History, contact and classification of
On February 2-3 of 2012 the VU University Amsterdam will, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, host a 2 day conference on the classification of Papuan languages. Although every contribution on Papuan linguistics is welcome, presenters are encouraged to relate to one or more of the following questions as long as (at least one) non-Austronesian language in the greater New Guinea region is targeted:
Invited Speakers (Confirmed)
Find the programme here (posted 7 Nov 2011).
Please register for the conference before 10 Jan 2012 by
The workshop will take place at VU University Amsterdam, whose official address is:
You can reach there from Amsterdam Central station either by Metro 51 or Tram 5 to De Boelelaan/VU, which stop just around the corner from the VU Main Building. You can also walk (5-10 min) from the 'Amsterdam Zuid' (Amsterdam South) train station as per the map below (A to B).
Thursday 2 Feb 2012 we will be in Room 07A09 and Friday 3 Feb 2012 we will be in Room 14A05. Room 07A09 means floor 7 room 9 and 14A05 thus floor 14 room 5. So simply take the elevator to the corresponding floor and follow signs from there. The conference dinner (Thursday) we be at Eten Bij Mij on Albert Cuypstraat 91, in the Old-Zuid part of Amsterdam from 18:30-late.
In case of any trouble, call Harald +31646747933.
AccomodationParticipants have to make their lodging arrangements themselves. Information on hotels in the environment of the VU can be found on VU Hotels in Amsterdam site. This site offers a range of hotels, with special prices for VU university guests, with prices from €75 (Nicolaas Witsen) upwards, except from the cheaper Stay Okay youth hostel. Other budget options are the Shelter City or Shelter Jordan Christian hotel.
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