GLAC-7 Seventh Germanic Linguistic Annual Conference
What's New
Call For Papers
Keynote Speakers
Program
Book Exhibit
Location and Accommodation
Transportation and Weather
The Diebold Award
The Society for German Philology
Registration Form
Other Conferences
Contacts
Sponsors

 

     

What's New

April 19, 2001

  • Program revised: sessions rearranged Saturday afternoon and Sunday throughout; locations added; session chairs added.
  • Transportation discounts corrected.
 
April 4, 2001

  • Program revised in Program section: three talks rescheduled.
  • Program may now be viewed directly in the browser.
 
March 15, 2001

  • Preliminary program posted in Program section
  • Keynote Speakers section updated...Professor Stephen Barbour added, with abstract...title to Kristján Árnason abstract added
  • Transportation section extended to include link for weather and a special on transportation
 
February 6, 2001

  • Site graphics optimized
  • Keynote Speakers section added...Professors Kristján Árnason and Jack Hoeksema added, with abstracts
  • Sponsors section added
  • Book Exhibit section added
  • Link added to Transportation section for car rental and shuttle bus service

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Call For Papers

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for 30-minute papers on any linguistic or philological aspect of any historic or modern Germanic language or dialect, including English (to 1500) and the extraterritorial varieties. Papers from a range of linguistic subfields, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, socio-linguistics, language acquisition, contact, and change, as well as differing theoretical approaches, are especially welcome.

Please send to the address below a one-page, 12-point font abstract that is headed only by the title of your paper, as well as a separate 3" x 5" index card with your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone/fax numbers, email address, and the title of your paper. Submissions must be received by January 5, 2001. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by February 11, 2001.

 

GLAC-7

Department of Linguistics

University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta

Canada T2N 1N4

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Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following distinguished guests:

 

Professor Kristján Árnason, University of Iceland, Reykjavik

Professor Stephen Barbour, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Professor Jack Hoeksema, Rijksuniversiteit, Groningen

 


Titles and Abstracts of their papers are linked below

 

Professor Kristján Árnason

"Generative metrics and Germanic poetry"

 

Professor Stephen Barbour

"Unsere Sprache ... erleidet ... nicht wieder gutzumachende Schäden..." (Verein Deutsche Sprache). Contemporary German purism; a view from linguistics

 

Professor Jack Hoeksema

"The Dutch Partitive Alternations"

 

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Program

The program may be viewed in the browser; otherwise, it is available for download in Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file formats. Click the appropriate link below.

 

view (in browser)
.pdf version (version 3.0 or better)
.doc version (Word97 or better)
 

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Book Exhibit Book Exhibit

GLAC-7 plans a modest book exhibit featuring some of the major publishers.

 

BD14868_.GIF (419 bytes) John Benjamins is already confirmed.

 

We will update this section once we have a confirmed list of participants.

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Location and Accommodation

Banff is the townsite of Banff National Park located in the Rocky Mountains. This area is easily one of the most beautiful in the world and certainly an ideal place to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. For further information on the townsite and park, please go to Parks Canada or the Canadian Rockies site.

The conference will take place at the Banff Conference Centre. Rooms, including breakfast and lunch, are available at a special conference rate of CDN $137.03 (U.S. $92.50) for a single or CDN $87.53 (U.S. $59.10) per person for a double. Please note: These rates apply only to conference participants. If two people (e.g. you and your spouse or a friend) share a room and only one is attending the conference, the single rate applies; i.e. CDN $137.03 (U.S. $92.50). There is an additional 5% provincial hotel room tax, and a 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST on all accommodation is refundable to non-Canadian residents upon application. The Banff Conference Centre is extending these rates for three days before and after the conference, so we hope that you will find time to explore the area. Further information will be provided later.

Please book your accomodations directly at

THE BANFF CENTRE

https://secure.banffcentre.ab.ca/cfc/glac7

Participants are urged to book their accomodations by February 18, 2001, to ensure that the special conference rate applies

Please note: The exchange rate is presently U.S. $1.00 = CDN $1.48. You might find the Currency Converter useful.

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Transportation and Weather

Banff is most easily accessible from Calgary, Alberta, located about 120 kilometres (70 miles) to the east. There are some direct shuttle buses from Calgary International Airport to Banff, and frequent buses from downtown Calgary to Banff.

The Banff Airporter Co. has also agreed to give participants a discount on travel ($55.00 rather than $70.00; $30 one way; children are 1/2 price), and they will take people directly to and from the conference centre. Participants have to book ahead for this, providing the company with their flight times. They can email, phone, or fax the service to reserve.

Participants must mention "GLAC 7" in their email/phone/fax to get the special rate.

E-MAIL ... info@banffairporter.com
PHONE ...

(403) 762-3330

(in North America: call toll-free at 1-888-HIWAY-01)
FAX ... (403) 762-1670

 

More general information on shuttle buses, car rentals, etc. can be found at either:

http://www.calgaryairport.com/transport/index.html

http://www.banfflakelouise.com/map/index.html

 


For information about the weather in Banff, please go to the Parks Canada website

http://www.worldweb.com/ParksCanada-Banff/weather.html

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The Diebold Awards

Beginning with GLAC-6, thanks to generous funding from the Diebold Foundation, a number of prizes in the amount of $250 are awarded to the best graduate student papers presented at the conference. A jury of three members appointed by the Executive Committee of the Society for Germanic Philology will judge conference papers submitted in writing within four weeks of the conference.

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Society for Germanic Linguistics

The Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference is sponsored by the Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL). The SGL also publishes the Journal of Germanic Linguistics, a journal devoted to the study of all present and historical Germanic varieties, including English (to 1500). Information on submissions to the journal, as well as Society membership, are accessible through the SGL website.

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Registration Form

To register for GLAC-7, mail to the address below a registration form and a cheque or money order payable to the the University of Calgary, by March 15, 2001, at

 

GLAC-7

Department of Germanic, Slavic, and East Asian Studies

University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta

Canada  T2N 1N4

 


For a copy of the registration form, click the appropriate link

.pdf version (version 3.0 or better)
.doc version (Word97 or better)

 

To read .pdf format, download free Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later here

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Other Conferences

Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

  http://www.mcgill.ca/cgsw

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Contacts

For further information, please send email to the local organizers:
   

Prof. Robert W. Murray

Prof. Amanda Pounder

glac7@ucalgary.ca

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Sponsors

We very gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organizations:

 

Diebold Foundation

Max Kade Foundation

Society for Germanic Linguistics

 

University of Alberta:

Department of Linguistics

 

University of Calgary:

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of English

Department of Germanic Slavic, and East Asian Studies

Department of Linguistics

The University's General Endowment Funds, Special Projects Fund

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