Several sessions on pidgins, creoles and language contact in general were at the Second International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics in Suva, Fiji, 3-7 July. It was decided to form the Pacific Area Contact Linguistics Association (PACLA) which will meet again in conjunction with the next Oceanic Linguistics conference, at University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand) 8-12 January, 1997. Papers on pidgins and creoles in education will be most welcome. For further information, or to put your name on the mailing list, contact Jeff Siegel.


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