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LINGUIST List 25.313

Sat Jan 18 2014

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Lang Documentation, Socioling, Typology, General Ling/Poland

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

Date: 17-Jan-2014
From: Jacek Mianowski <jacek.mianowskigmail.com>
Subject: Languages in Contact 2014
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Full Title: Languages in Contact 2014

Date: 17-May-2014 - 18-May-2014
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Contact Person: Anna Zasłona
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.wsf.edu.pl/aktualnosci,Languages_in_Contact.xml

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2014

Meeting Description:

Languages in Contact is an international conference that aims at integrating international researchers of language, understood as social human behavior. The conference is organized by the Committee for Philology of Polish Academy of Sciences - Wroclaw Branch, Philological School of Higher Education in Wroclaw, Institute of Linguistics of the University of Malta and International Communicology Institute, Washington D.C., USA.

Conference organizers wish to address the need of investigating minority speech communities, endangered and vanishing languages, pidgins and creoles, as well as narrowing down the scope of study of cultural practices performed by the means of language and studies through the scope of contact linguistics.

The conference seeks to reach the following goals:

- Developing methodological apparatus of anthropological linguistics and contact linguistics, as well as promoting these innovative disciplines in Poland
- Integrating the international scientific milieu focused on anthropological linguistics
- Promoting the study of minority and vanishing languages among young linguists.

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Marie Alexander (University of Malta)
Prof. Grzegorz Godlewski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Prof. Waldemar Skrzypczak (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland)
Prof. Kamila Turewicz (University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Poland)
Prof. Donald Winford (Ohio State University, USA)

Call for Papers:

The participants will be encouraged to submit article proposals which, after a successful review, will be published within the volume of Philologica Wratislaviensia: Acta et Studia series. Moreover, the scope of the conference seeks to establish a ground for new research in the following areas:

- Conceptions about the origin of language and languages
- Endangered and vanishing languages
- The ecology of minority languages
- Anthropological linguistics
- Cultural patterns in discursive practices
- Folk-linguistics and folk-anthropology
- Mechanisms of language change (and language death)
- The description and classification (genetic, aerial, typological) of the languages of the world
- The ethnography of communication
- Studies of pidgin, creole and mixed languages
- The origins and spread of writing systems
- Field linguistics

Please send a 400-500 word abstract (in English or in Polish) for a 20-minute paper (max. 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) at languagesincontactwsf.edu.pl and register online by 5 April 2014.

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