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LINGUIST List 22.4047

Mon Oct 17 2011

Calls: Socioling, Historical Ling, Typology, Lang Acq/Denmark

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        1.     Peter Slomanson , 9th Creolistics Workshop


Message 1: 9th Creolistics Workshop
Date: 13-Oct-2011
From: Peter Slomanson <creolistics9gmail.com>
Subject: 9th Creolistics Workshop
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Full Title: 9th Creolistics Workshop
Short Title: CW9

Date: 11-Apr-2012 - 13-Apr-2013
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Contact Person: Peter Slomanson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.creolistics9.dk/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2011

Meeting Description:

9th Creolistics Workshop
Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark
April 11-13, 2012

Contact Languages in a Global Context: Past and Present

International conference on contact languages, including, but not limited to pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, converted languages, and multi-ethnolects. This meeting was previously held at Westminster and Giessen. The Second Aarhus University Symposium on Connections between Second Language Acquisition and Contact Language Development will be held in conjunction with CW9.

Aarhus University is easily accessible from nearby airports. Ryanair offers exceptionally inexpensive flights between various European cities and nearby Billund, as well as inexpensive flights between London and Aarhus airport. Aarhus is also easily accessible by train and bus from Copenhagen and from northern Germany.

Nightlife in Aarhus features a steady stream of musical performances from cultures around the world, and music will be a feature of the conference activities.

The conference organizers are Peter Bakker, Aymeric Daval-Markussen and Peter Slomanson.

Call for Papers:

We encourage abstract submissions on any topic pertaining to pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, converted languages, multi-ethnolects, or other contact language types. We are particularly interested in work involving cross-linguistic comparisons and findings that generalize to classes of languages.

Presentations dealing with syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics are all welcome. As in the past, it is expected that these will be based on empirical data (which may include native speaker judgments). Diachronic work involving the reconstruction of earlier stages, based on cross-linguistic comparison of synchronic data and on socio-historical factors, will be quite welcome, as will sociolinguistic work focusing on synchronic variation.

We welcome all perspectives with respect to the question of the status of creoles and other contact languages as a typological class, and with respect to structural complexity. Similarly, we are interested in a range of approaches to grammatical analysis, and will not favor a specific formalism or theoretical position.

We will also be holding the Second Aarhus University Symposium on Connections between Second Language Acquisition and Contact Language Development, as an associated event, and encourage submissions specifically intended for that forum.

The working language of the conference is English. Papers on the restructuring of a Nordic language or on language contact in the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and/or Greenland are particularly encouraged.

Paper presentations will last half an hour, with ten minutes for questions and discussion.

We plan to conclude the conference with a meeting to plan the publication of papers from the conference and symposium.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2011.

Your abstract, to be e-mailed as a Word attachment to creolistics9gmail.com, should contain a maximum of 350 words (including the title and any references). The subject line should read 'abstract submission to general conference' or 'abstract submission to symposium' in the subject line of your e-mail message. Please include your name and current academic affiliation in the body of the e-mail message, but not in your abstract.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 27 January 2012.

You will find the conference website at http://www.creolistics9.dk/.
For additional information, you can also write to creolistics9gmail.com.

Information in English about Aarhus University: http://www.au.dk/en/.
Information in English about the city of Aarhus: http://www.visitaarhus.com/.



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