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LINGUIST List 23.3279

Thu Aug 02 2012

Confs: Anthropological Ling, Historical Ling, Language Documentation, Socioling, Typology/Germany

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Aug-2012
From: Liane Stroebel <stroebelphil.uni-duesseldorf.de>
Subject: History and Language History: Spanish & Portuguese in Contact with Other Languages
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History and Language History: Spanish & Portuguese in Contact with Other Languages

Date: 20-Mar-2013 - 23-Mar-2013
Location: Muenster, Germany
Contact: Liane Stroebel
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/rom2/veranstaltungen/kreolsektion-19-hispanistentag-2013-muenster/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

Meeting Description:

Bridging the divide between the disciplines of History and Spanish & Portuguese Linguistics lies at the heart of this session. Focusing on Spanish and Portuguese contact varieties (e.g. Spanish-/Portuguese- based creoles like São Tomense, Cape Verdean, Papiamentu, Palenquero, Chabacano), the linguistic and history-oriented papers in this session will be mutually complementary: that is, their main purpose will be to illustrate how the study of one discipline can profitably assist the other in reconstructing the trajectory of past events - historical and/or linguistic.

Linguists - and those working in the area of contact linguistics in particular - often rely on documentary historical evidence (e.g., from the slave trade) to advance theoretical claims (e.g., creolization and the various processes lead to the formation of some contact vernaculars). Vice versa, historians at times seek to bolster their conclusions by examining evidence from the domain of language history. A principal aim of this session is to offer an up-to-date account of ongoing research in which historians and linguists use mutually complementary data to reconstruct the history of a given speech community.

Participants:

John Mcwhorter (Columbia University, NY): The Missing Spanish Creoles Are Still Missing: Revisiting the Afrogenesis Hypothesis
John Lipski (Pennsylvania State University): ¿Se Está Descriollizando el Palenquero? Un Acercamiento Sicolingüístico en Busca de los Orígenes de una Lengua Criolla?
Eva Eckkrammer (Mannheim)
Bart Jacobs (München)
Johannes Kramer (Trier)
Jürgen Lang (Erlangen)
Michael Zeuske (Köln)



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