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Symposium: Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity finale, 27-28 June

Australian National University, Nicholas Evans, Wellsprings

Date: 18 June 2019

Symposium: Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity finale

Speakers: Various

When: 9am-5pm, 27 - 28 June June 2019 

Where: Hedley Bull Building seminar rooms 1 and 2

Registration: If you'd like to partake in lunch on either day, please register at the links below by Sunday 23 June. 

You are cordially invited to the final research symposium of 'The Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity', a five year Laureate project awarded by the Australian Research Council to Centre Director Professor Nicholas Evans, which will involve nine presentations by researchers involved in different languages and themes of the project.

PROGRAM

 

Thursday 27 June

 

Friday 28 June

 

Venue: Hedley Bull seminar room 1

 

Venue: Hedley Bull seminar room 2

9:00-9:30

Tea and coffee served

9:15-10:15

Dineke Schokkin: "The multifaceted expression of number on the Idi verb"

9:30-10:00

Welcome to Country and Nick Evans' opening comments

10:15-11:15

Eri Kashima: "Tvenzo Nmbo Zi (Our Own Nmbo Language): Language ideologies of an indigenous multilingual community in Southern New Guinea"

10:00-11:00

Mark Ellison: "Intra- and Inter-Speaker Variation in Predictive Models of Language Cognition"

11:15-11:45

Morning tea

11:00-11:30

Morning tea

11:45-12:45

Ruth Singer: "Uncovering the making of linguistic diversity: with a focus on the Mawng language and its friends"

11:30-1:00

Nick Evans (CHL synapse talk): "The dynamics of language diversity" - see the description here.

12:45-1:45

Lunch (for which you must register here)

1:00-2:00

Lunch (for which you must register here)

1:45-3:15

Marie Duhamel (thesis submission talk): "Variation in Raga - a quantitative and qualitative study of the language of North Pentecost, Vanuatu" - see the description here.

2:00-3:30

Alexandra Marley (thesis submission talk): "Variation and change in a polysynthetic language: the case of Bininj Kunwok (Western Arnhem Land)" - see the description here.

3:15-4:00

Afternoon tea

3:30-4:15

Afternoon tea

4:00-5:00

Miriam Meyerhoff: "The narcissism of small differences: Sociolinguistic points of comparison in three communities in Auckland, New Zealand"

4:15-5:15

Hedvig Skirgard: "Wellsprings through the eyes of typology"

5:00 onwards

Please join us for a celebration at Fellows bar!  

If you have any questions about the program please email bianca.hennessy@anu.edu.au 

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University