Top End Linguistic Circle

Top End Linguistic Circle

The Top End Linguistic Circle (TELC) is an informal association of linguists and other language workers in the ‘Top End’ of the Northern Territory of Australia. It has held a couple of meetings or workshops almost every year since it began in the 1970s. Meetings are organised by local TELC members, often scheduled to enable visiting linguists to give presentations.

Next event

Next event TBA. Visiting linguists doing fieldwork in the top end, or local linguists wanting to share, can contact if they would like to present at TELC.

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Last modified 12th June 2021

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