distributed.

There will also be a Workshop, organised by April McMahon (Cambridge)
and Kersti Borjars (Manchester), entitled "New cognates for
historical linguistics".One of the most promising developments in
current historical linguistics involves attempts to connect results
from this domain with cognate disciplines. Participants will address
potential connections of historical linguistics with typology,
experimental phonetics/laboratory phonology, and genetics.

Wine Party: Thursday evening, following Professor Nichols's lecture.

Enquiries about the LAGB meeting should be sent to the Meetings
Secretary (address below). Full details of the programme and a
booking form will be included in the Second Circular (in January).

Call for Papers:  Members and potential guests are invited to
offer papers for the Meeting; abstracts are also accepted from
non-members. The LAGB welcomes submissions on any linguistics or
linguistics-related topic. Abstracts must arrive by 9 January
1996 and should be sent in the format outlined below to the
following address: Professor G. Corbett, Linguistic and
International Studies, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey,
GU2 5XH. Papers for the programme are selected anonymously - only
the President knows the name of the authors.

Abstracts must be presented as follows: submit SEVEN anonymous
copies of the abstract, plus ONE with name and affiliation, i.e.
CAMERA-READY. The complete abstract containing your title and
your name must be no longer than ONE A4 page (8.27" x 11.69")
with margins of at least 1" on all sides. You may use single
spacing (not more than six lines to the inch) and type must be
no smaller than 12 characters per inch. Type uniformly in black
(near-letter quality on a word processor) and make any additions
in black. It is preferable to print out the abstracts using a
laser printer, since if the paper is accepted the abstract will
be photocopied and inserted directly into the collection of
abstracts sent out to participants. WRITE NAME AND ADDRESS FOR

The following layout should be considered as standard:

         (title)  Optimality and the Klingon vowel shift
                    (speaker)  Clark Kent
(institution)  Department of Astrology, Eastern Mars University

The following guidelines may be useful:

1.   Briefly state the topic of your paper.

2.   If your paper is to involve an analysis of linguistic
     material, give critical examples, along with a brief
     indication of their critical nature.

3.   State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the
     future development of the field. If you are taking a stand
     on a controversial issue, summarise the arguments which
     lead you to take up this position.

Normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes
(plus 15 minutes discussion). Offers of squibs (10 minutes) or longer
papers (40 minutes) will also be considered: please explain why your
paper requires less or more time than usual.

Conference Bursaries: There will be a maximum of 10 bursaries
available to unsalaried members of the Association with preference
given to those presenting a paper. Applications should be sent to the
President by 9 January 1996. Please state on your application: (a)
date of joining the LAGB; (b) whether or not you are an undergraduate
or postgraduate student; if a student, whether you receive a normal
grant; (d) if not a student, your employment situation. STUDENTS WHO
ARE SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT and wish to apply for funding should
include all the above details WITH THEIR ABSTRACT.

Guests: Members may invite any number of guests to meetings of the
association, upon payment of a guest invitation fee of 5 pounds.

Annual General Meeting: will be held on the afternoon of Friday 12
April. Items for the agenda should be sent to the Honorary Secretary.

Election of Assistant Secretary: Nominations, proposed and seconded,
should be sent to the Hon. Sec. by 23 January 1996; proposers should
ascertain that their nominee is willing to stand for election.

LAGB Employment Exchange: volunteers to take over from Siew-Yue
Killingley, please contact the Hon. Sec. by 9 January 1996.

Committee members:

President: Professor Grev Corbett, University of Surrey.
e-mail: g.corbett at

Honorary Secretary: Dr. David Adger, University of York.
e-mail: da4 at

Membership Secretary: Dr. Kersti Borjars, University of Manchester.
e-mail: k.e.borjars at

Meetings Secretary: Dr. Billy  Clark, Middlesex University.
e-mail: billy1 at

Treasurer: Paul Rowlett, University of Salford.
e-mail: p.a.rowlett at

Assistant Secretary: Dr. April McMahon, University of Cambridge.
e-mail: AMM11 at

BLN Editor: Dr. Siew-Yue Killingley, Grevatt and Grevatt, 9

Employment exchange: also run by Dr. Killingley. Tel: 191-285-
8083 10.00-12.45 and 14.00-16.00 weekdays (or 20.00-21.00 weekdays
if unavailable during the day).

British Linguistic Newsletter (ISBN 0964-65674): to subscribe, contact
the Editor, Dr. S-Y. Killingley. Please do not send subscriptions for
BLN to the LAGB Treasurer.

LAGB internet home page:

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and for consulting members quickly. To subscribe, send the message
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