LINGUIST List 32.3117

Mon Oct 04 2021

Confs: Turkic; General Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 30-Sep-2021
From: Cem Keskin <>
Subject: Balkan Turkic Workshop
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Balkan Turkic Workshop

Date: 18-Oct-2021 - 18-Oct-2021
Location: Online, Germany
Contact: Cem Keskin
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Turkic

Meeting Description:

The workshop will focus on three main themes: (i) grammatical changes that the Turkic varieties of the Balkans (e.g. West Rumelian Turkish, Western Thracian Turkish, Gagauz, etc.) have undergone, (ii) understanding language change in BT within the contact setting of the Balkans, and (iii) methods for the study of language change in BT. The program will feature invited talks by Matthias Kappler (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Yaron Matras (University of Manchester), Maria Petrou (University of Giessen), and Julian Rentzsch (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz). The workshop will be held as a joint event of the project ''Head directionality change in Turkic in contact situations'' at the University of Potsdam (, a sub-project of the Research Unit ''Emerging Grammars'') and of the Berlin-Brandenburg Turkic Linguistics Network.

Please register for the event with this link before 15 October 2021 EOD to receive your Zoom link and password:


10:00-10:10 Christoph Schroeder, Introductory remarks
10:10-10:45 Yaron Matras, ''An overview of contact features in Macedonian Turkish''
10:45-11:20 Julian Rentzsch, ''Auxiliary constructions with al- in Western Rumelian Turkish''
11:20-11:30 Break
11:30-12:05 Matthias Kappler, ''A historical dialectology for Balkan Turkic: Some preliminary remarks on sources and data''
12:05-12:40 Maria Petrou, ''Grammatical peculiarities and linguistic variation of Western Thrace Turkish''
12:40-12:50 Break
12:50-13:25 Cem Keskin, ''Hybrid embedded clauses in Balkan Turkic in its shift to Standard Average European clause-embedding''
13:25-14:00 Closing plenary discussion
*All times in CET (UTC+01:00)

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