Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 10:54:32 -0400


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]" Telephone (902) 566-0677.

Some program highlights:


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).