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The XIII International Conference on Historical Linguistics
Dieter Stein, President, Int'l Society of Historical Linguistics
Duesseldorf, Germany, August 10-17 1997
Preparations for ICHL 1997 are now well in hand
and it is time to give participants more information
about the structure and pragmatics of the event. The
third circular with more detailed information will be
sent out in June 1997. Final program and abstracts
volume will be available for registered conference
participants at the registration desk.
We are looking forward to greeting all of the conference
participants in person, and we will continue to do everything
possible to make the XIII ICHL in Duesseldorf a successful
and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
THE ORGANIZATION STAFF
Jennifer Austin, Christine Gunia, Robert Rennecke, Monika Schmid,
Dieter Stein, Michaela Zitzen
CONTENTS OF THE SECOND CIRCULAR
3 SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCE EVENTS
4 INVITED SPEAKERS
5.1 Typological change: Causes and courses
5.2 Functional categories and morphosyntactic change
5.3 Stability and variation in word-order patterns over time
6.1 Wednesday excursion (1/2 day)
6.2 Saturday excursion (full day)
7.1 Sorat Hotel
7.2 Hotel Aida
7.3 Grand Hotel
7.4 Hotel Manhattan
8 STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS
9 EATING AND DRINKING
10 TRAVEL INFORMATION: GETTING TO DUESSELDORF
11 A NOTE ON CREDIT CARDS AND PERSONAL CHECKS
12 ABOUT OUR WORLD WIDE WEB HOME PAGE
13 CONFERENCE FEES
13.1 Types of fees
13.2 Amount when prepaid
13.3 Amount when paid on-site
13.4 Payment Methods
13.5 Deadline for prepayment
Appendix: REGISTRATION FORM
Participants who have submitted an abstract will be
notified about acceptance at the beginning of January.
Participants should prepare for a deadline of 15 September
1997 for submitting the written versions of their papers.
We have been able to successfully communicate with most
of you through the medium of email, and this will and
should continue to be the unmarked mode of communication
with the conference organizers. When contacting us for any
reason, please be sure to use the email address, fax, etc.
EMAIL ADDRESS: ICHL1997 at phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de
Prof. Dieter Stein
Anglistik III - Englische Sprachwissenschaft
PHONE: (+49) (0) 211-811263 within Duesseldorf: 811263
Note: a special conference hotline will be installed during
the conference at the registration desk.
FAX: (+49) (0) 211- 8113026
-----------3 SCHEDULE OF CONFERENCE EVENTS-----------
SUNDAY, 10 August
Conference check-in and on-site registration from 2:00 PM
until 9:00 PM at the Sorat Hotel (see 7.1 below for address)
with an informal, cash bar gathering. On-site registration,
check-in for latecomers, and conference office will be at
the university from Monday 11 August onwards.
MONDAY, 11 August
Conference opening. From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM full conference program. Reception
by city and university in the evening.
TUESDAY, 12 August
Full conference program. Informal gathering in the evening.
WEDNESDAY, 13 August
Full conference program in the morning. First excursion
begins after lunch at the university, a guided tour of
Duesseldorf and boat ride on the Rhine to the attractive historical district of
Kaiserswerth, an old Roman trading
THURSDAY, 14 August
Full conference program. Evening free for enjoying Duessel-
dorf's world class shopping (stores are open later on Thur.).
FRIDAY, 15 August
Full conference program in the morning. Business meeting
in the afternoon, followed by the conference dinner.
SATURDAY, 16 August
Full day excursion. An afternoon of big city fun in Cologne,
including a visit to the awe-inspiring Cathedral, will follow
a morning castle tour in the scenic countryside to the east of
------------------4 INVITED SPEAKERS------------------
Sylvia Adamson (Cambridge)
Henning Andersen (UCLA)
Kate Burridge (Melbourne)
Wallace Chafe (Santa Barbara)
Konrad Ehlich (Munich)
Marvin Herzog (Columbia)
Dieter Kastovsky (Vienna)
Donka Minkova (UCLA)
Marianne Mithun (Santa Barbara)
Salikoko Mufwene (Chicago)
David Olson (Toronto)
Suzanne Romaine (Oxford)
Brigitte Schlieben-Lange (Tuebingen)
In addition to the regular program, which will also be
partly structured along topical areas, three workshops
will be held.
All inquiries regarding these workshops should be
made by CONTACTING THE WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY. Also
note that workshop participants are considered regular participants of ICHL, and
that registration for the
conference and payment of the basic costs (registration
fee and conference fee) are required.
5.1 TYPOLOGICAL CHANGE: CAUSES AND COURSE
Organizer: Raymond Hickey (Essen)
EMAIL: r.hickey at uni-essen.de
FAX: (+49) 201-183 3437
FB3 - Anglistik
5.2 FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES AND MORPHOSYNTACTIC CHANGE
Organizer: Ans van Kemenade (Amsterdam)
EMAIL: kemenade at wim.let.vu.nl
FAX: (+31) (0) 204446500
Dr. Ans van Kemenade
Vrije Universiteit, Vakgroep Taalkunde/Engels
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
5.3 STABILITY AND VARIATION IN WORD-ORDER PATTERNS OVER TIME
Organizer: Rosanna Sornicola (Naples)
EMAIL: SORNICOL at cds.unina.it
FAX: (+39) 81-55-26511
Prof. Rosanna Sornicola
Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Dipartimento di Filologia Moderna
Via Porta di Massa 1
6.1 WEDNESDAY EXCURSION (1/2 Day):
Cost: 25 DM or 17 USD (payment in USD only possible in advance!)
After lunch at the university we will meet for a short bus
ride to the Altstadt ("Old Town") for a guided tour of Duesseldorf. A boat ride
on the Rhine brings us to
Kaiserswerth, an old Roman trading town (now part of Greater Duesseldorf).
Explore the well-preserved historical dis-
trict and the Kaiserpfalz, old castle ruins.
The remainder of the excursion will be more informal.
Participants can meet in the Burghof to enjoy a glass of
Altbier, a Duesseldorf beer specialty, and make dinner plans, choosing from the
many attractive options in Kaiserswerth.
Return time will be left open, as participants can swiftly and safely return to
the heart of Duesseldorf by tram.
Cost includes bus from university to city center,
guided tour of Duesseldorf, and boat ride to Kaiserswerth.
6.2 SATURDAY EXCURSION (full day):
Cost: 65 DM or 43 USD (payment in USD only possible in advance!)
A taste of delightful countryside and dynamic city life,
each with a rich historical tradition, is in store for you
on this excursion. First stop is a guided tour of the well-preserved Schlossburg
("Burg Castle"). Enjoy the impressive
views from the castle and from the suspended railcar as you
ride down the steep hillside to the historical village of Unterburg, where lunch
will be served. The second half of
the tour starts at the world famous Cologne cathedral,
after which there will be a few hours for exploring one of Cologne's numerous
attractions (German-Roman Museum,
Wallraff-Richartz Museum, and The Chocolate Museum are
three of the many possibilities) before meeting for the
return bus trip to Duesseldorf.
Cost includes all mentioned means of transportation, guided
tour of castle, entrance to Cathedral, and lunch. NOT
included is the activity of your choice in Cologne,
since this will vary from individual to individual.
Blocks of rooms at special rates have been set aside for conference participants
at four major Duesseldorf hotels.
ALL of the hotels:
-are located conveniently between the city center and the
university, which is at the southern end of the city,
very close to the Rhine.
-are able to be reached by public transportation in less
than 15 minutes from the university AND the city center
(including the world-famous Koenigsallee and the Altstadt).
-have full breakfast buffet and en-suite facilities included
in the rate.
VERY IMPORTANT: the rates have been specially negotiated
for the conference participants and are less than half
of the normal charges. Since contingents are restricted
for each hotel, please book your room directly with the
hotel at the earliest possible time to make sure you get
this rate. You MUST request the "ICHL 1997" rate.
Participants make their own arrangments with the hotels.
Book room by fax or letter only, include credit card
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR HOTELS: Full refund until 15 May.
After that date hotels are entitled to retain 80%.
7.1 SORAT HOTEL DUESSELDORF
A modern, friendly, and stylish hotel. Business services
and relaxation facilities such as sauna, work-out room,
and solarium are available. All rooms have cable TV,
radio, mini-bar, direct dial phones, hairdryers and
Volmerswerther Str. 35
PHONE: (+49) (0) 211-30220 within Duesseldorf: 30220
FAX: (+49) (0) 211-30225-55
RATES: 98 DM/single
7.2 HOTEL AIDA
The Aida, much like the Sorat in character, is modern,
elegant, and family-owned. Sauna and solarium. All rooms
equipped with a hairdryer, radio, cable TV and direct dial
PHONE: (+49) (0) 211-15990 within Duesseldorf: 15990
FAX: (+49) (0) 211-1599103
RATES: 128 DM/single
7.3 GRAND HOTEL DUESSELDORF
An elegant four star hotel. All rooms with direct-dial
phones, mini-bar, cable TV with remote control, marble
bathrooms. South Seas-style sauna area, secure parking.
PHONE: (+49) (0) 211 310800 within Duesseldorf: 310800
FAX: (+49) (0) 211 316667
RATES: 99 DM/single
7.4 HOTEL MANHATTAN
The mid-town atmosphere and absolutely central location
of this quality hotel will appeal to the hip and young
at heart. All doubles and most singles equipped with
cable TV. All rooms have a radio and telephone.
PHONE: (+49) (0) 211-370244 within Duesseldorf: 370244
FAX: (+49) (0) 211-370247
RATES: 65 DM/single
---------------8 STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS-------------
A very limited number of student hostel rooms without break-
fast for DM 290 (Sunday to Sunday) may be available on a
first come first served basis for bona fide students. Must
be pre-booked, non-refundable. Please contact us directly.
---------------9 EATING AND DRINKING-----------------
BREAKFAST: At your hotel (included in room price, except in student hostel)
LUNCH: WILL BE INCLUDED IN CONFERENCE FEE. Two menus will be offered daily
(vegetarian and non-vegetarian). Participants
may make their choice of menu on-the-spot. A beverage is
DINNER: will be on-your-own. A restaurant guide will be
provided upon arrival. Do note that there will be a
reception on Monday night and that you may choose to
attend the conference dinner on Friday night.
COFFEE BREAKS: included in conference fee. Cookies will
be served along with coffee or tea from REAL cups
SNACKS: a snack bar near to the conference rooms will
be open, and there is a small convenience store on campus.
-------10 TRAVEL INFORMATION: GETTING TO DUESSELDORF-------
Explicit directions to the places you need to get to
upon arrival will be included in the next circular,
for general orientation purposes, you may find the
links in our WWW home page to be very helpful.
Lufthansa will be the official airline for the XIII ICHL.
Their comprehensive global network links most major cities
throughout the world to Frankfurt and/or Duesseldorf.
Special airfares are available to registered conference participants and their
accompanying persons. Please
contact your nearest Lufthansa office, and kindly present
your official registration and refer to code GGAIRLHKONG.600
The international airport in Duesseldorf is linked to an
excellent and comprehensive public transportation system
covering the whole city. The main train station can be
reached in less than 15 minutes from the airport by a
suburban railway line. It is safe and efficient.
The main train station of Duesseldorf (Duesseldorf
Hauptbahnhof) is well connected to both the German
and European train network, not to mention the exten-
sive local transportation network.
----11 A NOTE ON CREDIT CARDS AND PERSONAL CHECKS-----
No personal checks (except Euro-cheques) are accepted
anywhere in Germany. It is also advisable to carry more
than one credit card. Any hotel or bank will cash trav-
ellers cheques. Acceptance of credit cards is not quite
as widespread as in the USA.
---------12 ABOUT OUR WORLD WIDE WEB HOME PAGE---------
All circulars will be available on our home page.
Please understand that these pages are under construction.
--------------------13 CONFERENCE FEES-------------------
13.1 TYPES OF FEES
REGISTRATION FEE: is non-refundable, includes membership
in the International Society for Historical Linguistics.
CONFERENCE FEE: covers conference expenses, abstracts
volume, and includes coffee breaks and lunches. The con-
ference fee is not prorateable. On-site registration
will add 40 DM to your total. A full refund will be
possible until 1 August, after that 50 % will be
BASIC COST: simply the combined total of the registration
fee plus the conference fee.
EXCURSION FEES: two excursions are planned, see
"EXCURSIONS" for details. They may be paid for and
reserved separately. Prepayment is not necessary for the excursions, but is
highly recommended as the number
of spaces will be limited. First come first served.
CONFERENCE DINNER: to take place in an elevated location
and in an elevated mood! Sign-up and payment for the
conference dinner upon check-in (no prepayment).
STUDENT RATES: A discount on the basic cost will be
available for bona fide students, who will be required
to present a valid student ID at check-in. As for all participants, prepayment
will be financially advantageous.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS AFFILIATED WITH UNI-
VERSITIES IN THE FORMER EAST BLOC NATIONS:
The discounted student rate on the registration fee/
conference fee package will also be available to our
colleagues affiliated with Eastern European universities.
13.2 AMOUNT WHEN PREPAID (DM = German marks, USD = US dollars)
Please return your registration on the form attached
at the very bottom of this message, indicating the
package of your choice. The packages are described below,
each showing regular and student amounts in both DM and USD.
The basic cost (220 DM or 147 USD in advance) is simply
the total of the registration fee (40 DM or 27 USD)
plus the conference fee (180 DM or 120 USD in advance).
Which excursions (if any) you choose to go on affects
the price of the packages. PAYMENT IN USD IS ONLY POSSIBLE IN ADVANCE.
PACKAGE ONE (basic cost, no excursions)
until 1 May: 220 DM (regular), 120 DM (student)
until 1 May: 147 USD (regular), 81 USD (student)
PACKAGE TWO (basic cost and Wednesday excursion)
until 1 May: 245 DM (regular), 145 DM (student)
until 1 May: 164 USD (regular), 98 USD (student)
PACKAGE THREE (basic cost and Saturday excursion)
until 1 May 285 DM (regular), 185 DM (student)
until 1 May 190 USD (regular), 124 USD (student)
PACKAGE FOUR (basic cost, both Wed. and Sat. excursions)
until 1 May 310 DM (regular), 210 DM (student)
until 1 May 207 USD (regular), 141 USD (student)
13.3 AMOUNT WHEN PAID ON-SITE
When paid on-site, the amount of the basic cost will be 40 DM
more than the prepayment cost. The cost of the excursions is
the same for pre-payment and on-site payment, pre-registering
for the excursions insures you a place. PAYMENT IN USD IS ONLY POSSIBLE IN
PACKAGE ONE (basic cost, no excursions)
after 1 May: (DM only): 260 DM (regular), 160 DM (student)
PACKAGE TWO (basic cost and Wednesday excursion)
after 1 May: (DM only) 285 DM (regular), 185 DM (student)
PACKAGE THREE (basic cost, Saturday excursion)
after 1 May: (DM only) 325 DM (regular), 250 DM (student)
PACKAGE FOUR (basic cost, both Wed. and Sat. excursions)
after 1 May: (DM only) 350 DM (regular), 250 DM (student)
13.4 PAYMENT METHODS
We regret that we will not be able to accept ANY credit
cards. The acceptable methods of payment are listed below.
PAYING IN ADVANCE (prepayment): There are two ways of paying in advance,
depending on whether you pay in USD or DM. Payment must be received by 1 May in
order to receive the discount.
After that date, on-site prices apply in all cases.
PAYING IN ADVANCE IN USD (US dollars): write a personal
check drawn on a US bank (must have both your name
and account number printed on it by the bank) made out to
"DIETER STEIN" (conference director). (See section 2 above
PAYING IN ADVANCE IN DM: transfer the appropriate sum
in DM to the following account:
Bank name: Deutsche Bank Duesseldorf
Bank number (BLZ): 300 700 10
Account holder: Dieter Stein
Account number: 817252001
The basic cost when paying on site at the conference
will be 40 DM more, as has already been mentioned,
and will be CASH ONLY IN GERMAN MARKS (DM) ONLY.
No credit cards or cheques of any kind (except Euro-cheques)
will be accepted. Hotels will be happy to cash
Payment must be received before 1 May for the pre-
payment prices to apply. After that date, on-site
amounts apply in all cases.
1) Transfer (DM only) OR send by check (USD only) the sum corresponding to your
package selection (see CONFERENCE COST/METHODS section above).
2) Make reservation with the hotel of your choice. This is entirely your
responsibility (see ACCOMMODATIONS section above).
3) Complete the rest of this form by filling in the
appropriate blanks and marking an "x" in the appropriate
place below and return it to:
ICHL1997 at phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de
The easiest way to accomplish this task may vary with
your email program. A standard option is to use your "reply" function, fill in
the blanks/mark the x's, and then send.
You become officially registered and will receive notice
of this fact upon receipt of payment. The name of your
hotel is for our information in case we need to locate you
during the conference, you are responsible for making
reservations with the hotel.
NAME: (fill in here, no titles, please)
AFFILIATION: (fill in here)
EMAIL: (fill in here)
FAX: (fill in here)
CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS: (fill in here)
PACKAGE SELECTION: (mark an "x" next to choice)
PACKAGE ONE, regular
PACKAGE ONE, student
PACKAGE TWO, regular
PACKAGE TWO, student
PACKAGE THREE, regular
PACKAGE THREE, student
PACKAGE FOUR, regular
PACKAGE FOUR, student
USD SENT BY CHECK: (fill in amount here)
DM TRANSFERRED TO DEUTSCHE BANK: (fill in amount here)
I HAVE MADE RESERVATIONS IN THIS HOTEL: (fill in here)
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