Update on Australianist Workshop in Manchester, 12-13 Dec 2008 – Eva Schultze-Berndt

[from Eva Schultze-Berndt, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester]
This is to remind you of the upcoming Australianist workshop at the University of Manchester. As the interest seems to be high and 12 December was a better date for some participants, the workshop will start on Friday 12 December around noon and continue for all or most of the day on Saturday 13 December.
So far I received two abstracts (thank you!). I still welcome abstracts on the theme of “Prosody and information structure” but it looks as if many contributions will be on other topics, so feel free to offer a presentation on any topic of interest to Australianists (and possibly others!).
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in presenting, or just attending as a participant. If you would like to present a paper, please send me a title and abstract ASAP. I will then get back to you with a preliminary program and accommodation information by the end of October.
I’m looking forward to seeing many of you in Manchester soon.
Eva Schultze-Berndt
E-mail: eva.schultze-berndt AT manchester.ac.uk


PS Repeating travel information
There are cheap flights from various European cities to Manchester (check out Lufthansa, they have some cheap flights too). Another possibility is to travel via Liverpool; there is a good and cheap bus connection between Liverpool airport and Manchester city centre which takes about 1 hr (and add a day or two and check out Liverpool’s “Cultural Capital of Europe” events).
Travel time from London Euston by train is 2 1/2-4 hrs depending on the day/time and the flexible standard fare is around GBP 65 (EUR 80) return off-peak, although it is possible to get cheaper tickets by booking well in advance (Virgin trains). There is also a direct coach service (National Express) from London Victoria. It is probably not worth travelling via London Stansted as this adds a lot to the travel time and train fare.

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