ALI 2006 Winter School

Andrea Schalley andrea.schalley at
Thu May 11 05:48:55 UTC 2006

Dear FUNKNETlers,

Below you'll find information about the Australian Linguistics 
Institute to be held in Brisbane in early July 2006. See the full 
course listing below - ALI has a focus on language and cognition, and 
there's a lot here to meet the wide range of interests that FUNKNET 
members have.

Note the Earlybird Deadline of May 26th - that's just 2 weeks away!

We look forward to seeing you there

Andrea Schalley

Full Title:	Australian Linguistics Institute 2006
Location:	University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Date:	10-14 July 2006

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 26 May 2006
(There is no general registration deadline, you can register up to the 
start of ALI.)

Contact:    Andrea Schalley
Email: andrea.schalley at

ALI 2006 is a selection of 12 short 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.

    * Bilingualism: cognitive aspects
      Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, Albany)
    * 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)

ALI 2006 is organised by the Language and Cognition Research Centre of 
the University of New England. For more information, contact Cliff 
Goddard cgoddard at, Andrea Schalley 
andrea.schalley at, or Nick Reid nreid at .

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