Following close on the heels of the Mysore SICAL meeting the SYMPOSIUM ON AUSTROASIATIC LANGUAGES was held in Denmark, October 24 – 26, 1979. Much information was kindly provided to me by Michel Ferlus, additionally I found a bunch on documentation from the conference that had been saved by Harry Shorto. If anybody has more relevant information that can be posted here it would be greatly appreciated.
A volume of papers was planned to be published in 1986 as Papers from the Helsingør symposium on Austroasiatic linguistics and literature (edited by Jan-Olof Svantesson, Copenhagen, SIAS/Curzon). In expectation of that publication there are various citations in academic papers and bibliographies as if the book actually exists (for example, multiple citations as PHSAL and TICAL in Huffman’s 1986 bibliography).
Some papers presented were published in MKS 18-19, and elsewhere. Where it is practical, paper titles are linked to published versions (or related/derived works) in the listing below, in addition to copes of original abstracts and handouts we have collected.
Participants and Titles of Papers
Note: names/titles are listed exactly as written in the original program documentation
Miss Karen L ADAMS, abstract, handout Classifiers in Mon-Khmer Languages.
Prof. Paul K BENEDICT, abstract, draft paper, published paper Austroasiatic Loans in Sino-Tibetan.
Dr. David BRADLEY, abstract, Arakanese Vowels.
Dr. James R CHAMBERLAIN, draft paper, published paper Cheuang, A Lao Epic Poem.
Prof. G CONDOMINAS, Observations on the Mnong Gar language in Central Vietnam.
Dr. O Ch DAHL, handout, Austronesian Numerals.
Prof. Gerard DIFFLOTH, handout, The pulan(g) (Samtao) Language.
Dr. P J DONEGAN & D. Stampe, Report on the Sora Dictionary.
Prof. Gordon DOWNER, abstract, handout, published version Kammu Evidence for the Historical Chronology of Thai.
Prof. Søren EGEROD
Dr. Michel FERLUS, handout, draft version, published version Sur l’origine geographique languages Viet-Muong.
Prof. W G GEDNEY, Evidence for another series of voiced initials in Proto-Tai (handout from ICSTTL12, also distributed at Helsingør.
Kenneth GREGERSON , Pharyngeal effects in Rengao phonology and semantics
Mag.art. I-L HANSSON
Prof. Mantaro HASHIMOTO
Prof. A H HAUDRICOURT, Les difficultés de la grammaire comparé dans la famille austroasiatique.
Dr. Eugénie HENDERSON, handout, Khasi and Greenberg’s Universals.
Prof. Hans HENDRIKSEN
Prof. Henry HENNE
Mrs. Sunshine HENNE
Prof. K G IZIKOWITZ, Address of welcome.
Mrs. Judith JACOB, handout, data examples, Roots or Suffixes? Some Comment on sequences of vowel and final consonant in Khmer.
Kristina LINDELL, Intensification in Northern Kammu.
Cand. jur. Poul MOHR
Dr. NGUYEN Phu Phong, abstract, Interrogation in Vietnamese.
Mrs. Kanchana PATAMADILOK, M.A.
Prof. Suriya RATANAKUL, Socio-Cultural Aspects of the Lawa Language.
Mag.scient. Lise RISHØJ-PEDERSEN
Prof. H L SHORTO SOAS, Vowel Variation in some Mon-Khmer Languages (rough draft only), The schwa vowels in Northern MK.
Prof. David STAMPE, see Dr. DONEGAN
Prof. Stanley STAROSTA, abstract, The Derivation of Combining Forms and Nominal Pseudo-Compounds in Sora.
FK Jan-Olof SVANTESSON, Personal Pronouns in Northern Kammu.
Dr. Per SORENSEN
Damrong TAYANIN, Research Assistant
Mrs. Naulsaward TAYANIN
Prof. Laurence THOMPSON
Mrs. Terry THOMPSON
Miss Laura MINASJAN (THOREN), M.A.
Dr. Benjamin T’SOU
Prof. Norman ZIDE, Verbal Categories and Verb Morphology in Munda.
Below is the PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME that was issued to participants
08.23.Departure from Copenhagen Main Central Station (Hovedbanegården) by train for Helsingør. A group ticket will he arranged and provided by the organisors. Participants meet under the BIG CLOCK IN THE DEPARTURE HALL NO LATER THAN -08.15. Following arrival at Helsingør, transfer to the International People’s College, (Montebello Allé 1, DK 3000 Helsingør. Tel.: (03)-21.33.61), where time should be sufficient for the participants’ settling in their rooms.
10.30 Address of welcome by a representative from SIAS
10.40 Address of welcome by Kristina Lindell, Univ. of Lund
10.50 Introduction by Professor K. G. Izikowitz, Göteborg
11.15 LECTURE: Professor A. H. Haudricourt
14.00 LECTURE: Ass. Professor Kristina Lindell
14.45 LECTURE: Dr. Judith Jacob
16.00 LECTURE: Fil.kand. J.-0. Svantesson
16.45 LECTURE : Dr. Nguyen Phu Phong Gregerson
17.30 LECTURE: As. Professors P. J. Donegan & D. Stampe
18.45 “High Tea”
20.00 Social gathering
09.00 LECTURE: Professor S. Starosta
09.45 LECTURE: Professor N. Zide
11.00 LECTURE: Dr. O. Dahl
11.45 LECTURE: Miss K. Adams
14.00 LECTURE: Professor M. Ferlus
14.45 LECTURE: Professor G. Downer
16.00 LECTURE: Professor H.L.Shorto
16.45 LECTURE: Professor P. Benedict
18.25 “High Tea”
20.00 LECTURE: Dr. J. R. Chamberlain
09.00 LECTURE: Dr. Suriya Rattanakul
09.45 LECTURE: Professor U. Warotamasikkhedit Bradley
10.50 LECTURE: Professor G. Diffloth
11.35 LECTURE: Professor G. Condominas
12.10 LECTURE: Professor E. Henderson
14.00 Presentation of movie about the MRABRI, by Dr. J. Trier.
14.30 Presentation of taped recordings on MRABRI language by Dr. J. Trier, followed by discussion on the evidence presented.
16.00 PLENUM: Discussion of needs for future research, publication of papers presented, future exchange of information, and other topics as deemed necessary.
19.00 Social gathering
09.00 DEPARTURE. For participants leaving through Copenhagen a group tour will be arranged. Those participants, who may want to spend one or more nights in Copenhagen before and/or after the symposium are kindly requested to inform Per Sørensen about their wishes as soon as possible. Rooms (Single: Danish-kroner 125,00 per day incl. breakfast) app. £1 or $2(Double: Danish kroner 250,00 per day incl. breakfast) will then be booked at HOTEL ALEXANDRA H. C. ANDERSENS BOULEVARD 8 DK 1553 COPENHAGEN K. Tel.= (01) 14.22.00 Hotel Alexandra is actually located at the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, which means within walking distance from the National Museum, The Main Central Station. The Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies etc. However, the price mentioned is a Special arrangement price, to be obtained only on booking through the CINA/SIAS, so kindly contact Per Sorensen as soon as possible.