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LINGUIST List 24.4369

Mon Nov 04 2013

Calls: Modern Greek, Socioling, Typology, Morphology, Lang Documentation, General Ling/Greece

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Nov-2013
From: Angela Ralli <ralliupatras.gr>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
Short Title: MGDLT6

Date: 25-Sep-2014 - 28-Sep-2014
Location: Patras, Greece
Contact Person: Angela Ralli
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Morphology; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

The Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects (Department of Philology, Linguistics Section) of the University of Patras (Greece) is pleased to announce the 6th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects & Linguistic Theory (MGDLT6), which will be held on September 25-28, 2014, at the Conference and Cultural Centre of the University of Patras. The organization of this conference will be part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the University of Patras, while it continues the series that began in Patras, in 2000, and had its latest instantiation in Ghent (Belgium), 2012.

As opposed to other languages (e.g. Romance) and their dialects, the Modern Greek dialects are less known among linguists, yet these dialects exhibit a bewildering variety of phenomena due to the fact that many of them have developed in relative isolation or in contact-situations with other dialects and/or other languages. Modern Greek dialects offer a plethora of interesting or even intriguing data which can be used to test working hypotheses about language structure and language use and can be analyzed in different ways, by appealing to different methods and theories developed in modern linguistics.

The aim of MGDLT is to highlight the importance of Modern Greek dialects for linguists, whether they are interested in phonetics & phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, psycho- or sociolinguistics, historical and contact linguistics.

On September 26, 2014, the Conference will host a special theme section on dialectal morphology in language-contact situations.

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit one-page anonymous abstracts (references excluded) by March 31, 2014 to the address mgdlt6upatras.gr. Name(s) and affiliation have to be sent separately in the body of the email. The conference will host 25 papers for oral presentation and 15 for a poster presentation. Notification of acceptance will be given by May 5, 2014. There will be three invited speakers whose names will be announced in the second call for papers, where details and more information will also be provided.

Permanent Scientific Committee:

Mark Janse
Brian Joseph
Angela Ralli



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