LINGUIST List 27.925

Mon Feb 22 2016

Calls: Cog Sci, Lang Acq, Phonology, Semantics, Syntax/Spain

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 22-Feb-2016
From: Ricardo Etxepare <retxepareiker.cnrs.fr>
Subject: Language Contact from an I-Language Perspective
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Full Title: Language Contact from an I-Language Perspective
Short Title: LCILP

Date: 27-Oct-2016 - 28-Oct-2016
Location: Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Contact Person: Ricardo Etxepare
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/languagecontact2016donostia/home

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 20-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

The international conference announced under the title ''Language Contact from an I-language Perspective'' aims at being a showcase for the latest contributions and advances in our understanding of contact related language change and language development.

Invited Speakers:

- Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam)
- Terje Lohndal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
- Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Cambridge University)

The workshop is funded by the project AThEME (Advancing the European Multilingual Experience), a european research project devoted to the study of multilingualism from different perspectives, including the multilingual mind and brain, as well as specific issues related to regional linguistic minorities and heritage language speakers in Europe, language contact being a prominent aspect. Unlike the specific european scope of this project, we are interested in all works adressing grammatical aspects of language contact, including language development and diachronic change, as long as this work is embedded in I-language notions, and aims at the understanding of general properties of the language faculty.

The workshop will be held at the Auditorium Antonio Beristain, in the campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) in Donostia-San Sebastian, the 27-28 october 2016. Donostia-San Sebastián is the actual cultural capital of Europe for the year 2016.Nominal Classification in South-East Asia

Call for Papers:

The international conference announced under the title ''Language Contact from an I-language Perspective'' aims at being a showcase for the latest contributions and advances in our understanding of contact related language change and language development.

We would like to invite contributions addressing the following basic questions from this perspective.

- which functions are contact-sensitive and under what conditions can those features be selected for recombination in a contact situation?
- what aspects of the architecture of the linguistic system are relevant for contact-induced change?
- what is the role of the input and the different acquisition situations (age of exposure to different languages, simultaneous or sequential acquisition of the languages in contact, among other variables) in the emergence of novel vernaculars?
- what can contact-induced change contribute to recent discussion on the nature of linguistic variation and its modeling (e.g. the notion of parameter)?
- what can contact derived varieties contribute critically to established grammatical generalizations ?

The international workshop announced under the title ''Language Contact from an I-language Perspective'' has as its aim to address those issues (and others which assume or incorporate I-language notions) by means of a specifically dedicated meeting. Papers addressing concrete instantiations of a contact-induced change that may cast light on one or more of the questions above are welcome, as are also works taking a more general perspective on the interest of pursuing contact induced change for grammatical theory and by extension, for the cognitive sciences.

Each paper presentation will be allotted 20 minutes plus a 10 minute question period. Abstracts should be no longer than two pages in length (including examples and references), in a 12-point font, single line spacing and 2,5 cm. margins. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.

We are happy to announce the participation of the following invited speakers:

- Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam)
- Terje Lohndal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
- Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Cambridge University)

Authors are asked to submit their abstracts in an anonymous PDF file to the following site:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcilp2016

Please add 5 keywords and specify whether your submission is for an oral presentation, poster or both. (If you do not have an EasyChair account, please follow the instructions provided and create one.)

- Deadline for abstract submission: June 20, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: July 26, 2016


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