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Full Title: Workshop on Balkan Romance Contact

      
Short Title: WoBRoC
Location: Venice, Italy
Start Date: 25-Nov-2013 - 27-Nov-2013
Contact: Rossella Iovino
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: This workshop aims to enhance collaboration between researchers specialized in Balkan linguistics and researchers specializing in Romance varieties developed in contact with Balkan languages.

Particular emphasis will be given to the study of endangered and or minority languages/dialects.

The aim is to have representatives of different geo-linguistic areas as well as different methodological approaches, including: comparative dialectal syntax, diachronic change, contact linguistics, micro-parametric variation, and language description.

Invited Speakers:

Hector Campos (Georgetown University)
Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova (NTNU -- Trondheim)
Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)
Rita Manzini (University of Florence)
Leonardo Savoia (University of Florence)
Melita Stavrou (Aristotle University Thessaloniki)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 24.3121


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