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.