From: Peter Arkadiev <alpgurevgmail.com>
Subject: Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics
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Full Title: Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics
Short Title: CABL
Date: 07-Oct-2009 - 09-Oct-2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact Person: Peter Arkadiev
Meeting Email: baltistica.inslavgmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Baltic
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2009
Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics
October 7-9, 2009
Institute of Slavic Studies
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
Contact person: Peter M. Arkadiev
Last Call for Papers
Deadline extended: March 31, 2009
Working languages: English, Russian
During the last 150 years, the Baltic languages (Lithuanian, Latvian and the
extinct Old Prussian) have received much attention from linguists specializing
on historical and comparative linguistics, etymology and Indo-European
reconstruction. However, many aspects of the structure of these languages and
their dialects remain understudied and virtually unknown to the general
linguistic community. This is due not only to the lack of comprehensive
typologically-oriented grammatical descriptions but also to the fact that Baltic
languages are generally underrepresented in the 'discourse' of contemporary
linguistics, even in comparison to many much more 'exotic' language families
The conference "Contemporary approaches to Baltic linguistics" aims at bridging
the gap between Baltic languages, on the one hand, and current trends in
linguistic theory and language typology, on the other, and at attracting
attention of the linguistic community to this rich and yet not fully
investigated group of languages.
Axel Holvoet (Institute of Lithuanian Language, Vilnius)
Björn Wiemer (University of Mainz)
We are soliciting abstracts on any aspect of phonology, morphology, syntax, and
semantics of Lithuanian and Latvian, as well as of their dialects and Old
Prussian. We especially encourage abstracts putting the Baltic data in a broader
cross-linguistic context, as well as theoretically-oriented work based primarily
on the material of Baltic languages. Please note, that although the topic of the
conference does no exclude diachronic studies (e.g. issues of grammaticalization
or historical syntax, as well as any interesting aspects of Old Lithuanian and
Old Latvian), we will not accept abstracts on etymology and comparative
Abstracts in Word and/or PDF format should be anonymous and must not exceed 2
pages (examples and references included), 12pt font size with 2 cm margins on
all sides. Abstracts must be sent to baltistica.inslavgmail.com no later than
March 31, 2009. Please, include in the body of the message your name,
affiliation, and the title of your submission.
Notification of acceptance: ca. April 20, 2009.
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