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Post relayed from Facebook – September 21, 2018 at 08:59PM

Dear members of the ALT Community,

This is a friendly reminder. Please read and share widely:

The Association for Linguistic Typology now solicits bids for a conference venue and host for ALT 14, 2021. For ALT14 we especially encourage submissions from outside of Europe, which will host ALT13 in Pavia, and from outside Australia, which hosted ALT12 in Canberra. Below you will find a full list of ALT venues, going back to 1995.

ALT I, 1995, Vitoria-Gasteiz, The Basque Country, Spain
ALTII, 1997, Eugene, Oregon, USA
ALT III, 1999, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ALT IV, 2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA
ALT V, 2003, Sardinia, Italy
ALT VI, 2005, Padang, Indonesia
ALT, VII, 2007, Paris, France
ALT VIII, 2009, Berkeley, California, USA
ALT IX, 2011, Hong Kong
ALT X, 2013, Leipzig, Germany
ALT XI, 2015, Albuquerque, USA
ALT XII, 2017, Canberra, Australia
ALT XIII, 2019, Pavia, Italy

In order to be included for consideration by ALT’s Executive Committee, please reply to the ALT secretary and conference organizer, Kristine Hildebrandt (khildeb@siue.edu), with responses to the following questions:

1. Organizing Committee

Who are proposed members of the local organizing committee? What is the availability of administrative support at the host institution?

2. Location

Describe the availability of conference halls of various sizes. Describe also the availability and accessibility of hotels and student accommodation. Describe also the logistics of venue access, including access by airport/rail and by local public transport. Keep in mind possible conflicts with respect to timing, for example local holidays, events, celebrations, etc. in that location.

3. Timing

Describe the preferred timing, keeping in mind that ALT normally takes place during summer, and describe or justify timing alternatives (for example late summer or early autumn), if available. Please keep in mind the availability of conference halls, hotels etc. at your institution and in your area. Please describe any possible combination and/or conflicts with other workshops or conferences at the proposed time of year (e.g. the LSA Summer Institute in the U.S., and the ICHL).

4. Finances

Please describe any potential funding sources (research councils, university funding, or other sponsors) that can be used towards ALT 13. Describe also options available from your institution for offering scholarships to students and scholars from developing countries.

5. The Role of ALT

The local host institution is the primary organizing force for ALT conferences. As such, the host is expected to have its own decision-making process in place. However, ALT will serve an advisory role in particular matters, including local organizing committee set-up, program committee establishment, facilitating calls for abstracts and award organization, and the ALT business meeting.

Special Note: If you think that your venue might be appropriate, or if you want to begin informal discussions, we strongly encourage you to reach out to ALT Secretary Kristine Hildebrandt (khildeb@siue.edu) or to ALT President Jeff Good (jcgood@buffalo.edu) early on. We would still require the full responses to the questions above in order for EC deliberation, but we would certainly welcome working with interested parties on potential ideas.

Please send this information or direct any questions to Kristine Hildebrandt (khildeb@siue.edu) by 15 October, 2018. The Executive Committee will consider the applications, with the intention of selecting the venue by early 2019 and announcing the venue at the 2019 Pavia ALT meeting.

Thank you!
September 21, 2018 at 08:59PM
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Post relayed from Facebook – March 12, 2018 at 04:15PM

“Word Hunters: Field linguists on fieldwork” for review

Hi everyone, is there anyone who would like to review the following book for “Linguistic Typology”?

Please drop a message to lt@degruyter.com

All the best,
Masha (Maria) Koptjevskaja Tamm

Word Hunters
Field linguists on fieldwork

Editors
Hannah Sarvasy | The Australian National University
Diana Forker | University of Jena

In Word Hunters, eleven distinguished linguists reflect on their career-spanning linguistic fieldwork. Over decades, each has repeatedly stood up to physical, intellectual, interpersonal, intercultural, and sometimes political challenges in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. These scholar-explorers have enlightened the world to the inner workings of languages in remote communities of Africa (West, East, and South), Amazonia, the Arctic, Australia, the Caucasus, Oceania, Siberia, and East Asia. They report some linguistic eureka moments, but also discuss cultural missteps, illness, and the other challenges of pursuing linguistic data in extreme circumstances. They write passionately about language death and their responsibilities to speech communities. The stories included here—the stuff of departmental and family legends—are published publicly for the first time.
[John Benjamins, Studies in Language Companion Series, 194] 2018. vi, 177 pp.
March 12, 2018 at 04:15PM
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“Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language” for review in “Linguistic Typology” on offer Hi, is anyone interested in writing a review / review article of “Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language” (ed. by Edward Keenan and Denis Paperno, two volumes – 2012 and 2017) for “Linguistic typology”? You can find the information here: http://ift.tt/2EGywYR and here: http://ift.tt/2FAyXFz Please drop me a message, also at lt@degruyter.com Masha (Maria) Koptjevskaja Tamm

“Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language” for review in “Linguistic Typology” on offer

Hi, is anyone interested in writing a review / review article of “Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language” (ed. by Edward Keenan and Denis Paperno, two volumes – 2012 and 2017) for “Linguistic typology”? You can find the information here:
http://ift.tt/2EGywYR
and here:
http://ift.tt/2FAyXFz

Please drop me a message, also at lt@degruyter.com

Masha (Maria) Koptjevskaja Tamm
January 14, 2018 at 12:20PM
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Learn the languages of the Australasia-Pacific region while at ALT!

When you come down under for ALT, be sure to pick up some basic knowledge about the languages of the region. ALT 2017 is offering teach-ins on Papuan, Austronesian and Australian languages on the Monday right before the meeting. Sign up for these classes right away!

(Also, don’t forget that the regular, cheaper, registration is only open until this Sunday, October 1st.)

Here are some helpful maps of the region to wet your appetite !

1) languages of New Guinea grouped into language families (Glottolog)

new guinea

2) Division of Oceania into Near/Remote Oceania or Polynesia/Micronesia/Melanesia (ANU Cartography/CartoGIS)

17-244a_Pacific_BW_regions-01
3) Horton’s famous map of Australian languages from 1994

Horton_1994_indigi_map
4) Spread of Austronesian language family (ANU Cartography/CartoGIS)

austronesian fmaily
5) Polynesian languages and their family relations as displayed onto a map (Levison, Ward & Webb 1973)

polynesian_lgs

 

 

Practical information on visiting Canberra

If you’re coming for this years ALT here in Canberra, you might have some practical questions. We’ve put up helpful information on the conference website: http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/alt-conference-2017/venue/

There is information on:

  • traveling
  • childcare
  • visas
  • restaurants
  • free bikes (free bikes, yes it’s true! First come first served)
  • buses
  • weather

We hope you find this helpful and are looking forward to welcoming you to Canberra!

ALT online

cropped-logoengraverbenguiat93_b_3.jpgYou can now follow ALT on facebook and twitter. Please use the tag #lingtyp if you are writing about the association or meeting online. There is also a Facebook event you can attend. We will be posting updates about the meeting and association in these channels and via mail to registered attendees. Follow us if you want to be in the loop!

Here is our official website, where you can join as a member and subscribe to our popular mailing list (LINGTYP).

This year, the 12th biennial meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology will be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia from 12th to 14th December. The meeting of 2017 will be hosted by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) in Canberra. The website for the 2017 meeting is here.  You can view the programme, register etc. there. You can also follow CoEDL on twitter and Facebook.