LASSO meeting





Margie Yu
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(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. to Host
U.S. Regional Linguistics Meeting

What & Who:
California State University, Los Angeles will host the 31st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. This year’s theme is “Language Variation, Contact and Change: Focus on the Pacific Rim Crossroads.” The core of the conference will consist of an outstanding group of refereed papers selected by the program committee.

Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2002.

Cal State L.A. University-Student Union and the Pasadena Hilton. The University is located at the intersection of the 10 and 710 freeways. Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II. The Pasadena Hilton is located at 168 South Los Robles Avenue in the city of Pasadena.

The plenary speakers will be Charles Li, professor of linguistics and dean of graduate division, UC Santa Barbara, who will speak on “Missing Links in the Evolutionary Origin of Language,” and Audrey Li, associate professor of linguistics and director of Chinese language program, USC, who will speak on “Making Sense of Language Differences.” Mary Ellen Garcia from University of Texas at San Antonio will deliver the presidential address.

The local organizing committee is co-chaired by Cal State L.A.’s faculty members Domnita Dumitrescu, Modern Languages and Literatures Department, and Martin Huld, English Department. Other members participating in the meeting include CSULA faculty members Kylie Hsu and Hildebrando Villarreal, Modern Languages and Literatures Department, and Rosemary Hake, English Department.

For registration details or more information on the conference, call Domnita Dumitrescu, Modern Languages and Literatures, at (323) 343-4235.

The Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) is a regional linguistics association in the United States whose purpose is the advancement of the scientific study of language, particularly in the geographical region covering the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. While LASSO is primarily interested in languages of these southwestern states, it draws its membership from any region in the world.


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