REF NO.: 63
|SUBJECT:||Memorial Universtiy conference to discuss globalization, local identity and language|
|DATE:||Oct. 30, 2009|
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Background: The Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association/l’Association de linguistique des provinces de l’Atlantique (APLA/ALPA) was founded in 1977 as a bilingual association with the goal of promoting the study of languages and linguistics in Eastern Canada. Though its membership is constituted primarily by researchers in the Atlantic area, it also includes members from all over the country, as well as from outside Canada. Over the past quarter century, the association’s annual conference – hosted each year by a different university – has played a primary role in fostering communication among Atlantic-area anglophone and francophone researchers in linguistics, languages and cognate disciplines. Each annual conference is built around a theme of significance not only to the local area, but also to the discipline as a whole. The last APLA conference hosted by Memorial occurred in November 2002, and had as its theme ‘Linguistic Approaches to Literacy.’