Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2012

  • Conference Call
  • The Australian Linguistic Society is kindly inviting you to participate in their 43rd annual conference, ALS Conference 2012 that will be held at the University of Western Australia, Perth from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th December.

    Conference themes

    There are three major themes across the ALI courses, plenary lectures, and special-interest workshops: 

    • Tense, aspect, mood and evidentiality
    • Language variation and change
    • In the field -  in the community

    Plenary speakers:

    • Prof Keren Rice: Continuity and Change in Dene (North Slavey, Athabaskan), University of Toronto, President of the Linguistic Society of America, Canada
    • Prof Miriam Meyerhoff, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Prof Östen Dahl: Perspectives on Tense-Aspect-Mood-Evidentiality, University of Stockholm, Sweden

    Re-kindling the tradition of the Australian Linguistics Institute in previous years, the following 3-hour courses are offered for post-graduate students and academic and professional colleagues. These will be held on Tuesday 4th December, immediately before the main conference. Courses are listed on the Courses&Workshops sub-site.

    AIATSIS Centre for Australian Languages (ACAL) Scholarship

    Students interested in research on Australian languages are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2012 Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) conference at UWA in Perth. ACAL is offering up to $1,500 to cover the cost of registration, on-campus accommodation (standard student room), and flights to and from Perth (lowest fare). Successful applicants will be expected to attend the whole conference and, where appropriate, the Australian Linguistics Institute courses. Priority will be given to applicants who fit one or more of the following categories:

    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
    • Involved with Australian languages
    • Presenting a paper at ALS
    • First-time ALS attendee
    Applications close 10 October 2012. For application forms and enquiries email language@aiatsis.gov.au with the subject heading ‘ALS scholarship’.

    Timeline

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