Australian Linguistics Institute - ALI 2006

Andrea Schalley andrea.schalley at
Mon Feb 6 01:02:25 UTC 2006

First Call for Participation

ALI 2006


DATES:		Monday-Friday, 10-14 JULY 2006
LOCATION: 	University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


ALI 2006 is a selection of 12 intensive courses presented by world 
experts in their fields. It's a unique opportunity for graduate 
students, advanced undergraduates, professional linguists, and language 
professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills in key areas of 


Many courses in ALI 2006 are on the theme 'Language and Cognition', 
while others focus on language typology, acquisition, and aspects of 
linguistic theory.
Each course consists of five 90 minute sessions, running Monday through 
Friday. Three sets of courses will be running in parallel, so 
participants can attend a maximum of four courses. Confirmed topics and 
presenters are as follows.

     * Cognitive linguistics
       John Taylor (University of Otago)
     * Combinatory grammar and natural cognition
       Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
     * L2 syntax: Age dependent effects
       Bonnie Schwartz (University of Hawai'i)
     * Language and genetics
       Brian Byrne (University of New England)
     * Language and thought
       Lera Boroditsky (Stanford University)
     * Logic in child language acquisition
       Stephen Crain (Macquarie University Centre for Cognitive Science)
     * Morphology and lexical representations
       Andrew Spencer (University of Essex)
     * NonPamaNyungan languages of Northern Australia
       Nicholas Evans (Melbourne University)
     * Papuan languages
       William Foley (University of Sydney)
     * Semantics masterclass
       Anna Wierzbicka (Australian National University)
     * Understanding typological distribution
       Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig)

We are also working on the inclusion of a course on the topic 
'Bilingualism: cognitive aspects'. The presenter for this topic will be 
announced shortly.


DEADLINE: 	Early Bird: 26 May 2006
			General: tba

Early Bird (up to 26 May 2006)
  		Regular 	 			AU$ 400
  		Postgraduate Students 	AU$ 300
  		Undergraduate Students 	AU$ 200

General (from 26 May 2006)
		Regular 	 			AU$ 450
   		Postgraduate Students 	AU$ 350
		Undergraduate Students 	AU$ 250

Information on *how* to register will be available at 
<> at a later time.


Website:	<>
Email:	Prof. Cliff Goddard,	<cgoddard at>, or
		Dr Andrea Schalley,	<andrea.schalley at>


ALI 2006 is organised by the Language and Cognition Research Centre of 
the University of New England (<>). 
It is supported by the Australian Linguistic Society 

- LINQ 2006 -

ALI 2006 is part of LinQ 2006 'Linguistics in Queensland', a series of 
five high-profile linguistic events to be held in July 2006 at the 
University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. For more information, 
cf. <>.

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