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Full Title: Typology, Theory: Caucasus

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Start Date: 29-Nov-2012 - 01-Dec-2012
Contact: Balkiz Öztürk
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.caucasus.boun.edu.tr/
Meeting Description: This is a call for papers for a 3-day conference on the languages of the Caucasus to be held at Boğazici University, Istanbul on November 29 - December 1, 2012, co-hosted by the French Research Institute (IFEA). We welcome contributions on the analysis of the languages of the area, including diachronic aspects, as well as papers discussing the challenges these languages present to theoretical frameworks in linguistics.

Invited Speakers:

George Hewitt (SOAS)
Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)

Accommodation can be arranged at the university guest house or a hotel upon request.

Contributors who are employed by an academic institution in Russia or the Caucasus and are residing in those countries can ask for waiver of the conference fee of 50 Euros (if their presentation is accepted).
Linguistic Subfield: Linguistic Theories; Typology
LL Issue: 23.1319

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