Wellsprings Forum Dialogue 2016
What is different about the sociolinguistics of small-scale communities
Canberra, 1-5 Feb, 2016, Australian National University
The Wellsprings Forum dialogue featured sociolinguists Peter Trudgill and James Stanford. It was held at ANU during the mornings of the first week of February (1-5), and included public lectures, commentary and discussion on the theme: ‘What is different about the sociolinguistics of small-scale communities’.
|1st Feb||Peter Trudgill||Complexity in small languages: what is the evidence? (Commentary by Ruth Singer)|
|2nd Feb||James Stanford||Sociolinguistics of Sui clans and other communities of descent (Commentary by Murray Garde)|
|3rd Feb||Peter Trudgill||Complexity in small languages: how can we account for it (Commentary by Patrick McConvell)|
|4th Feb||James Stanford||Investigating language variation and change in small communities (Commentary by Eri Kashima)|
|Synthesis and discussion (Round Table Commentary by Respondents, followed by open discussion)|
For information about the forum contact Bianca.Hennessy@anu.edu.au.
For abstracts, please see our extended program here.