[RNLD] CHANGE OF VENUE!!! Melbourne Linguistics in the Pub WEDNESDAY 25th March

Ruth Singer ruth.singer at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 01:07:57 UTC 2015

Apologies we have had to change the venue for the next Linguistics in the
Pub as the Prince Alfred has been offered a paid booking. Please forward
this to anyone you forwarded it to already.

The new venue is the back room of Naughton's Parkville hotel:

Website: http://www.parkvillehotel.com.au/
Address: *43 Royal Parade Parkville Melbourne Victoria
*Telephone (03) 9347 2255*
*email: info at parkvillehotel.com.au <parkvillehotel at onestream.com.au> *

Food is a little more expensive at this venue, see menu:

*Announcement: Melbourne Linguistics in the pub WEDNESDAY 25th March 2015*

Topic: Has the study of Australian languages been at the expense of work on
Australian English variation?

Discussion led by Prof. Miriam Meyerhoff, Victoria University of Wellington
(New Zealand)

Australian linguists are world renown for their work on the description and
documentation of indigenous languages. It is remarkable (to this outsider),
given such a febrile research environment, that so little descriptive work
seems to be being done on dialects of Australian English compared to the
study of English variation in other places. Can it really be true that
Masterchef Australia has more to contribute to the analysis and
documentation of Australian English than Australian linguistics does? I’d
be interested in hearing from local (socio)linguists whether they think a
focus on indigenous languages will necessarily be at the expense of the
regional varieties of English in Australia.

Time:             6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue:           Back room, Naughton's Parkville hotel (NOTE DIFFERENT

*43 Royal Parade Parkville Melbourne Victoria <http://goo.gl/maps/0lcXY>*
*Telephone (03) 9347 2255*

Food and drinks available at the venue

LIP is LIP is an occasional gathering of language activists
and linguists in Melbourne and is coordinated by the MLIP committee: Ruth
Singer (Melbourne Uni), Harriet Sheppard, Jonathan Schlossberg, Alan Ray,
Giordana Santosuosso and Jonathon Lum (Monash Uni)

Contact Ruth Singer (University of Melbourne) with any questions:
rsinger at unimelb.edu.au
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Dr Ruth Singer
DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow
Linguistics Program and Research Unit for Indigenous Language
School of Languages and Linguistics
Faculty of Arts
University of Melbourne 3010
Tel. +61 3 90353774
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