LINGUIST List 25.1198

Mon Mar 10 2014

Calls: General Ling, Historical Ling, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 10-Mar-2014
From: Taja Stoll <>
Subject: Language Change and Innovation
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Full Title: Language Change and Innovation

Date: 02-Jul-2014 - 04-Jul-2014
Location: Munich, Germany
Contact Person: Taja Stoll
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 26-Apr-2014

Meeting Description:

Symposium XXI

Language Change and Innovation
Motivation –Manifestations – Stages

The Graduate School Language and Literature Munich- Class of Language (previously called LIPP) is organising its 21st symposium, which will offer a framework for a synchronically and diachronically oriented treatment of the motivation, the phenomena and the stages of linguistic innovation. The symposium will be held from July 2-4, 2014 at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich.

If you want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, we kindly request you to register via e-mail ( by June 10, 2014 at the latest. There is no participation fee.

Detailed information about the Conference and the programme will soon be available at

In case you have further questions, please contact

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Ulrich Detges, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Prof. Renata Szczepaniak, Universität Hamburg
Prof. Johan van der Auwera, Universiteit Antwerpen
Prof. Jacqueline Visconti, University of Birmingham and University of Genoa
Dr. Esme Winter-Froemel, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen


Prof. Ulrich Detges
Prof. Olav Hackstein
Prof. Anthony Rowley

Organising Committee:

Filip De Decker
Katharina Jakob
Matthias Klumm
Markus Kunzmann
Isabell Lindbüchl
Taja Stoll

2nd Call for Papers:

The title ''Linguistic Innovation'' is understood in the sense of processes occurring during different stages of language change, such as grammaticalisation, lexicalisation, morphological innovation (paradigmatic levelling, analogy, etc.) and reanalysis.

The symposium will offer treatment and discussion of mechanisms and types of language change with respect to their motivation, which should include both language-internal (language economy, rhetorical efficiency, pragmatic aspects) and language-external factors (language contact, dialect mixture, migration as well as other sociological contexts favouring language change).

You are cordially invited to submit papers on the above mentioned topics.

Talks may be given in English or German, and should not exceed 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion). After the Symposium, presenters will be invited to submit a manuscript version of their talk for online publication in JournaLIPP (after review of the paper).

Please send your abstract (in English or German, maximum 400 words) as a Word and PDF file to by April 26th at the latest.

In your abstract, please do not reveal anything that could indicate the author's identity, but provide the following information in a separate file or in your e-mail:

1. Title of paper
2. Author's name(s) and affiliation(s)
3. Email address

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