Rumsey Symposium

Language and the anthropology of communication in Honour of Alan Rumsey

10.45am-5.00pm, Thursday 15 August 2019

Common Room, University House, The Australian National University

Invited speaker: Tony Woodbury, University of Texas Austin

The program is available to download here. (PDF)

 

Registrations are now closed

 

Program

10.45am-11.00am

Welcome to Country

11.00am-11.20am

Introductory Remarks

Simon Haberle and Nick Evans (ANU)

11.20am-12.20pm

Relating a language's lexico-grammatical genius to its speakers' ideology, aesthetics, sociality, and history: Inspirations from the work of Alan Rumsey

Tony Woodbury (UT Austin)

12.20pm-1.50pm

Lunch (Catered, Register)  

1.50pm-2.20pm

Clearing the air: A Meakambut practice of initiating a quarrel upon arrival

Darja Hoenigman (Université de Paris)

2.20pm-2.50pm 

Structure in transformation: Reflections on the influence of Alan Rumsey’s scholarship

Debra McDougall (UM)

2.50pm-3.20pm

Coffee Break

3.20pm-3.50pm 

Grammar, Poetics and Social Relations: Chicago to Sahul

Francesca Merlan (ANU)

3.50pm-4.20pm

Aspects of religious language

Ian Keen (ANU)   

4.20pm-4.50pm

Understanding and not-understanding among sign language users in the New Guinea Highlands

Lauren Reed (ANU)

Any enquiries please email coedlevents@anu.edu.au

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