LINGUIST List 31.817

Wed Feb 26 2020

Confs: English; Romance; Semitic; Anthro Ling, Discipline of Ling, Historical Ling, Ling Theories, Socioling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 26-Feb-2020
From: Valentina Serreli <>
Subject: Language Contact Through Time and Space
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Language Contact Through Time and Space
Short Title: CoTiSp

Date: 02-Apr-2020 - 03-Apr-2020
Location: Bayreuth, Germany
Contact: CoTiSp Organizing Committee
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Language Family(ies): Romance; Semitic

Meeting Description:

“Language Contact through Time and Space” (CoTiSp) is an international and interdisciplinary conference focusing on the processes and outcomes of contact between people(s) and languages. The conference aims at bringing together scholars working on different languages with the goal of stressing both general phenomena of language contact as well as specific features in a comparative approach.

Insights from diachronic and synchronic language contact research have essential linguistic and societal implications, particularly considering current global migration streams. The contributions to the conference will thus especially focus on past and present contact scenarios between languages of unbalanced political and symbolic power. We are particularly interested in language contact settings involving Romance languages, Semitic languages, and English(es).

The conference will be followed up by a publication of the talks in the form of an edited collection.

The Conference Program and Book of Abstracts are now available for download at the following link :

Registration is now open (and free!!)

We look forward to welcoming you and having a very productive Symposium!

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