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LINGUIST List 25.421

Fri Jan 24 2014

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

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

Date: 24-Jan-2014
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 >
Web Site: http://mgdlt6.upatras.gr/index.php/el/

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

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

Call Deadline: 30-April-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.

The three guest speakers are:

Prof. Amalia Arvaniti (University of Kent)
Prof. Petya Assenova (University of Sofia)
Emeritus Prof. Gaberel Drachman (Universität Salzburg)

2nd Call for Papers

6th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects & Linguistic Theory (MGDLT6)
Patras, Greece, September 25-27, 2014

Potential contributors are invited to submit one-page anonymous abstracts (references excluded) by April 30, 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. Presentations should be of 20 minutes length plus 10 minutes for discussion. The official languages of the conference are English and Greek. Notification of acceptance will be given by May 15, 2014.

The main conference will be preceded on September 25 by a special session on linguistic variation where the following invited speakers will give a plenary talk:

Prof. Anna Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM): “Language universals, language variation and the prediction of the directional asymmetry principle”

Emeritus Prof. Yves Charles Morin (Université de Montréal): “Uncovering the sources of the specific sound patterns of the emerging regional dialects of sixteenth century French”

For details about the conference (accommodation, transportation and participation), please, visit our website: http://mgdlt6.upatras.gr/index.php/el/.

Permanent Scientific Committee:

Mark Janse
Brian Joseph
Angela Ralli

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