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LINGUIST List 16.1703

Sat May 28 2005

Confs: Historical Ling/Berlin, Germany

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        1.    Katja Egli, 2005 Blankensee Colloquium - Language Evolution: Cognitive and Cultural Factors


Message 1: 2005 Blankensee Colloquium - Language Evolution: Cognitive and Cultural Factors
Date: 27-May-2005
From: Katja Egli <katja.egliexonium.de>
Subject: 2005 Blankensee Colloquium - Language Evolution: Cognitive and Cultural Factors


2005 Blankensee Colloquium - Language Evolution: Cognitive and Cultural Factors

Date: 14-Jul-2005 - 16-Jul-2005
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Katja Egli
Contact Email: katja.egliexonium.de
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/lili/personen/gjaeger/blankensee/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Research in Creolization, in Grammaticalization, and in Models for Evolutionary
Processes investigate phenomena and facts of language development and change
from different ankles.

The three fields bring their own perspectives and methods to bear on a common
range of facts in language history and change. The Colloquium aims at
stimulating contact between scholars with different background and provides a
forum for interdisciplinary exchange and discussion.

The Colloquium is organized by
Regine Eckardt (Uni Göttingen and ZAS, Berlin)
Gerhard Jäger (Uni Bielefeld and ZAS, Berlin)
Tonjes Veenstra (Free University, Berlin)

The conference will start on Thursday, July 14. with an evening lecture by
Michael Tomasello at 17.oo at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der
Wissenschaften, Leibnitz Saal at Berlin Mitte (Jägerstr. 22/23).

The workshop takes place on Friday July 15. and Saturday, July 16. at the
Akademie Schmöckwitz South-East of Berlin (for travel info, see:
http://www.akademie-schmoeckwitz.de and English instrucutions on the conference
site). We welcome participants who want to attend and contribute to discussions.
For organisatorical reasons, we require online registration (see below). We can
offer free participation for a limited number of guests (accommodation not
included).

The program includes talks by

Michel deGraff
Alain Kihm
John McWhorter
Teresa Satterfield

Brady Clark
Tecumseh Fitch
Simon Kirby
Robert van Rooy

Elly van Gelderen
Bernd Heine
Richard Janda
Elizabeth C. Traugott

More info, online registration and the updated program are available at
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/lili/personen/gjaeger/blankensee/


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