LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

Spring Meeting 2001: University of Leeds

The Spring Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain will be held at Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds, from April 5 - 7. The local organisers are Diane Nelson (email d.c.nelson@leeds.ac.uk and Ghada Khattab (lnpgk@leeds.ac.uk).

The conference venue is Devonshire Hall, a self-contained and cloistered traditional college complex located in a quiet, leafy part of Headingley about 3 miles from Leeds city centre and a 20 minute walk from the main university campus. Close by, the Meanwood Valley Trail offers pleasant walks as it passes through the forest of Batty's Wood on its way to the Yorkshire Dales. Headingley is a lively area of Leeds with a large student population; shops, pubs, cafes and the world-famous cricket ground lie within a short walking distance.

Leeds itself is one of Britain's fastest-growing and dynamic cities, a thriving commercial and cultural centre, with excellent shopping and an exuberant nightlife that attracts visitors from all over Britain. For those drawn to the countryside, the spectacular Dales and their picturesque ancient villages begin only half an hour away.

Accommodation: Devonshire Hall, where the talks are held, offers comfortable single rooms with washbasins and shared shower and toilet facilities. Please contact the organisers if double or twin rooms are required.

Travel: Leeds is centrally located on main rail lines from London and Manchester, and connects with the main East Coast line to York and Edinburgh. The conference venue is a 45 min walk from the city centre, but is easily reached by bus or taxi from the city centre and rail station. The M1 leads to the city from the south.

Devonshire Hall itself has extremely limited parking facilities, but some on-street parking is available nearby; it is recommended that participants consider using public transportation to get to Leeds.

The nearest airport is Leeds-Bradford, 7 miles away from the conference venue and most easily reached by taxi.

Events:

Enquiries about the LAGB meeting should be sent to the Meetings Secretary (address below).

Full details of the programme will be included in the Second Circular, to be sent out in January.

Booking: Due to Leeds University needing to know how many rooms will be taken two months before the conference, bookings for accommodation have to be in by the 2nd of February. Because of this a booking form is attached to this circular.

Conference Bursaries Up to 10 bursaries are available for unsalaried members of the Association (e.g. PhD students) with preference given to those who are presenting a paper. Applications should be sent to the President, and must be received by the deadline for abstracts. Please state on your application: (a) date of joining the LAGB (applicants must have been a member at least since the date of the previous meeting); (b) whether or not you are a student; (c) if a student, whether you receive a normal grant; (d) if not a student, your employment situation. The bursary normally covers a significant proportion of the conference expenses and of travel within the UK.

Communications with the membership Electronic network: Please join the LAGB electronic network which is used for disseminating LAGB information and for consulting members quickly. It can be subscribed to by sending the message "add lagb" to: majordomo@essex.ac.uk.

Nominations for speakers: Nominations are requested for future guest speakers; all suggestions should be sent to the Honorary Secretary.

Changes of address: Members are reminded to notify the Membership Secretary of changes of address. An institutional address is preferred; bulk mailing saves postage.

Future Meetings
4-6 September 2001 University of Reading

9-11 April 2002 Edge Hill College of Higher Education

The Meetings Secretary would very much like to receive offers of future venues, particularly from institutions which the LAGB has not previously visited.

The LAGB committee

President Professor Andrew Spencer Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, COLCHESTER CO4 3SQ. spena@essex.ac.uk

Honorary Secretary Professor Anna Siewierska Department of Linguistics, University of Lancaster, LANCASTER LA1 4YT A.Siewierska@lancaster.ac.uk

Membership Secretary Dr. David Willis Dept. of Linguistics, University Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA. dwew2@cam.ac.uk

Meetings Secretary Dr. Marjolein Groefsema Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus, ALDENHAM, Herts. WD2 8AT. m.groefsema@herts.ac.uk

Treasurer Dr Wiebke Brockhaus Dept. of German, University of Manchester, MANCHESTER M13 9PL. Wiebke.Brockhaus@man.ac.uk

Assistant Secretary Dr. Gillian Ramchand Linacre College, Oxford University, OXFORD OX1 3JA. gillian.ramchand@linguistics-philology.oxford.ac.uk

 

N.B. Anna Siewierska’s term as Honorary Secretary is reaching its end, and she has indicated that she does not want to stand again. Therefore, the LAGB would like to receive nominations for a new Honorary Secretary. If you are interested, please contact Andrew Spencer at the above address. The term of office of the Meetings Secretary also expires at the Spring Meeting; Marjolein Groefsema has indicated a willingness to stand for a second term and is the nomination of the LAGB Committee, however, further nominations are welcome.

 

BOOKING FORM

Please return this form, with your remittance, to: Diane Nelson, Dept. of Linguistics & Phonetics, University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT, Great Britain. Cheques should be made payable to "University of Leeds" (they can't be processed otherwise). Booking forms should be received by Friday 2 February if you are booking accommodation. _____________________________________________________________________

NAME:

INSTITUTION:

ADDRESS FOR THIS MAILING:

E-MAIL ADDRESS: I enclose remittance as indicated (select appropriate package):

 

1. Complete conference package: £135.00 ..........
Surcharge for non-members, £5.00 ..........
     
TOTAL:   .........
     
2. Selected items:    
(a) conference fee (OBLIGATORY) to cover cost of abstracts, tea and coffee, room bookings, speakers' expenses etc. £35.00 £35.00
(b) Thursday lunch £9.50 ..........
(c) Thursday dinner £14.00 ..........
(d) B&B Thursday/Friday £26.50 ..........
(e) Friday lunch £9.50 ..........
(f) Friday dinner £14.00 ..........
(g) B&B Friday/Saturday £26.50 ..........
(h) Saturday lunch £9.50 ..........
     
SUB-TOTAL:   ..........
(i) Surcharge for non-members, £5.00 ..........
     
TOTAL:   ..........
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4. Abstracts only, for those not attending: £5.00 UK......... £6.00 overseas...........

TICK TO RECEIVE ABSTRACTS WITH YOUR BOOKING RECEIPT: ...............

TICK IF YOU WOULD LIKE VEGETARIAN FOOD: ......................

OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. DIET, ACCOMMODATION): .............