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  • Aims of Association
  • Committee of Management
  • Address and Subscription Details
  • Monographs
  • Links
  • Notes for Contributors
  • Table of Contents of History of Language/Dhumbadji!
  • Abstracts of History of Language/Dhumbadji!
  • History of Language/Dhumbadji! teasers: articles by Koerner and Bowden, and interview with Ringe.

  • The Association for the History of Language (AHL) (formerly known as the Melbourne Association for the History of Language) has been established to promote and support interest and research into the history, origin and diversification of language.

    The 1999-2000 AHL Committee of Management consists of:
    President Neile Kirk, University of Melbourne
    Vice-President Anthony Jukes, University of Melbourne
    Secretary/Editor Nick Nicholas, University of California, Irvine
    Treasurer Paul Sidwell, Australian National University
    Reviews Editors Neile Kirk, Paul Sidwell

    Instamatic of Committee
    The 2000 executive committee of AHL (1996 photograph). From left to right: Jamie Lingard; Neile Kirk (President); Nick Nicholas (Secretary-Editor; holding a copy of Johanna Nichols' Linguistic Diversity Through Space and Time); Paul Sidwell (Treasurer; holding a copy of Dhumbadji! 2.2).

    Between 1992 and 2000, the Association published a biannual peer-reviewed journal, History of Language, ISSN 1441-5542 (formerly Dhumbadji!, ISSN 1328-9438) *.

    Dhumbadji! was edited by Paul Sidwell from 1992 to 1996, and History of Language/Dhumbadji! was edited by Nick Nicholas for 1997-2000. The Table of Contents for the various issues of History of Language/Dhumbadji! are available for browsing.

    Please direct enquiries for back issues to

    Paul Sidwell,
    LPO Box A22,
    Australian National University,
    ACT 0200,
    or order online from Bibliotech.

    Back issues are sold at AUD 5 each. Due to processing costs, the minimum amount for orders made from outside Australia is USD 25. Rates are subject to change without notice.

    AHL has also inaugurated a series of Monographs, entitled AHL Studies in the Science & History of Language. The first volume in the series appeared in May 1998. Book proposals for inclusion in the series will be entertained; please contact the general editor, Nick Nicholas, for details.

    The following links may be of interest:

    *Dhumbadji! means 'talk!' in Woiwurrung, the now extinct language of the Melbourne area. ('dh' is a dental voiced plosive.)
    Created and Maintained by: Nick Nicholas, opoudjis@opoudjis.net
    Last revision: 2001-1-21