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LINGUIST List 23.1161

Wed Mar 07 2012

Confs: Historical Linguistics/USA

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Date: 07-Mar-2012
From: Na'ama Pat-El <npatelaustin.utexas.edu>
Subject: General Session of Contact Among Genetically Related Languages
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General Session of Contact Among Genetically Related Languages

Date: 21-Apr-2012 - 22-Apr-2012
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Contact: Naama Pat-El
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

In this symposium, relevant test cases and methodological studies will be presented to further our understanding of the effect of genetic relation on the results of language contact.

-Paul-Alain Beaulieu (University of Toronto) / Semitic Languages Interaction in First Millennium BC Iraq
-Claire Bowern (Yale) / Linguistic Split and Language Contact
-Bridget Drinka (UT San Antonio) / Contact, Genetic Relationship, and a New Family Tree Model
-Patience Epps (UT Austin) / Tracing the histories of morphologically complex forms: inheritance, calquing, or independent innovation?
-Danny Law (Vanderbilt University) / Three ways that genetic relatedness shaped the outcome of language contact in the Maya lowlands
-Maarten Kossmann (Leiden University) / Divergence and convergence: a history of Moroccan Arabic
-Alexander Magidow (UT Austin) / Diachrony and Dialects
-H. Craig Melchert (UCLA) / Hittite and Hieroglyphic Luvian arha 'away': Common Inheritance or Borrowing?
-Marianne Mithun (UC Sanata Barbara) / Challenges and Benefits of Contact among Relatives
-Na'ama Pat-El (UT Austin) / Contact or Inheritance? Criteria for distinguishing internal and external change in genetically related languages

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