Methods in Dialectology XVIII

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Sketch art of Flinders Street Station We are looking forward to hosting the Eighteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XVIII) from July 1-5, 2024 at La Trobe University's campus in Bundoora, a northern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Methods in Dialectology is a triennial conference that alternates between Canada and Europe. Methods XVI by special arrangement was held at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) in Tokyo and the venue for the upcoming conference is the first time it has been held in Australia!

Date:
Monday 01 July 2024 until Friday 05 July 2024 (Add to calendar)
Contact:
James Walker
methodsxviii@gmail.com
Presented by:
Methods in Dialectology XVIII
Type of Event:
Conference

The theme for Methods XVIII is Diversity in Dialect and Language.

We are delighted to announce the following plenary speakers:

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!

For more information, visit the conference website (https://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/methods-in-dialectology-xviii) or contact the organising committee at methodsxviii@gmail.com.

Registration

The registration fees and deadlines are specified in the table below:

 Early Bird (before 1 May 2024)Standard (on or after 1 May 2024)
Student / Concession FeeAU$296AU$360
Regular FeeAU$360AU$424

Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax). The conference fee includes access to all conference sessions, lunches and tea/coffee and refreshments, the opening reception at the Novotel Preston on the evening of Monday 1 July and coach services. Registration fees do not include the conference dinner or the excursion.

To pay the fee, please visit the registration portal.

After selecting your class of registration fee, you will have the option of adding tickets to the conference dinner (AU$70 per person, including GST), which will take place from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursday 4 July at Welcome to Thornbury on High Street in Northcote (recently voted the coolest street in the world). The cost includes a buffet dinner and drinks and coach service from La Trobe University. We encourage you to book your dinner ticket(s) with your registration as seating at the dinner is limited!

To complete your registration, please send proof of payment and concession or student status in an e-mail to methodsxviii@gmail.com. At that time we will confirm that your registration is complete.

To book tickets for the conference excursion on Wednesday 3 July, please go to the tour operator's website and use password Linguistics123!. The price of AU$185 per person (AU$165 for children under 12) includes pickup and dropoff at La Trobe University, a steam train ride through the Dandenong  Ranges, lunch and a visit to the Healesville Animal Sanctuary. We encourage you to book as soon as possible as there is a limited number of tickets!

Programme

A preliminary programme will be posted by mid-April 2024.

Practical Information

Getting To and Around Melbourne

Melbourne is well served by a number of domestic and international airlines, which all arrive into Melbourne International Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport, in contrast with the older Essendon airport and the more distant Avalon airport).

The most economical way of traveling between the airport and the city is the SkyBus, which runs frequently to and from Southern Cross Station in central Melbourne. SkyBus tickets can be purchased at the kiosk or machines at the airport and Southern Cross Station.

Melbourne has an extensive network of trains, trams (streetcars) and buses. To use public transport, you need a Myki card, which can be purchased at the airport and at most train stations. Cards can be topped up at machines at many stops and stations, in convenience stores and online.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University, located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. See the university's Transport Central page for ways to get to the campus.

Accommodation

We have negotiated special rates with a number of hotels around the city.

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