LINGUIST List 24.1716

Wed Apr 17 2013

Calls: Maltese, General Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 17-Apr-2013
From: Benjamin Saade <>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics
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Full Title: 4th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics
Date: 17-Jun-2013 - 19-Jun-2013 Location: Lyon, France Contact Person: Benjamin Saade
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Maltese

Call Deadline: 01-May-2013

Meeting Description:

After 3 successful conferences in Bremen and Malta we are happy to announce the 4th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics in Lyon on June 17-19, 2013 with the main topic ‘The Contribution of Maltese to General Linguistics’.

The conference will be jointly organized by Gilbert Puech (Lyon) and GĦILM, the International Association of Maltese Linguistics (Għaqda Internazzjonali tal-Lingwistika Maltija).

The invited speakers of the conference will be Martine Vanhove (Villejuif) and Mauro Tosco (Torino).

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for oral and poster presentations on all topics related to Maltese linguistics, as well as papers focusing on Maltese in relation to other languages.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Psycholinguistics
- Historical approaches to Maltese and related languages
- Language contact
- Computational approaches to Maltese and Semitic languages
- Typological perspectives on Maltese and related languages
- Language acquisition in the Maltese context
- Variation and dialectology in the Maltese context
- Lexicography
- Semantics
- Pragmatics
- Morphology
- Syntax
- Phonetics and phonology
- Maltese in the European context

Abstracts for oral presentations should not exceed 300 words. Each presentation should be no longer than 20 minutes; 10 minutes are given for questions and/or discussion. The conference language is English.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Programme Committee:

Thomas Stolz (Bremen)
Ray Fabri (Malta)
Beth Hume (Christchurch)
Martine Vanhove (Villejuif)
Albert Borg (Malta)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 1, 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance: May 17, 2013

Please send abstracts to the following address:

You can register for the conference on our website:

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