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LINGUIST List 21.3006

Wed Jul 21 2010

Calls: General Ling, Language Contact/Netherlands

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        1.    Dick Smakman, Rethinking Contact Induced Change

Message 1: Rethinking Contact Induced Change
Date: 20-Jul-2010
From: Dick Smakman <d.smakmanhum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Rethinking Contact Induced Change
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Full Title: Rethinking Contact Induced Change
Short Title: RCIC

Date: 09-Jun-2011 - 11-Jun-2011
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact Person: Esrih Bakker
Meeting Email: RCIChum.leidenuniv.nl

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: Language Contact

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

This conference addresses a number of fundamental questions in the
domain of contact-induced change that have emerged from the debate in
the last decades and also aims to formulate new questions.

We aim at contributions that assess the main issues based on empirical
data, but with a wider view of the theoretical consequences of these data,
and specifically invite abstracts for proposed papers or posters on the
following issues:

- Is there a difference in output of contact-induced change in language
maintenance situations and in language shift situations?
- Do mixed languages, creoles, and metatypized languages (in the definition
of Malcolm Ross) reflect essentially different histories of language contact
than other languages, or do they constitute the edges of a continuum?
- To what extent do structural differences and similarities between the
languages in contact shape the way they influence each other?

Invited speakers (to be confirmed): Robert Nicolaï, Alexandra Aikhenvald,
Sarah Thomason, Don Winford, Malcolm Ross.

Call For Papers

How to submit an abstract:

Send your (anonymous) title and abstract as an email attachment to:
RCIChum.leidenuniv.nl
Subject header: (your last name) RCIC abstract

Please include the following in the body of the email:
- Name(s) of author(s)
- Abstract title
- Contact information: email, phone, fax

Abstract specifications:
Maximum length: 500 words or 1 single-spaced page
Format: If possible .pdf.
Language: English or French.

Put the following information at the top of your abstract:
- Title
- Category: oral; poster; either oral or poster (please choose)
- Name: Give a file name similar to the subject header

Anonymity: Abstracts must be anonymous. Do not put your name or other
identifying information on the abstract. Also, please anonymize your file by
removing identifying information. Usually this can be done using the
following two pull-down menus:

File > document properties > description (remove name of author)
View > comments (though an abstract is unlikely to have comments, check
this and remove any comments, as they will show your username)
View > review tracker (ditto)

You might also check:
Acrobat > preferences > identity (to keep your identity off the .pdf,
leave all fields blank).

Categories of submission:
1) Individual oral presentation (single- or multiple-author): 20 minutes + 10
minutes for discussion.
2) Poster: One or more poster sessions will be organized, depending on
demand.
3) Oral or poster: This means you prefer an oral presentation but would
also be willing instead to do a poster. If there are more good abstracts than
we can accommodate, a Program Committee will schedule some as posters.
If you choose either the ''poster'' or ''oral or poster'' category, you will
increase your chances of acceptance.
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