LINGUIST List 10.1491

Fri Oct 8 1999

Confs: Languages in Contact - Groningen U

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  1. D.G. Gilbers, Registration 'Languages in Contact'

Message 1: Registration 'Languages in Contact'

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 14:27:12 +0200
From: D.G. Gilbers <>
Subject: Registration 'Languages in Contact'

Conference on Languages in Contact

Groningen University
November 25-26, 1999


A conference on languages in contact will be held on November 
25-26, 1999, at the University of Groningen. This conference will 
include sessions devoted to descriptive and theoretical aspects of 
language contact.

For registration:

The aim of this conference is to discuss language contact. Issues 
for discussion involve pidgins and creoles, minorities and their 
languages, Diaspora situations, 'Sprachbund' phenomena, 
extralinguistic correlates of variety in contact situations, 
problems of endangered languages and the typology of these 

The conference will be held on the occasion of the degree of 
honorary doctor in St Petersburg of Dr Tjeerd de Graaf.

Keynote speakers, in alphabetical order:

Liya Bondarko (University of St Petersburg)
Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute Leipzig)
Evgenij Golovko (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Pieter Muysken (University of Leiden)
Sally Thomason (University of Michigan)

For More Information:

INTERNET at the site:

The organisers should like to ask all participants to arrange their 
registration there.

The organizing committee 
John Nerbonne, Jos Schaeken, Dicky Gilbers
Department of Linguistics
University of Groningen
Oude Kijk in `t Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

fax: +31-50-3636855

Dicky Gilbers

Faculty of Arts
Department of Linguistics
P.O. Box 716
9700 AS Groningen
The Netherlands

tel.: +31 50 363 59 83
fax: +31 50 363 49 00
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