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