Society for the History of Linguistics Conference  

We are pleased to announce that the sixth biennial conference of the Society for the History of Linguistics in the Pacific (SHLP) is to be held on December 13th-14th 2018 at the University of Adelaide.

The theme of the conference – "philological fieldwork" – focuses on the theory, practice and rhetoric surrounding the documentation and analysis of "exotic" languages from the 19th to the early 20th century.

It is expected that invited international researchers will attend this sixth SHLP conference.

By broadening the research focus of SHLP beyond the Pacific and focusing on international developments in linguistics, anthropology, history, and history and philosophy of science the conference aims to enhance the understanding of the international context in which Australian languages were described.

Note that the conference dates have been chosen to directly follow the conference of the Australian Linguistics Society being held close by at The University of South Australia 10th-12th December. The final day of the ALS conference will feature a workshop in collaboration with the SHLP. Professor Otto Zwartjes, Université Paris 7- Diderot, Laboratoire d'Histoire des Théories Linguistiques, will be presenting the following masterclass: New challenges in missionary Linguistics: An introduction. 

We look forward to meeting in Adelaide.

The SHLP 2018 organising committee

Clara Stockigt
James McElvenny
David Moore
The SHLP conference program can be downloaded here


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