26.2169, Calls: Anthropological Ling, General Ling, Lang Documentation, Typology/Australia

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Subject: 26.2169, Calls: Anthropological Ling, General Ling, Lang Documentation, Typology/Australia

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Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:13:46
From: Matthew Carroll [mattcarrollj at gmail.com]
Subject: Workshop on the Languages of Melanesia

Full Title: Workshop on the Languages of Melanesia 
Short Title: WLM2015 

Date: 21-Jun-2015 - 23-Jun-2015
Location: Kioloa, NSW, Australia 
Contact Person: Matthew Carroll
Meeting Email: wlm2015anu at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/whats-on/events/article/?id=workshop-on-the-languages-of-melanesia-21-23-june-2015 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Typology 

Call Deadline: 28-Apr-2015 

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on the Languages of Melanesia is hosted by the ANU and will be held at the coastal campus at Kioloa (NSW coast) on 21-23 June.

The WLM is an informal workshop with a focus on Papuan languages, although submissions on all languages from Melanesia are happily welcomed. The workshop provides an opportunity to present on exciting and exploratory work rather than published outcomes all within an environment of lively discussion and a stunning natural setting.

The workshop also involves many opportunities for social interaction with fellow scholars of all levels, including a group bushwalk at some point during the workshop.

Invited speaker will be announced shortly.

Call for Papers:

Abstract submissions are welcomed on the topic of, but not restricted to:

Considering variation in linguistic description of Melanesian Languages.

Languages do not exist in isolation and neither should grammatical description. We are therefore particularly interested in talks and posters which recognises the role variation plays in the description, modelling and understanding of languages of the region. We conceive of variation in this sense to be both macrovariation, i.e. inter-language, and microvariation, i.e. intra-language variation.

We invite abstracts of a maximum of a single page in length (including any examples and references). Talks may be for 20 or 30 minutes, with 10 minutes discussion. We also invite abstracts for posters. Please indicate preference when submitting abstract.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 April, please email abstracts to: wlm2015anu at gmail.com.

The workshop will be located at the Kioloa Coastal Campus, for more information see: http://kioloa.anu.edu.au/. Transport from Canberra to the workshop venue will be provided. Food and accommodation costs will be supplemented to keep costs to a minimum. 

We also ask those considering attending the workshop to please complete the following survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5ZSJDXF) so that we can get an idea of numbers in order to finalise costs. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.  

Best regards,
WLM2015 Organising Committee

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