Friday 1st August 2008

All sessions will be in room 1.04, ground floor, Coombs Extension

8.45-9.00 Welcome
9.00-9.40 Sylvia Anne Mackie Gaps, transitions, adjoining, embedding: Kenneth Hale’s groundbreaking work in the nineteen seventies on the ‘evolution’ of the relative clause
9.40-10.20 Chris Ballard & Nick Thieberger Daniel Macdonald and the ‘compromise literary dialect’ in Efate, central Vanuatu
10.20-10.50 Coffee Break
10.50-11.30 Harold Koch GA Robinson’s language descriptions in southeastern NSW
11.30-12.10 Ross Clark On the margins of pacific linguistics: P.A. Lanyon-Orgill
12.10-12.50 David C. Moore History of research in the Arandic languages and its relevance to current fieldwork
12.50-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.40 William B. McGregor Daisy Bates’ documentation of Kimberley languages
14.40-15.20 David Nash Deriving Mrs Daisy: the Bates records of Australian languages
15.20-15.50 Coffee Break
15.50-16.30 Paul Sidwell Language classification: failure, confusion and success in mainland and insular Southeast Asia
16.30-17.10 Hilary Carey Lancelot Threlkeld and the Colonial Bible
17.10-17.50 Anders Ahlqvist Holmer on Celtic
18.00-19.00 Book launch, hosted by Pacific Linguistics:
McGregor, William B. (ed.) 2008. Encountering Aboriginal languages: studies in the history of Australian linguistics. PL 591. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
20.00- Dinner @ Seoul Palace, 49 Northbourne Ave (BYO and licensed)

Saturday 2nd August 2008

Seminar room C, Coombs Building

10.00-12.00 SHLP meeting: discussion concerning establishment of the society. All attendees are welcome to come along and contribute.
Convened by Hilary Carey, William B. McGregor and David C. Moore
12.00- Lunch