LINGUIST List 26.890

Thu Feb 12 2015

Confs: Typology/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 09-Feb-2015
From: Martin Haspelmath <>
Subject: Diversity Linguistics: Retropsect and Prospect
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Diversity Linguistics: Retropsect and Prospect

Date: 01-May-2015 - 03-May-2015
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Martin Haspelmath
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

Meeting Description:

This conference is the final event taking place at MPI EVA's Department of Linguistics, which will close at the end of May 2015 with Bernard Comrie’s retirement. To celebrate eighteen years of research on the diversity of human languages, we invited all present and former members and guests of the department to submit an abstract.

The conference thus reflects current activities within the broad area of “diversity linguistics”: research on little-studied languages, language typology and universals, comparative/historical linguistics, and evolutionary linguistics. It will provide a representative overview of past achievements and future prospects of research within the various subfields of diversity linguistics.

The conference is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please register and pay the fee of EUR 50 (for coffee breaks, lunches and an evening reception) by March 31.

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