LINGUIST List 26.1687

Mon Mar 30 2015

Confs: Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics/Denmark

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 29-Mar-2015
From: Guus Kroonen <>
Subject: 15th Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group
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15th Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group
Short Title: XV Nordic TAG

Date: 16-Apr-2015 - 18-Apr-2015
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Guus Kroonen
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Section: Archaeology and Language – and the future of archaeo-linguistic studies

The questions we would like to raise in this section concern the future for ‘archaeo-linguistic’ research, what can we learn from each other and what kinds of research questions are in particular suitable for future integrated studies? The main goal of this session is to present new and ongoing studies that combine aspects of archaeology and linguistics, theoretical perspectives on the field of archaeo-linguistics and, hopefully, encourage new fruitful studies on archaeology and language.


FRIDAY 17.4.2015

9.00 – 10.30
Laura Wright
On the House Name Sunnyside in England and Scotland

Michael Lerche Nielsen
Place-Names and Archaeology

Klavs Randsborg
Latin & Lies – Readings of Early Literary Sources on the North

11.00 – 12.30
Marika Mägi
Language in Action: Two Modes in Overseas Communication in the Viking Age Eastern Baltic

Ulrika Rosendahl
Medieval Encounters – Language and Settlement During the Swedish Colonization of Southern Finland

Paula Kouki, Annukka Debenjak, Marika Luhtala, Terhi Ainiala, Mika Lavento
Maritime Helsinki -- Reconstructing the Settlement History of Helsinki Archipelago by Means of Toponomastic and Archaeological Research

14.00 – 15.30
Martin Goldberg
Early Medieval ‘Celtic’ Art

Debora Moretti
Ancient Witches and Modern Folktales in the Archaeological Records of Northern Italy

Mark Clendon
Hierarchy and Architecture in Old Europe

16.00 – 17.00
Jeffrey Lee Benjamin
An Archaeology of Air

Anna Berge
Reexamining the Linguistic Prehistory of Aleut

SATURDAY 18.4.2015

9.00 – 10.30
Rosa-Maria Worm Danbo
A Study of the Major Sound Changes in the Greater-Ch’olan-Tzeltalan Branch of the Mayan Language Family and Their Applications to Maya Epigraphy

Kathryn M. Hudson
(Re)Considering the Archaeo-Linguistics of Southeastern Mesoamerica

Kate Bellamy
Investigating Interactions between West Mexico and the Andes Using the Lexicon of Metallurgy

11.00 – 12.30
Koen Bostoen, Bernard Clist, Pierre de Maret, Gilles-Maurice de Schryver
Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives on Population Dynamics in the Lower Congo: Matches and Mismatches

George van Driem
Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics: Rice and People in the Eastern Himalayan Corridor

Johanna Nichols
Domestication and Language Spreads in Early Northern Eurasia

14.00 – 15.30
Birgit Anette Olsen
The Indo-European Vocabulary of Sheep, Wool and Textile Production

Wolfgang Haak, Iosif Lazaridis, Nick Patterson, Johannes Krause, David Anthony, Alan Cooper, Kurt Werner Alt, David Reich
Late Neolithic Migration from the Steppe as a Likely Source for Indo-European Languages in Europe

Hans-Jürgen Bandelt
Early Spread of Indo-European Languages through Interdemic Socioeconomic Networks: a Cautionary Note

16.00 – 16.30:
Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen
Teaching Archaeo-Linguistics

Guus Kroonen & Rune Iversen

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