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International Symposium #105
Seated: N. Watson, B. Foley, C. Coleman Standing: L. Osmundsen, A.L. Becker, J. Gumperz, J. Hill, S. Silverman, N. Evans, D. Payne, J. Bresnan, A. Diller, C. Lehmann, M. Baker, B. Giebus, C. O’Connor, A. Pawley, G. Benjamin, M. Abdulaziz. Not Pictured: M. Silverstein

October 31 - November 8, 1987
The Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

PUBLICATION:    The Role of Theory in Language Description (William A. Foley, Ed.), Trends in Linguistics:  Studies and Monographs 69.  Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, 1993.


bookcoverMohamed Abdulaziz (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
Mark Baker (McGill University, Canada)
Alton Becker (University of Michigan, USA)
Geoffrey Benjamin (National University of Singapore)
Joan Bresnan (Stanford University, USA)
Carolyn Coleman (Stanford University, USA)
Anthony Diller (Australian National University)
Nicholas Evans (University of Melbourne, Australia)
William Foley, organizer (Australian National University)
John Gumperz (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Jane Hill (University of Arizona, USA)
Christian Lehmann (University of Bielefeld, West Germany)
Catherine O'Connor (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Andrew Pawley (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Doris Payne (University of Oregon, USA)
Sydel Silverman (Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA)
Michael Silverstein (University of Chicago, USA)


The conference looked critically at the state of linguistics today, specifically the role that modem linguistic theory can or should play