Conference in Melbourne

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Thu Apr 8 00:55:35 UTC 2010

RNLD subscribers who are in Melbourne over the next few days may be
interested in a Convention being held at Wesley College:

Keynote speakers include Pat Dodson, Jo Lo Bianco and Alastair
Pennycook. It's mostly about language teaching but the colloquium on Sunday
may be of interest (note however that registration for the convention is
$1000, or for one day $400!!!):

Sunday 11 April 2010 at 12.15pm

Colloquium: The impact of English on the preservation and maintenance of
and other old languages. Chaired by Dr Zane MaRhea (Senior Lecturer,
Faculty, Monash University) with Maryam Ismail (Monash University), Ghil’ad
(Associate Professor University of Queensland & Australian Research Council
Fellow in Linguistics), Baressa Frazer (Puuch Clan woman from the Wik
country of
Aurukun), Rhonda Inkamala (Indigenous Educator, Australia), Henry Atkinson
University and Elder) and Ato Quayson (Professor of English and Director of
the Centre for
Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto, Canada).

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

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