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#1525: FYI: Chicago Debate on the true nature of Creole languages (fwd)

From: Michel DeGraff <degraff@MIT.EDU>

Some of you in the Chicago area may be interested in the following
announcement (re: a debate on the true nature of Creole languages).  This
debate will follow the Meeting of the Society of Pidgin & Creole
Linguistics, also in Chicago, on 7-8 January 2000 (see
http://www.lsadc.org/web2/oct99bull/spcl.htm for the meeting program).
Hope some of you can make it --- various topics that were touched upon in
the latest round of Creole-related discussion on this list will be
addressed at the Chicago meeting and debate.  There will also be talks on a
whole range of issues on a whole range of Creole languages spoken
throughout the world.  I can't promise "plain talk" throughout, but I think
there'll be a fair amount of true talk, and I myself will do my best to
avoid unnecessary `jargon', although some of my talks will involve
linguistic analysis and linguistic data.  Hope to see you there. -michel.
MIT Linguistics & Philosophy, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139-4307
degraff@MIT.EDU http://web.mit.edu/linguistics/www/degraff.home.html

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Date:  Wed, 15 Dec 1999 21:44:12 -0600
From:  Chris Corcoran <cmcorcor@midway.uchicago.edu>
Subject:  Creole symposium announcement

The Language in Society Workshop of The University of Chicago
invites you to a discussion on the question

"Do creoles represent a linguistically definable class?"

with Michel DeGraff (MIT) and  John McWhorter (UC-Berkeley)
moderated by William Hanks (NW U)

Monday, January 10, 2000
University of Chicago
Classics 10
1010 E. 59th Street
(corner or Ellis and 59th)

In the first half of the session, the discussants will each have an
opportunity to present their positions. The second half will be devoted to
moderated discussion where the participants will have an opportunity to
respond to each other as well as to a number of questions and comments from
the audience with a reception to follow.

The symposium is free and open to the public. To register, simply email
your name, address, and institutional or professional affiliation to

Christine Corcoran, coordinator
Language in Society Workshop
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Chicago
1010 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL  60637

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