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

“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:
and here:

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

Masha (Maria) Koptjevskaja Tamm
January 14, 2018 at 12:20PM
from Association for Linguistic Typology – ALT
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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)

3) Horton’s famous map of Australian languages from 1994

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)




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.