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LINGUIST List 20.1918

Tue May 19 2009

Calls: Yiddish, General Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Sandra Birzer, Yiddish Language Structures

Message 1: Yiddish Language Structures
Date: 19-May-2009
From: Sandra Birzer <Yiddish.Structuressprachlit.uni-regensburg.de>
Subject: Yiddish Language Structures
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Full Title: Yiddish Language Structures
Short Title: YiLaS

Date: 30-Nov-2009 - 01-Dec-2009
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Contact Person: Sandra Birzer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Yiddish, Eastern; Yiddish, Western

Call Deadline: 20-Jul-2009

Meeting Description:

The Slavonic Department of the University of Regensburg (Björn Hansen and Sandra
Birzer) invite abstracts for the international workshop 'Yiddish language
structures' to be held 30 November - 1 December 2009 in Regensburg/Germany.
The main focus is supposed to be on structural aspects of the description of the
Yiddish language system which includes both theoretical and empirical questions.
The idea is to bring together specialists from the field of Yiddish linguistics
and General Linguists working on language change and language contact.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Phonology, lexicology, morphology and syntax of Yiddish
- Contact-induced grammaticalization
- Borrowing asymmetries
- Corpus linguistic research on Yiddish

The following scholars have been asked to deliver a keynote talk at the workshop:
Steffen Krogh (University of Aarhus) - confirmed
Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp) - confirmed
Yaron Matras (University of Manchester) - confirmed
Gertrud Reershemius (Aston University) - confirmed

The workshop is also meant to be a forum to discuss the new project of an
on-line 'Corpus of Modern Yiddish' (CMY) which aims at compiling a balanced text
corpus of Modern Yiddish of about 10 million words. The CMY is a joint project of
scholars from Regensburg and Moscow.

The conference languages will be English, Yiddish and German.

Call for Papers

Abstract Specifications:
Maximum length: 500 words or 1 single-spaced page
Abstracts must be anonymous. Do not put your name or other identifying
information on the abstract. Please send an extra file specifying the author's /
authors' name and the title of the abstract.

Please send your abstract to this email address:

Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 20 July 2009. Notification about the
acceptance or rejection of submitted abstracts will be given by 30 September 2009.

Conference Fee
The conference fee is Euro 75 for regular participants. Regular participants
taking advantage of the early bird registration until 31 October 2009 pay Euro
50. The conference fee for student participants is Euro 20.
Participants must pay their own travel and accommodation costs.

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