The organisers were very happy with the conference, for which attendance hovered between 20 and 31 people during the day. This exceeded our expectations — and met our hopes! The papers presented a wide range of topics in linguistic historiography, revealing that this is an area of burgeoning interest. Verbal feedback from a number of participants was also very positive. The organisers are grateful to the presenters and attendees for their support.
Thanks to Jane Simpson, there is a report on the SHLP conference and book launch, Friday 1st August 2008. Click here to read it.
Click here for a report on the outcomes of the organisation meeting, Saturday 2nd August, 2008.
The organisers also thank the Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU for hosting the conference, and Pacific Linguistics for the following book launch. Last but not least, Linguistics, AAL, Aarhus University is thanked for contributing to the book launch.