Language Contact: The State of the Art

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is organized jointly by the Linguistic Association of Finland, Helsinki Area & Language Studies and the CROSSLING research network
in Helsinki, August 28–30, 2014.

Contact linguistics is a field of study which investigates various phenomena relating to the encounters between two or more languages or varieties and their speakers both in the past and the present. Its core is in historical linguistics, but it interfaces with several other fields of study, e.g. sociolinguistics, the study of bi- and multilingualism and the study of second language acquisition. In addition, its research topics intersect with psychology, sociology and anthropology, which are also interested in the processes and effects of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural encounters.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together linguists from these different fields of study to discuss current developments and challenges in language contact research, whether in the past or the present. The symposium aims to offer a thematically broad forum for scholars interested in combining and learning about the viewpoints of various fields in the study of the multifaceted phenomenon of language contact.

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Leena Kolehmainen

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The Language Contact: The State of the Art will be held from 28-Aug-2014 to 30-Aug-2014.

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Abstracts can be submitted from 10-Dec-2013 until 02-Mar-2014.

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Submitted Abstracts will be reviewed and rated from 03-Mar-2014 until 09-Apr-2014. Authors will be notified of their acceptance after 10-Apr-2014.

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