LINGUIST List 4.281

Fri 16 Apr 1993

Confs: Logic, language & information; Mixed languages

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Message 1: Colloquium Logic, Language and Information

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1993 16:04:44 Colloquium Logic, Language and Information
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Subject: Colloquium Logic, Language and Information

The Department of Philosophy and the Department of Linguistics, Ume}
University, S-901 87 Ume}, Sweden (Phone: (46) 90-165670, FAX: (46)
90-167777) will arrange

UmLLI-93, the Ume} Colloquium on Dynamic Approaches in Logic, Language and
Information, September 24-26, 1993.

Preliminary list of speakers:
Patrick Blackburn, Robin Cooper, Eva Ejerhed, Luis Farinas del Cerro, Andr~
Fuhrmann, Peter G{rdenfors, Sven-Ove Hansson, Risto Hilpinen, Hans Kamp,
Sten Lindstr|m, Michael Morreau, Glyn Morrill, Peter Pagin, Dag Prawitz,
Wlodek Rabinowicz, Hans Rott, Erik Sandewall, Krister Segerberg, Keith
Stenning, Dag Westerst}hl.

For further information contact:
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Message 2: mixed languages workshop

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 15:30 MET
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Subject: mixed languages workshop

 Leiden/Amsterdam workshop on

 Date: May 24 1993
 Time: 9.30 to 17.00
 Place: University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
 Witte Singel -Doelen complex, 1166-003.

It will be a real workshop in that no papers will be presented by
the participants, but questions on specific aspects will be
discussed by each participant in turn concerning the mixed
language of his or her speciality. All participants have first
hand experience with the language discussed or otherwise gathered
original data. The questions relate to the structure and nature
of the mixture, the processes of genesis of mixed languages,
language acquisition aspects, the language community, the
reconstruction of the social context of their genesis and mixed
languages as a type versus other results of language contact.
 The following people have agreed to participate to share
their knowledge of a particular mixed language:

Peter Bakker (University of Amsterdam)
 Michif (Cree-French)
Cor van Bree (University of Leiden)
 Stedsk (Frisian-Dutch)
A. Drewes (University of Leiden)
 Maltese (Arabic-Italian)
Evgenij Golovko and/or Nikolai Vakhtin (St. Petersburg)
 Mednyj Aleut/ Copper Island Aleut (Russian-Aleut)
Miel de Gruiter
 Javindo (Javanese-Dutch)
Ian Hancock (University of Texas at Austin)
 (Angloromani and other Romani [Gypsy] mixed languages)
Berend Hoff (University of Leiden)
 Island Carib (Carib-Arawak)
Maarten Mous, (University of Leiden)
 Ma'a (Bantu-Cushitic)
Pieter Muysken (University of Amsterdam)
 Media Lengua (Quechua-Spanish)
 and Callahuaya (Quechua-Puquina)
Derek Nurse (Memorial Univ. St. John's/ Universit t Bayreuth)
 Ilwana (Bantu-Bantu)
Hadewych van Rheeden (University of Amsterdam)
 Petjo (Malay-Dutch)
Thilo Schadeberg (University of Leiden)
 Mwena (Swahili-other Bantu)

The discussion will take place in room 003 of building 1166 at
the Witte Singel, Leiden.

The structure of the workshop is as follows:

9.00 - 9.30 COFFEE

9.30 - 10.00 Introduction of speakers and the languages
10.00-10.30 First cluster of questions:
 Structure: the nature of the mixture
10.30-11.00 Second cluster of questions:
 Structure: questions of genetic relationship and
 typological distance of source languages
11.00-11.30 Third cluster of questions:
 Process(es) of genesis
11.30-12.00 Fourth cluster of questions:
 Community: The mixed language in a wider geographical
 and social context

12.00-14.00 LUNCH BREAK

14.00-14.30 Fifth cluster of questions:
 Language acquisition aspects
14.30-15.00 Sixth cluster of questions:
 Genesis: reconstruction of the social context of
15.00-15.30 Seventh cluster of questions:
 Mixed languages and language contact models

15.30-16.00 COFFEE BREAK

[B16.00-16.30 Eighth cluster (open discussion)
 Mixed languages as a type: similarities and
16.30-17.00 Ninth cluster (open discussion)
 Evaluation: How, why and when do mixed languages come
 into being?

18.00-??? Dinner party

The more detailed questions to be discussed are available from
the organizers.

The workshop is open to the public, who are encouraged to
participate in the discussion. After every question session, they
will have the opportunity to give comments.

For more information, contact the organizers:
Peter Bakker / Linguistics/UVA
Spuistraat 210
1012 VT Amsterdam
tel: -31-20-5253860 (office)
 -31-20-6316808 (home)
fax: -31-20-5253052

Maarten Mous/Afrikaanse Taalkunde/RUL
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden

tel. -31.71.272242 (office)
 -31-71-218377 (home)
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