Hello again Linguist Listers,
Sorry to keep you waiting. It turns out that Monday was the American Holiday: Labor Day. Our first post in the geoling series will be from our beloved moderator, Dr. Malgorzata Cavar. Without further ado, here is the piece:
Imagine you spend some nice time on the Adriatic coast and want to take a break from sailing, diving, kite surfing or perhaps rather from eating the specialties of the local cuisine. You think there is nothing for a linguist here? A short look at Geoling proves this wrong. There are a couple of universities with linguistic programs – in Padova, Nova Gorica, Trieste and Zadar. And just this summer… In July the conference “Perspectives on Linguistic Diversity” took place at the University of Rijeka. If we drive a little east, to Banja Luka, Aug 10 was the last day of the EGG summer school (Eastern Generative Grammar), a summer school with over 20 years of tradition. In September, the University of Pula hosts International Symposium: Japanese Language Learning for New Generations, and at the University of Rijeka there is the meeting of the European Society for Philosophy & Psychology. Also in September, The Summer School of the Società Italiana di Glottologia will be held at the University of Udine and you can continue with the annual convention of Società Italiana di Glottologia in October in Macerata. If you are in Venice in October you can stop by the Language, Gender and HaTe Speech conference. Next year in May a conference on E-Dictionaries and E-Lexicography will meet in Zagreb at the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics. And in summer next year, morphologists will meet in Slovenia and phonologists – in Italy… Go and check out your travel destination on GeoLing today.
– Dr. M. Cavar and the LINGUIST List Team