Top End Linguistic Circle

The Top End Linguistic Circle is an informal association of linguists and other language workers in the "Top End" of the Northern Territory of Australia. It has no dues or official membership list, and yet it has generally managed to hold a couple of small conferences almost every year since the mid-1980s. Typically each meeting attracts between one and two dozen participants, mostly from the following organisations:

The one-day conferences have generally rotated among these organisations, where they are organised by the local TELC "members". Often they are scheduled to enable visiting linguists to attend as well. On a separate pages you can see programs for the following recent meetings, here listed in reverse chronological order. (These are based largely on provisional programs distributed before the meeting rather than an accurate record of the meetings.)

In earlier years the Circle occasionally produced an irregular newsletter called TELC Talk.

Last modified on 23 October 2001 by Paul Black (

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