Dialect2000 conference notice

Mike Salovesh t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Wed Jun 21 05:57:23 UTC 2000

Rudolph C Troike wrote:
> Too bad the information wasn't sent in readable form. All I got was pages
> of meaningless numbers-and-letters.
>         Rudy

This may be a little better.  Enjoy!

-- mike salovesh                    <salovesh at niu.edu>

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9-16 August 2000
The Queen's University of Belfast


6th International Conference on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster
 (in collaboration with the Forum for Research on the Languages of
Scotland and Ulster)

2nd International Conference on the Languages of Ireland (2ICLI)
(sequel to the First Conference, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, June

Organisers: Dr. John M. Kirk and Prof. Dónall Ó Baoill
email: J.M.Kirk at qub.ac.uk and d.obaoill at qub.ac.uk
tel. (+)44 (0)28 9027 3815 and (+4) (0)28 9027 3390
fax. (+)44 (0)28 9031 4615

Postal Address:
School of English
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland

Provisional Programme

Wednesday 9 August:                     Arrival

Thursday 10-Friday 11 August:   6ICLSU Papers

Saturday 12 August                      Language, Politics and Ethnolinguistics
Sunday 13 August:                       Linguistic Cultural Tour of Northern
Monday 14-Tuesday 15 August     2ICLI Papers
Wednesday 16 August                     Depart

 6ICLSU Papers: Draft Timetable (version 6: 15 June 2000)

Thursday 10 August 2000

9.30    Opening Speeches

10.00   Tribute to A.J.Aitken
Isebail Macleod and Marace Dareau

10.15   Tribute to R.J. Gregg
Philip Robinson and Michael Montgomery

10.30   Coffee

11.00   4 Historical Papers

        Kay Muhr (The Queen's University of Belfast)
        Common Elements in Irish and Scottish Place-Names

        Susanne Kries (University of Potsdam)
        The Linguistic Evidence for Scandinavian-Scottish Cultural Contact in
the Middle Ages: The Case of Southwest Scotland

        Marace Dareau (DOST, University of Edinburgh)
        Exploring the Scots/Gaelic Interface

        Volker Mohr (University of Heidelberg)
        Scottish Linguistics, 1595-1872: An Annotated Bibliography

13.00   Lunch

14.00   3 Papers on Phonology

        Volker Mohr (University of Heidelberg)
        Verb Morphology, Aitken's Law and Old Norse: Evidence from Southern

        Caroline Macafee (University of Aberdeen)
        Lowland Sources of Ulster Scots: Gregg and LAS3 Compared

        Kevin McCafferty (University of Tromsø)
        The mither leid: Mrs M.C. Gregg and the shape of Ulster-Scots

15.30   Tea

16.00   3 Historical Overviews

        Manfred Görlach (University of Cologne)
        Scots: the Outside View?

        Michael Montgomery (University of South Carolina)
        How the Montgomeries Lost the Scots Language

        Karen P. Corrigan (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
        Central Places vs. Enclaves: The Spreead of Northern Dialects of
English/Scots and the Survival of Irish in County Armagh, N.I. 1600-1900

17.30   Marace Dareau and Isebail MacLeod
        Update on the Scottish Dictionary Projects

18.00   End of Afternoon Session

Evening Reception

 Friday, 11 August

9.30    3 Papers on Stylistics

        Derrick McClure (University of Aberdeen)
        Trom-Laighe or Widdreme: Scotticising Sorley MacLean

        Susana Calvo Alvaro (University of Aberdeen)
        20th Century Popular Scottish Theatre and the Scots Language: A
Sociolinguistic Study

        Walter Morani (Milan)
        Gendering Oor National Language: 'Queer Scots' in Contemporary Gay and
        Lesbian Theatre in Scotland

11.00   Coffee

11.30   3 Papers on Sociolinguistics

        Ronald Macaulay (Pitzer College)
        Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Glasgow Discourse

        Danielle Löw (University of Heidelberg)
        Language Attitudes and Language Use in Pitmedden

        Mari Imamura (University of Aberdeen)
        Methodological Deliberations on Investigating Teachers'
Metalinguistic          Awareness and the Preservation of Scots Dialects

13.00   Lunch

14.00   Gaelic

        Morag MacNeil (Sabal Mor Ostaig)
        Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Gaelic Identities in Shift

14.30   Shetland

        Walter Morani (Milan)
        Scots and Shetlandic in the Poetry of Christine De Luca

        Doreen Waugh (University of Glasgow)
        Conscious Archaisms in Shetland Dialect

15.30   Tea

16.00   Song

        Sheila Douglas (Perth)
        The Scots Language and the Song Tradition

        Steve Sweeney-Turner (University of the Highlands and Islands)
        The Political Parlour: Identity and Ideology in Scottish National Song

17.00   Plenary

        Manfred Görlach (University of Cologne)
        What is Ulster Scots?

18.30   University Reception

19.30   Dinner

20.30   Evening Session:

        Sheila Douglas, Brian Mullen, Len Graham, John Campbell
        Child Ballads and Ireland

Dialect 2000: Language Links
Language, Politics and Ethnolinguistics
Saturday 12 August 2000, Queen's University Belfast

This day-long Symposium will be concerned with language and politics
with particular emphasis on ethnolinguistics within a political
accommodation of equality. We see this as an opportunity to focus on the
growing politicisation of linguistic rights in both Ireland and Scotland
and the response by the various national and devolved governments. As
the Belfast Good Friday Agreement contains a very strong bill of human
rights, we consider it important to consider all minority groups seeking
political redress and who feel subject to discrimination on grounds of
language. We think in particular of the travelling community, the deaf
communities who use Irish Sign Language as well as British Sign
Language, and more generally of gender and sexual identity. Our hope is
that the debate, which tends to focus on Irish Gaelic and Ulster Scots
in the North and on Scottish Gaelic and Scots in Scotland, might benefit
from its contextualisation within a wider framework of linguistic
diversity and political recognition and accommodation, as, indeed, the
Good Friday Agreement seeks to do.

        The Symposium will be structured into four sessions:

· The Symposium will open by several presentations dealing with
institutional and political arrangements dealing with these issues in
place in Northern Ireland before and leading up to the Good Friday
Agreement. So far, we have received commitments from Dónall O Riagáin
(General Secretary, European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages) and Mari
FitzDuff (Director, INCORE, University of Ulster, and former Chief
executive, NI Community Relations Council). Further invitations are
still being considered.

· The second session will be devoted to statements by constituent
spokespersons and activists seeking to show that there has been real or
perceived discrimination of a kind that can be attributed to language of
one sort or another, and with reference to the Good Friday Agreement
appealing to the new devolved government for assistance and support. So
far we have received commitments from the non-indigenous language
communities, the deaf community, the women's community, and the gay
community. Invitations to the Irish Gaelic community, the Ulster Scots
community, and the Travellers community are still being considered.

· The third session will be devoted to statements and responses by
Ministers of devolved government about the way forward and the better
future for all of us. So far, Sean Farran, Minister for Higher
Education, has committed himself to speaking, and Dermot Nesbitt, Junior
Minister in the Office of First and Deputy First Minister, and Michael
McGimpsey, Minister for Culture, arts and Leisure, are reconsidering the
invitations now that they have resumed their roles. In addition, we hope
to have a spokesperson from the new NI Human Rights Commission and from
the two new language agencies forming the North-South Implementation
Body on Language.

· The final session will be devoted to discussion between all speakers,
participants, and any other invited guests.
 2ICLI Papers (Draft 6: 15 June 2000)

Monday 14 August 2000

9.00-10.30      Plenary

        Markku Filppula (University of Joensuu)
        Irish Influence in Hiberno-English: Some Problems of Argumentation

10.30   Coffee

11.00-13.00     5 Papers on Contact and Syntax

        Karen P. Corrigan (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
        Languages in Contact: Some Solutions for Northern Hiberno-English?

        Kevin McCafferty (University of Tromsø)
        Is it already dropping the future and now forgetting the recent past
we'll be after? Change in the Irish English be after V-ing construction

        Terence Odlin (Ohio State University)
        Substrate Influence and Linguistic Identity: The Cases of Ebonics and

        Patricia Ronan (University of Marburg)
        On the Progressive in Hiberno-English

13.00   Lunch

14.00   5 Papers on Irish Syntax, Phonology, and Proverbs

        Aidan Doyle (University of Gdansk)
        Complex Predicates in Irish and English

        Peter McQuillan (University of Notre Dame)
        Language, Culture and History: the Case of Ir. duchas

        Natalia A. Nikolaeva (Lomonossov Moscow State University)
        On the Phonology of the O.Ir. Names Amlaib, Ímar, Tomrair

        Brian O Curnain (Institute of Advanced Studies, Dublin)
        The New Ir. 3rd pers. pl. form <adar>

        Fionnuala Carson Williams  (The Queen's University of Belfast)
        Quotation Proverbs in Ireland

16.30   Tea

        Michael Montgomery (University of South Carolina)
        Early Modern English in Ulster

        Alison Henry (University of Ulster at Jordanstown)
        Expletives and agreement in Belfast English

18.00    End of afternoon session

Evening Reception

 Tuesday 15 August 2000

9.00    Special Session on Travellers Language

        Mary Burke (The Queen's University of Belfast)
        Simply bad English with some bad Irish thrown in: The Ambiguous
Status          of Shelta in Ireland

        Mícheál Ó hAodha (University of Limerick)
        The acquisition of Cant "slang" by teenagers in Galway city

        Martin McDonough

        Sally Flynn

        Sinead Ni Shuinear
        A History of Academic Treatment of Traveller Language

        Sheila Douglas
        Travellers Cant in Scotland

13.00 Lunch

14.00   Special Session on Language, Politics and Education

        Liam Andrews (Belfast)
        The Politics of the Irish-language Movement in Northern Ireland: the
1920s and the 1930s

        Aodán Mac Póilin (Ultach Trust, Belfast)
        Shotgun Marriages: Cross-border (Irish/Ulster-Scots) Language Body

        Simone Zwickl (University of Heidelberg)
        Language Attitudes towards the Irish Language and towards Dialect
across  the Northern Irish/Irish Border

        Brian Lambkin (Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster-American Folk Park)
        Migration, Education for Linguistic Diversity and the Introduction of
Citizenship Education to Schools in Northern Ireland

        Fionnuala Carson Williams (The Queen's University of Belfast)
        Terms, Phrases, the Local Press and the Northern Ireland Conflict

        Malcolm Scott (Ultach Trust, Belfast)
        The Bishop, the Highlanders and the Fanatick's': William King, DD, and
Immigration from Argyll and the Isles

        Eugene McKendry (The Queen's University of Belfast)
        Modern Languages Education Policies in Ireland and Britain

        Alison Henry and Cathy Finlay (University of Ulster
        Linguistic Discrimination: Local Language Varieties, Education and
Employment in Northern Ireland

18.30   End of Afternoon Session

Evening Reception

Wednesday 16 August

9.00-10.30      Plenary

        Raymond Hickey (University of Essen)
        Ireland as a Linguistic Area

10.30   Simone Zwickl (University of Heidelberg)
        Dialect Use in Armagh and Monaghan: Linguistic and Extralinguistic

11.00   Coffee

11.30   3 Papers on Phonology

        Geoff Lindsey and John Harris (University College London)
        Irish English Dentals: Phonetic Exponence versus Enhancement

        Dónall Ó Baoill (The Queen's University of Belfast)
        ng-deletion: an Ulster-Irish Feature?

        Kevin McCafferty (University of Tromsø)
        (London)Derry English: the last word

13.00   Lunch

14.00   Ireland

        Jeffrey A. Kallen (TCD) and John M. Kirk (QUB)
        ICE Ireland: A First Report

        Goodith White (University of Leeds)
        The Names of Irish English

15.00   Final Meeting

15.15   Departure

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