9th International Conference On Oceanic Linguistics – COOL9
4-8 February 2013
The 9th Conference On Oceanic Linguistics will be hosted by the Faculty of Education and Arts, and the Endangered Languages Documentation, Theory and Application Research Group, University of Newcastle, Australia, from February 4 – February 8, 2013.
The Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family includes more than 500 languages. The region in which they are spoken includes Island Melanesia, much of coastal Papua New Guinea, Polynesia and most of Micronesia. These languages show a high degree of linguistic diversity and are of considerable scientific significance, and many are highly endangered. The COOL conference series is dedicated to research on Oceanic languages, and their multifaceted linguistic, social, cultural and historical contexts.
- Professor Maria Polinsky, Harvard University, 'Deriving ergativity in Oceanic languages'
- Dr Michael Dunn, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, topic TBA
Abstracts are invited on all aspects of Oceanic linguistics; and on other languages of the Oceanic area, including pidgins, creoles and koine; Papuan languages of the Oceanic area; and Pacific varieties of metropolitan languages. Paper presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion time.
Linguistics Seminars Series - Semester 2, 2012
The next Linguistics Seminar Series is:
Speaker: Guowu Jiang
Topic: ESL/EFL Vocabulary Teaching Strategy: the Effects of Bottom-up and Top-down Approaches on the Acquisition of Academic English Vocabulary By Chinese University Students.
When: Tuesday 21 August 4-5pm
Where: Senta Taft Hendery Museum, the Gallery
Refreshments will be provided.
Click here to download the Linguistic Seminar Series Semester 2 Program