THEORY AND DATA: invitation to a training event in linguistics
To celebrate the launch of the INSTITUTE FOR LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE STUDIES, the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures of the University of Manchester wishes to invite linguistics postgraduates from all over the country to a one-day training event on the theme of
THEORY AND DATA
24 April 2009
10.00 - 18.00
(University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester:
10.00-16.00 room 3.204, 16.00-18.00 Lecture Theatre A)
Guest Speaker: Professor Peter Austin, Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, SOAS.
The sessions will reflect the variety of theoretical approaches and language specialisms covered by the Institute:
- 10.00 Nigel Vincent & Eva Schultze-Berndt, Introduction
- 10.10 , Toward a theory of language contact: The place of diachronic, typological, and conversational data in an integrated model of grammar.
- 10.55 coffee
- 11.20 , Why dialect geography matters.
- 12.05 , Intonational variation in Huave.
- 12.50 lunch
- 14.10 Andrew Koontz-Garboden, Possessed property concepts in Ulwa: Why morphological syncretism matters and how to deal with it (based on research conducted with Itamar Francez, U. Chicago).
- 14.55 , Situating linguistic data: Investigating language and the media in Brazilian television.
- 15.40 tea
Lecture Theatre A
- 16.05 , Do 'literal' meanings play a role in actual communication? An empirical study.
- 16.50 Professor Peter Austin, If you don't speak lots of languages, then what do you linguists do?
- 17.50 close
- 18.00 wine reception
Each session will consist of a 30-minute talk plus 15 minutes of debate led by a discussant.
Attendance at the event (including refreshments and lunch) is FREE, but email registration is required by 10 April. If you wish to register, please email Susana Afonso at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your name and affiliation. MA, MPhil and PhD students welcome!