Papers are invited dealing with any area of cetacean linguistics, including: squeak phonetics, morphology, syntax, whale language acquisition, historical/comparative studies (especially the dolphin/porpoise debate), and humpback prosody. All papers should be presented in Esperanto, Fortran, or any widely-dispersed delphinic language. Presentations will last until any audience member needs to go up for air. (Presenters are also reminded to abide, once again, by last year’s new regulation against inserting Flipper jokes into the text of their papers.)
|May 8 - Wednesday|
Dr Horatio Phocaena - “Correlations between delphinic schools of linguistic thought and schools of feeding.”
|May 9 - Thursday|
Leonard Nimoy - “Origins of cetacean language in outer space: new evidence.”
|May 10 - Friday|
Banquet at Coral Gardens|
The Incredible Mr. Limpet - “Surface and aquatic languages: homo/heterogeneity.”
Alan Tursiops, A.B.D. - “Prospects for progress in interspecies communication.”
In his pre-dinner address, Mr. Limpet will speak from his own unique experience on the similarities and differences between surface and aquatic languages. We regret this must be a pre- rather than a post-dinner address, but unfortunately Mr. Limpet will not be available after dinner.
Dress for dinner will be formal. Mr. Limpet will be dressed with tartar sauce.
Abstracts should be addressed to: Tank 17, Sea World, CA. (Please laminate your abstracts, as they will otherwise be difficult to read.)