LINGUIST List 28.2399

Wed May 31 2017

Calls: Anth Ling, Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Lang Documentation, Socioling/Denmark

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 31-May-2017
From: Karoline Kühl <>
Subject: Workshop of Immigrant Languages in the Americas 8
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Full Title: Workshop of Immigrant Languages in the Americas 8
Short Title: WILA 8

Date: 12-Oct-2017 - 14-Oct-2017
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact Person: Karoline Kühl
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Jun-2017

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, now in its eigth year, focuses on both formal and sociolinguistic approaches to language context situations, especially in heritage language communities (naturally acquired languages spoken in a community where it is not the majority variety). The workshop covers topics from anthropological linguistics, general linguistics, historical linguistics, language documentation and sociolinguistics.

Local organizers:
Karoline Kühl, Jan Heegård Petersen, Gert Foget Hansen and Frans Gregersen.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Plenary speaker: Aneta Pavlenko

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions) and for poster presentations on any aspect of the linguistics of heritage languages in the Americas (e.g., structural, generative, historical, sociolinguistic, or experimental). Due to generous support by the A. P. Møller Foundation, the Carlsberg Foundation and the University of Copenhagen, there will be no conference fee.

Abstracts might be submitted for oral presentation or for poster presentation: In both cases, abstracts should be no more than 800 words in length, including diagrams, charts, and references.

Extended deadline for submission of abstract
June 9, 2017. Decisions on acceptance will be announced in July.

The abstract itself should be anonymous, while the accompanying email should contain author information and title. Abstract and email should be addressed to

We plan to publish a volume of selected workshop proceedings which will include 10-12 relatively short papers (ca. 4000 words, published probably by Cascadilla Press). Our goal is to publish the volume soon after the workshop. In order to be able to do so, we ask those who are interested in this option to plan their publication so that they are able to submit a paper by November 12, 2017.

All submitted papers will undergo peer review. Due to generous support by our host department, Department of Nordic Languages and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen, there will be no publication fee.

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