LINGUIST List 30.4355

Fri Nov 15 2019

Calls: Semitic; Historical Ling, Lang Doc, Morphology, Semantics/Russia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 15-Nov-2019
From: Nikita Kuzin <>
Subject: Verb in Aramaic
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Full Title: Verb in Aramaic

Date: 05-Nov-2020 - 07-Nov-2020
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact Person: Yulia Furman
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Morphology; Semantics

Language Family(ies): Semitic

Call Deadline: 31-May-2020

Meeting Description:

Following the previous Neo-Aramaic conferences in Cambridge, Jerusalem, Warsaw, and Uppsala, the international conference on Neo-Aramaic will take place at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), from 5 November to 7 November 2020. The event is organized by the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies.

The conference is a locus of scholarly exchange for people working on modern Aramaic languages (North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic, Ṭuroyo/Surayt, Western Neo-Aramaic, and Neo-Mandaic), including their history and contact with neighbouring languages.

The theme of the conference is the verb in Aramaic. We expect papers on all aspects – grammatical and/or lexical – of verbal systems in individual Aramaic languages and corpora, both old/written and contemporary/oral, as well as studies on the history of the Aramaic verb. Off-topic papers will be also considered.

Please keep in mind that participants from most countries will require a Russian visa.

Call for Papers:

In order to apply for funding, we have to produce a preliminary list of paper topics. For this reason, the deadline for paper topic submission is 1 December 2019. Pending availability of funds, we may be able to cover expenses for travel and accommodations. Priority will be given to scholars in contingent positions, scholars who do not have dedicated research funds, and scholars from soft-currency countries.

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 May 2020. You will be informed whether your presentation has been accepted by 30 June 2020. Each speaker will be given 20 minutes for presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. If needed, we will also set up a poster session.

Please send the paper topics and abstracts to the following email address:

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