Graduate Conference on Areal Linguistics, Grammar and Contacts

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In response to a number of requests, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended until the end of January. If you have any questions, consult the FAQ section at or contact the organizers. We invite talks dealing with research topics centered around (but not necessarily limited to) the following themes:

- Contact-induced phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical change;
- Lexical and grammatical replication, shared grammaticalization;
- Typological investigations and wider perspectives on linguistic areas;
- Circum-Baltic languages in general;
- Language contact and sociolinguistics;
- Language contact and dialectal variation;
- Pidgins, Creols, language mixing and shift;
- L1 and L2 acquisition related matters in connection with the overall themes;
- Globalization and its effect on minor(ity) languages;
- Synchronic, diachronic and panchronic approaches to language contact and linguistic areas.

The abstract should be formatted as follows:
- Times font, size 12; 1,5 line spacing; minimally 2.5 cm margins;
- Limited to one page (A4) in length, including references and examples;
- Anonymous: the abstract itself should hold no reference to the author;
- In PDF format.

At most one single-authored and one joint abstract per participant will be considered. Talks will be 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion time. All of the selected speakers will be notified in February 2012 (and given a chance to revise their abstract before publication in the conference booklet).

The working language of the conference is English.

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Meeting Location:
Tartu, Estonia

Contact Information:
Andres Karjus

Meeting Dates:
The Graduate Conference on Areal Linguistics, Grammar and Contacts will be held from 04-May-2012 to 06-May-2012.

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 13-Sep-2011 until 30-Jan-2012.

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