To view the LSPNG 2015 CONFERENCE PROGRAM, click on it!
LLM Editorial Board is happy to welcome Prof. Craig A. Volker of DWU as our Book Review Editor.
In his acceptance letter, Prof. Volker wrote:
I'm happy to be a book review editor. Maybe put an.announcement in LLM with my.email address asking that people contact me if they have a new book to review? It would be good to promote PNG oriented books as much as possible. Craig.
Please write to Prof. Volker with requests for book reviews: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
In view of clashing event schedules, the University authorities requested that we bring the conference dates 2 days forward. Therefore, LSPNG 2015 will be hosted by UPNG from June 15 to June 17, 2015.
To download our SECOND CALL 4 ABSTRACTS with all the latest updates, please click HERE.
To download LSPNG 2015 CONCEPT NOTE, please click HERE.
The 49th Annual Conference of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea will take place June 17-19, 2015, at the University of Papua New Guinea Waigani Campus.
Language enables all cultural and socio-economic development; paradoxically, it also often impedes development by creating communication issues in modern multilingual/multicultural societies. With the conference theme, "Promoting Language Education for Sustainable Development," echoing the overarching national concern to promote sustainable socio-economic development in Papua New Guinea, LSPNG 2015 aims to stimulate a useful exchange of ideas between intellectuals and policy makers on language education and language-related issues. While abstracts of papers on any subject dealing with topics in Melanesian language and linguistics are invited, preference will be given to those pertaining to language and its role in society.
To view the full text of this Call for Abstracts, please click HERE.
I’m passing along a request from Ethnologue to contribute in a new way to Ethnologue. Ethnologue is the most comprehensive source of its kind, but it is only as good as the data contributed. Ethnologue is recruiting people to be Field Contributors who will oversee a portfolio of languages and actively pursue updated or missing information. I believe there are people who’ve attended LSPNG who may be interested in contributing to the Ethnologue in this way, but I need your help in getting the information to them. Could you tell me who you’d recommend I contact?
In the past Ethnologue has checked its data by sending around a huge file, asking SIL translators, etc to make corrections. This approach wasn’t very effective. Field Contributors are people who are interested in seeing Ethnologue match what they already know or have the capacity to learn about PNG’s languages. Ideally they are people who have some knowledge of an area or a group of languages.
Interested? See below and attached for a full description of Ethnologue’s request. Training will be offered in Brisbane 25-27 August (costs covered), so your prompt response is desired. Please write Editor_Ethnologue@sil.org and copy us here at the SIL PNG survey office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language Assessment Team Leader
Pacific Area Language Assessment Advisor
Phone: (675) 537-4473 Skype: johnc.surveyor