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LINGUIST List 21.813

Wed Feb 17 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, General Ling, Socioling/Germany

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        1.    Sylvia Jaki, Language Variation in Europe and Beyond

Message 1: Language Variation in Europe and Beyond
Date: 15-Feb-2010
From: Sylvia Jaki <sylvia.jakilipp.lmu.de>
Subject: Language Variation in Europe and Beyond
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Full Title: Language Variation in Europe and Beyond
Short Title: LIPP

Date: 09-Jun-2010 - 11-Jun-2010
Location: Munich, Germany
Contact Person: Sylvia Jaki
Meeting Email: symposiumlipp.lmu.de

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic
Theories; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

LIPP-Symposium: Sprachvariation im europäischen Kontext/ Language Variation in
Europe and Beyond

LIPP (Linguistik - Internationales Promotions-Programm München)/International
Linguistic doctoral programme: 'linguistic theory and applied linguistics'
(Munich University)

Call for Papers

Language variation as a social and geographic phenomenon can occur on all
linguistic levels. In initial studies of dialectology and sociolinguistics the
main focus was put on lexical and phonetic variation - usually however on the
periphery of theoretical linguistics. Recently, attention has increasingly been
drawn to variation in the fields of phonology, morphology, syntax, and also of
discourse analysis. In this context, the non-standard languages can be regarded
as particularly productive for linguistic research, due to the natural
L1-acquisition of dialects and sociolects, which are not exposed to
regimentation and standardisation. Thus non-standard languages represent systems
that ideally reflect the cognitive reality of language. Within this group, the
notion of non-standard languages ranges from dialects and sociolects to minority
languages and ethnolects.

In the case of European languages, research has mainly concentrated on the
standard varieties, whereas non-standard varieties have often been excluded from
theoretical and typological studies. This is the result of a lack of extensive
research on syntax and morphology, and that the gap between dialectology and
language typology has only begun to narrow during the last few years.

The symposium centres on the description and analysis of non-standard languages
in Europe and varieties of (Indo-)European languages spoken outside the European
continent, including Pidgins and Creoles based on European languages.

The LIPP symposium therefore invites PhD students and young researchers
interested in Language Variation in Europe and Beyond to present their projects
on any of the following issues: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax or the
discourse level of certain varieties, as well as methods of data acquisition and
empirical approaches to language variation.

Confirmed Speakers:
- Lisa Davidson ( New York)
- Annelies Häcki Buhofer (Basel)
- Bernd Kortman (Freiburg)
- Bernard Laks (Paris)
- Anthony Rowley (Munich)
- Anneli Sarhimaa (Mainz)

Academic Committee:
- Thomas Krefeld
- David Restle
- Elena Skribnik

Organising Committee:
- Conceição Cunha
- Sylvia Jaki
- Tabea Reiner
- Ursula Stangel

Abstracts are to be sent in PDF format to symposiumlipp.lmu.de by March 30
2010. Please make your submissions anonymous and include your name,
affiliation, institution/programme and contact details in the text of the e-
mail. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words including data and bibliography.
Conference languages are German and English. Notification of acceptance will be
sent out at the latest by April 12 2010. Contributions are accepted for either
an oral presentation of 30 minutes (20 min. presentation + 10 min. discussion)
or a poster presentation within a general half-hour poster session. Proceedings
are intended.

Please contact symposiumlipp.lmu.de for any questions or further information.
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