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Celtic Studies Association of North America
Annual conference at McGill University, Montreal, May 15-17.
Celtic Language Learning Conference
3rd Celtic Language Learning Conference, May 31 1997.
Second Celtic Linguistics Conference
2nd Celtic Linguistics Conference at UC Dublin, 20-21 June, 1997.
Languages of Scotland and Ulster
The Fifth International Conference on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster, Aberdeen University, Scotland, from 1-5 August 1997.

Celtic Language Learning Conference
Call for Papers

3rd Celtic Language Learning Conference
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
May 31, 1997

This conference is being organized by the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT). Proposals for individual papers are welcome on the following topics involving any one or more of the modern Celtic languages:

computer-assisted instruction
dialect choice in language learning
language acquisition
language and gender
language-learning materials
language policy and planning
language testing and teacher certification
syllabus design

Papers will be 20 minutes long with a 10-minute discussion period following. Send three double-spaced printed copies of a 300-word proposal with name, address, voice and fax number, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation on the first copy. Second and third copy should have no identification. Also send one copy of a 50-word summary to be included in the conference program and book of abstracts. Submit these in printed form as well as the computer texts by e-mail. Texts will be accepted on disk for those without e-mail access. If submitted on disk, be sure to indicate DOS or Macintosh and the word-processing program used.

Send proposals and abstracts to:

Dr. Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew/NAACLT97
Penn Language Center
401 Lauder-Fischer Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6330      U.S.A.
e-mail:   jladrew@chesco.com

All other inquiries to:

Dr. Kenneth Nilsen
Celtic Studies/NAACLT97
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, NS  B2G 2W5
e-mail: knilsen@juliet.stfx.ca

This conference will follow the Celtic Language Teachers Professional Development Day on May 30, also to be held at St. Francis Xavier. A pre-conference field trip and post-conference one-day Scottish Gaelic immersion course are also being planned.

Call for Papers

The 2nd Celtic Linguistics Conference will be held at University College Dublin on 20-21 June, 1997. Abstracts are invited for 45 minute talks (30+15) on all aspects of theoretically-oriented research on the Celtic languages. Please submit 4 copies of a 1-page abstract (3 anonymous and one camera-ready copy with name, affiliation etc.) to the address below. Abstracts must be received by March 10, 1997.

Invited speakers include:

David Adger (University of York)
Bob Borsley (University of Wales, Bangor)
Jim McCloskey (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Gillian Ramchand (Oxford University)
Ian Roberts (University of Stuttgart)
Alain Rouveret (Universite Paris 7)

The conference will be held on the Belfield campus (approximately 5km from the city centre). Accomodation on campus will be available.

Expressions of interest and requests for further information should be sent to: Cathal.Doherty@ucd.ie or to:

Celtic Linguistics Conference
Department of Linguistics
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4

Celtic Studies Association of North America
The Celtic Studies Association of North America will be holding its annual conference at McGill University in Montreal from May 15th-17th, 1997. Professor Dorothy Bray of the Department of English, McGill, is the organiser of this year's conference. This year's speakers include Amy Hale, John Shaw, Thomas O Cathasaigh, John Koch, Edgar Slotkin, and Patrick Ford, to name only a few. Fees for the conference are as follows:

Members and Students - $12.00 (U.S.) or $15.00 (Cdn.) Non-members - $20.00 (U.S.) or $25.00 (Cdn.)

Registration: Send a cheque or mioney order made out to Celtic Stdies Association of North America. The conference will take place at the David Thomson PostGraduate Students' Centre. Further information may be obtained by contacting Dorothy Bray or myself (Terry Nordoff-Perusse).

Mailing Adress: 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Qc. H3A 2T6

E-mail - Dorothy Bray: INDY000@musicb.mcgill.ca or dbray@engah.lan.mcgill.ca Terry Nordoff-Perusse : tnordo@po-box.mcgill.ca

All enquiries are welcome, and we hope that some of those who are not yet members of CSANA will join us for this conference.

The Fifth International Conference on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster
The Fifth International Conference on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster will be held at Aberdeen University, Scotland, from 1-5 August 1997.

Plenary papers will include:

Shorter papers will be presented in parallel sessions.

The social programme will include a reception and dinner, a coach trip, an informal musical evening and a ceilidh on the last evening.S

The conference fee of £50 (£40 to members of the Forum for Research in the Languages of Scotland and Ulster) will cover attendance at all academic and social events. Accommodation will be in University halls of residence, either standard student quality (£23, or en suite £33.50) or hotel quality (£45 single, £75 twin). Prices are for B&B.

For further information and booking forms contact:

J. Derrick McClure
English Department
University of Aberdeen
Old Aberdeen AB9 2UB
Scotland.   (Tel. 01224-272625, e-mail 

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