DIALECT2000: Language Links - Scotland and Ireland

John Kirk john.kirk at UNITE.CO.UK
Wed Jun 21 11:16:11 UTC 2000

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


6th International Conference
on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster (6ICLSU)
  (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 1994)

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 Ireland
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

 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 Scots
        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
        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 Anglo-Irish
        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

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 Factors

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

  DIALECT2000: 9-16 August 2000 The Queen's University of Belfast

        The conference fees comprise £25.00 registration and
administrration (non-refundable) and £75.00 participation (refundable
if cancelled in advance). The participation fee will include all
events, morning coffees and afternoon teas, any organised
transportation, the ballad recital, the coach tour on 13 August, and
a copy of any proceedings.
        The full-board packagedeal runs from Dinner on 9 August to
Lunch on 16 August. We hope as many as possible will be residential
(in brand-new hall of residence accommodation) and book on a
full-board basis.Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and Lunch is UK£50.00 per
day (no reduction for meals not taken), so that the full 7-day
package will be (7 x UK£50.00 = UK£350.00. Each 24-hour period from
dinner through to lunch may be booked @£50.00 per day. Please
indicate number of nights and dates of arrival and departure.
        Non-residential participants will pay the conference feeand
make their own arrangements for meals, although lunch and dinner will
likely be available if required. Details later.


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Please return to Dr. John M. Kirk (DIALECT2000), School of English,
The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, BT7 1NN, Northern
Ireland, by 31.5.2000.

John Kirk
Co-Organiser, Dialect2000: Language Links
School of English
Queen's University Belfast
Email: J.M.Kirk at qub.ac.uk
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