A Blackwood by the Beach for Papuanists

After a couple of very enjoyable Australianist mini-conferences at Crommelin Field Station, James McElvenny from Sydney University has decided to organise the same for Papuan Languages!. We’re hoping to replicate the laid back style of the Blackwood by the Beach conferences, but specifically for Papuan languages. Read on for more details.

Now calling for papers and for registration of participants.
The Linguistics Department at Sydney University is organising a workshop for Papuanists to be held at the Crommelin Field Station, Pearl Beach (http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/SOBS/RESEARCH/FACILITY/Cromm.html) from Friday 27 October to Sunday 29 October. Anyone who has an interest in Papuan languages and linguistics is invited to come and present a paper or just to listen to other people’s papers and join in the discussion. Papers should be 40 mins long and on a topic related to Papuan languages or linguistics.
Space is limited to 35 people, so you should register as soon as possible. Costs for the workshop will be minimal — around $35 for all meals over the weekend and $15 per night for accommodation at Crommelin (or you can organise your own accommodation).
For more information, go to http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/linguistics/ling/papuan_2006.html
To submit a title and abstract for a paper or to register, e-mail James McElvenny jmc [AT]student.usyd.edu.au
James McElvenny

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