Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 10:54:32 -0400
From: Terry Pratt TPRATT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UPEI.CA
Subject: Conference: Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association
The annual conference of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic
Association will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
Canada, on November 10 and 11, 1995, co-sponsored by the University
of Prince Edward Island.
For program, abstracs, and registration details, contact Dr. Terry
Pratt, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I. C1A
4P3. E-mail "tpratt[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]upei.ca." Telephone (902) 566-0677.
Some program highlights:
THEME: MAKING LINGUISTICS ACCESSIBLE
FEATURED SPEAKER: Katherine Barber, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Oxford
Dictionary: "SIN and Jambusters: What makes a Canadian dictionary
OTHER PAPERS directly on this theme include "On Making
Linguistics Useful for Teachers," "Making Saussure Accessible,"
"Drawing Connections between Language and Film Music," "The Case of
Yiddish: Preservation or Revival."
YET OTHER papers are of the kind traditionally found at this
conference, which will visit the theme indirectly: "Historical
Evidence and the Verb System of Newfoundland Vernacular English,"
"Script Switching in Written Japanese," "The Control Parameter:
Evidence from Slavic and Romance."
AND SOME NEED NO EXPLANATION: "Stall Wars: A Gendered Comparison of
Latrinalia at York University," "Ms. Revisited: She's still a bitch,
only now she's older!", "Is McLuhan a Linguist?"
SOME SPEAKERS are from the region; others are 'from away': Toronto,
Ottawa, Quebec, Boston, Miami, Honolulu, Tokyo, and the Ukraine
(Valentina Skibina, "On Nucleus Vocabulary of English").
OTHER ASPECTS INCLUDE a round table on linguistics applied to
language teaching, a publishers' display, a BYOBAA table (bring your
own book, abstract, article), a banquet in the beautiful
Charlottetown Prince Edward Hotel, where the whole
conference takes place (includes terrific three-mustard sauce).