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LINGUIST List 22.2379

Tue Jun 07 2011

Calls: Romance, Historical Ling, Socioling, General Ling/Australia

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        1.     Manuel Delicado Cantero , Romance Linguistics in the Pacific

Message 1: Romance Linguistics in the Pacific
Date: 07-Jun-2011
From: Manuel Delicado Cantero <manuel.delicadoanu.edu.au>
Subject: Romance Linguistics in the Pacific
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Full Title: Romance Linguistics in the Pacific

Date: 02-Dec-2011 - 04-Dec-2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
Contact Person: Manuel Delicado Cantero
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://law.anu.edu.au/coast/events/langfest/conference.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 23-Jun-2011

Meeting Description:

Romance Linguistics in the Pacific: Variation in time and space
(A workshop within the Australian Linguistics Society annual meeting and Langfest 2011)

The field of Romance linguistics is a solid research field in the international arena, and we wish to take this opportunity to highlight the presence of this field in this part of the world. On the one hand, several Romance languages are spoken around the Pacific Rim, including a variety of dialects of Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian. On the other hand, the presence of the CRLC at the ANU creates the perfect environment to bring together scholars working on any aspect of the diachrony and dialectology of the Romance languages to share their findings and create an atmosphere of discussion in this research institution.

The workshop is tentatively scheduled for 2 December 2011.

Call for Papers:

We invite presentations dealing with the rich variation of any Romance language(s), either in synchrony or in diachrony. In particular, we welcome papers addressing the following topics:

1. Historical studies of specific Romance languages
2. Comparative historical studies involving Romance languages
3. Synchronic and diachronic variation within one or more Romance languages
4. Regional variants in the Pacific Rim (i.e., Macanese Portuguese, Timorese Portuguese, Indian Portuguese, Philippine Spanish, New Caledonian French, Tahitian French, Vietnamese French, Cambodian French, Vanuatuan French, Spanish along the northern and southern Pacific coast)
5. The evolution of creoles and pidgins in the region
6. Morphosyntactic and lexical contact phenomena in the area
7. Romance languages in Australia

A variety of theoretical approaches are welcome, in particular those exploring grammar change from a formal or functional framework.

Abstracts should be anonymous, no longer than 1 page including references. An additional second page may be included for examples.

Abstracts should be submitted through the ALS conference website:


The deadline for abstract submission is 23 June 2011.


Dr Elisabeth Mayer, elisabeth.mayeranu.edu.au
Dr Manuel Delicado Cantero, manuel.delicadoanu.edu.au

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