LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN Spring Meeting 1998: Lancaster University Second Circular The 1998 Spring Meeting will be held from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April at Lancaster University. The Local Organisers are Melanie Sharratt ( and Julia Glass ( Enquiries about the meeting should be addressed to: Melanie Sharratt, LAGB 1998, Linguistics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YT. Accommodation: En suite and standard rooms are available. All standard rooms have wash basins. Rooms are in John Creed-Cartmel and Lonsdale buildings, a short walk from the George Fox building where the talks will be given. Rooms will be allocated strictly on a "first-come first-served" basis. Registration: will begin at 12 noon on Tuesday the 14th of April at the Lonsdale porters lodge. Bar: a bar will be open at lunchtimes and evenings (until 23.00) every day during the conference. Food: please indicate vegetarian and any other dietary requirements on the booking form below. Childcare: If you require childcare during the conference, please contact the Local Organiser for further details. Travel: Lancaster is easily accessible by train (trains from London can be caught at Euston station). By car, the university is easily accessible from junction 33 of the M6 when travelling from either the north or the south. Car parking vouchers will be available free of charge on request. Further travel details will be sent out with booking receipts Events: The Linguistics Association 1998 Lecture on Tuesday afternoon will be delivered by Professor Frederick Newmeyer of the University of Washington, and is entitled Formal Linguistics and Functional Explanation: Bridging the Gap. Professor Newmeyer will also be participating in a Workshop entitled Formalism, Functionalism and Typology on Tuesday afternoon and evening. The workshop is organised by Bill Croft (University of Manchester); other contributors are Anna Siewierska (University of Lancaster) and Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh). There will be a Language Tutorial on Quechua, given by Pieter Muysken (University of Amsterdam). There will be a Wine Party on the Tuesday evening, sponsored by the Department of Linguistics. Bookings: should be sent to the Local Organisers, address above, to arrive by Friday 27 March. Cheques should be made payable to "Lancaster University". Guests: members may invite any number of guests to meetings of the association, upon payment of a =A35 guest invitation fee. Members wishing to invite guests should photocopy the enclosed booking form. Abstracts: are available to members who are unable to attend the meeting. Please order using the booking form below. Annual General Meeting: This is to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 April. Items for the agenda should be sent to the Honorary Secretary. 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 (address below) of changes of address. An institutional address is preferred; bulk mailing saves postage. Committee members: President Professor Richard Hudson, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. E-mail: Honorary Secretary Dr. David Adger, Dept. of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, Heslington, York. YO1 5DD. E-mail: Membership Secretary Dr. Kersti Borjars, Department of Linguistics, University of Manchester, MANCHESTER M13 9PL. E-mail: Meetings Secretary Dr. Marjolein Groefsema, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus, Aldenham, Herts. WD2 8AT. E-mail: Treasurer Dr. Paul Rowlett, Dept. of Modern Languages, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT. E-mail: Assistant Secretary Dr. April McMahon, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, CAMBRIDGE CB3 9DQ. E-mail: Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page can be found at the following address: 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: Future Meetings: 10-12 September 1998 University of Luton. 8-10 April 1999 University of Manc= hester. Autumn 1999 (provisional) University of York. Spring 2000 (provisional) University College London. Autumn 2000 (provisional) University of Wales Bangor. Other Dates: Genes, Languages and Peoples. 1-day workshop on the interfaces between genetics, linguistics and archaeology, to be held at Selwyn College, Cambridge, Saturday 5 September 1998. Sponsored by the LAGB and the Genetical Society. Speakers include Don Ringe, Roger Lass, Merritt Ruhlen, Svante Paabo, Antonio Torroni, Rob Foley. Contact April McMahon at Selwyn College, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ; phone 01223 335830; e-mail International conference: Negation: syntax, semantics and pragmatics Friday 30 October - Sunday 1 November 1998, University of Salford. Invited speakers: Liliane Haegeman, William Ladusaw, Jean-Yves Pollock Conference organiser: Paul Rowlett Abstract submission: max. 300 words by 30 April 1998 to Wendy Pickles, Negation Conference Administrator, European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT. E-mail: 5th Conference on Diachronic Generative Syntax, May 30-June 1 1998. Contacts: Susan Pintzuk, George Tsoulas, Anthony Warner, The Organising Committee, DIGS 5, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, Universi= ty of York, York YO1 5DD. UK. Tel: +44 1904 432661 / 432664 / 432667. Fax: +44 1904 432673. Email: WWW: The Meetings Secretary would very much like to receive offers of future venues, particularly from institutions which the LAGB has not previously visited or from places with newly established linguistics programmes.