LINGUIST List 21.3475

Tue Aug 31 2010

Confs: Typology, Socioling, Historical Ling/Germany

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        1.    Barbara Schlücker, 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference

Message 1: 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference
Date: 31-Aug-2010
From: Barbara Schlücker <>
Subject: 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference
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6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference Short Title: ICLC 6

Date: 30-Sep-2010 - 02-Oct-2010 Location: Berlin, Germany Contact: Juliane Bröhl Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Meeting Description:

The aim of the International Contrastive Linguistics Conference 2010 is to encourage the fine-grained comparative analyses between two (or more) languages from different theoretical perspectives and with different goals. Although contrastive linguistics has long been associated primarily with applied linguistics (in particular foreign language teaching), it is here seen as a subdiscipline of comparative linguistics with major theoretical implications, which may contribute to our understanding of cross-linguistic and language-internal variation.

The final program is now available on the conference website:

The plenary speakers are:

- Ekkehard König (Freie Universität Berlin, University of California): Contrastive Linguistics and Other Approaches to Language Comparison - Johan Van der Auwera (Universiteit Antwerpen): Contrastive Linguistics and Typology - Wayne Harbert (Cornell University): Contrastive linguistics and Historical Comparative Linguistics - Helga Kotthoff (Universität Freiburg): Contrastive Linguistics and Intercultural Communication - Cecilia Poletto (Università Venetia): Contrastive Linguistics and Micro Variation

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