Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States


2008 LACUS Conference

The 2008 annual meeting of LACUS was held June 10-14 at Université Laval/Laval University, Quebec, Canada, as part of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec.

Conference theme:

Language and Linguistics in North America 1608-2008:
Diversity and Convergence

Conference subthemes included

  • French in North America, 1608-2008
  • Bilingualism
  • Language shift and convergence
  • Interaction of native and imported languages
  • Areal linguistics
  • Linguistic Theory in North America
  • And as always, LACUS welcomed contributions on all aspects of communication.

Featured Speakers:

  • Annette Boudreau, University of Moncton
    "Le francais en Acadie: Analyse historique"
  • Sylvie Dubois, Louisiana State University
    "Language practices in Louisiana: The switch from written French to written English within the Catholic church"
  • John Hewson, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    "Gender, transitivity, and person in Algonkian and Inuktitut"
  • Walter Hirtle, Laval University
    "Wording: What's in a word?"
  • Claude Poirier, Laval University
    "Quebec French Dictionaries: A Few Steps Away from Freedom?"

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Program Chair: Douglas Coleman, Univerity of Toledo
Local hosts: Patrick Duffley and Barbara Bacz, Laval University


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