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LINGUIST List 21.252

Fri Jan 15 2010

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Socioling, Lang Documentation/Poland

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        1.    Piotr Chruszczewski, Languages in Contact

Message 1: Languages in Contact
Date: 13-Jan-2010
From: Piotr Chruszczewski <piotrchruszczewskipoczta.onet.pl>
Subject: Languages in Contact
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Full Title: Languages in Contact
Short Title: LangContact

Date: 22-May-2010 - 23-May-2010
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Contact Person: Marcin Suszczynski
Meeting Email: languagesincontactwsf.edu.pl
Web Site: http://www.wsf.edu.pl/254776.xml

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language
Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

International Conference 'Languages In Contact'

Organized by:
Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw Branch
Philological School of Higher Education in Wroclaw
University of Wroclaw

Venue: Wroclaw, Poland
When: May 22-23, 2010

Call for Papers

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
James A. Fox (Stanford University, USA)
Alfred F. Majewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Jerzy Wełna (Warsaw University, Poland)
Piotr Gąsiorowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Ronald Kim (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Marco Tamburelli (University College London, U.K.)

Conference information available at: http://www.wsf.edu.pl/255040.xml

Selected conference topics:
- conceptions about the origin of language and languages
- endangered and vanishing languages
- the ecology of minority languages
- anthropological linguistics
- cultural patterns in discursive practices
- folk-linguistics and folk-anthropology
- mechanisms of language change (and language death)
- the description and classification (genetic, aerial, typological) of the
languages of the world
- the ethnography of communication
- studies of pidgin, creole and mixed languages
- the origins and spread of writing systems
- field linguistics

"The attempts to classify mankind are numerous."
Franz Boas, (1911: 6) "Introduction." [In:] The Handbook of American Indian
Languages. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American
Ethnology. Bulletin 40; 1-95.

"Of all aspects of culture, it is a fair guess that language was the first to
receive a highly developed form and that its essential perfection is a
prerequisite to the development of culture as a whole."
Edward Sapir, (1933: 155) "Language." [In:] Edwin A. Seligman (editor-in-chief)
The Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences. Vol. 9; 155-169.

"1. The discipline of linguistics will continue to contribute studies of the
history, structure, and use of languages; 2. in other disciplines, linguistic
concepts and practices will be qualified, reinterpreted, subsumed, and perhaps
sometimes re-diffused in changed form into linguistics; 3. linguistics will
remain the discipline for coordinating knowledge about verbal behavior from the
viewpoint of language itself."
Dell H. Hymes, (1962: 13) "The Ethnography of Speaking." [In:] T. Galdwin, W.
Sturtevant (eds.) Anthropology and Human Behavior. Washington, D.C.: The
Anthropological Society of Washington; 13-53.

"The possibility of insult and of humor based on linguistic choices means that
members agree on the underlying rules of speech and on the social meaning of
linguistic features."
Susan M. Ervin-Tripp, (1969: 93) "Sociolinguistics." [In:] Leonard Berkovitz
(ed.) Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Vol 4. Academic Press; 93-107.

"As culture contact is perhaps the most common vector of culture change, the
nature of this contact is often manifested in linguistic change."
Willam A. Foley, (1997: 384) Anthropological Linguistics. Malden, MA: Blackwell

"(...) Linguistic anthropology is a distinct discipline that deserves to be
studied for its past accomplishments as much as for the vision of the future
presented in the work of a relatively small but active group of
interdisciplinary researchers."
Alessandro Duranti, (1997: 1) Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge, U.K.:
Cambridge University Press.

"The development of a comprehensive written visual language caused civilization
to grow more complex. (...) Literacy gives cultures the privilege of knowing the
Denise Schmandt-Besserat, (2007: 105) When Writing Met Art. From Symbol to
Story. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Abstracts in English (of up to 500 words with selected bibliography)
should be sent by March 10, 2010 to the conference secretary:
Marcin Suszczynski

[notification of acceptance: by the end of March, 2010]

Scientific Committee:
Prof. dr. Stanisław Predota (Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw Branch; the
University of Wroclaw & Opole University)
Prof. dr. Zdzislaw Wasik (Philological School of Higher Education in
Wroclaw; Kolegium Karkonoskie in Jelenia Gora & Adam Mickiewicz University in
Prof. dr. Piotr P. Chruszczewski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw
Branch; the University of Wroclaw & Philological School of Higher Education in

Honorary Patronage:
President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw Branch
Rector of the University of Wroclaw
Rector of the Philological School of Higher Education in Wroclaw

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