LINGUIST List 32.1622

Tue May 11 2021

Confs: Genetic Class, Hist Ling, Socioling/Online

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Date: 10-May-2021
From: Olivier Bondéelle <>
Subject: Small-scale areal linguistics : What methods ?
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Small-scale areal linguistics : What methods ?

Date: 21-May-2021 - 21-May-2021
Location: Online (UTC+2), France
Contact: Olivier Bondéelle
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Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The objective of this workshop is to explore the micro-areas of linguistic diffusion, the phenomena that distinguish them, the networks to which they bear witness, and the dynamics they encompass.

All information can be found at

The Workshop is entirely online. It is open to everyone. The only condition is to register on the Workshop website by filling in the form. We will send a zoom link the day before the Workshop on May 20.

List of speakers:
Felix K. Ameka, Leiden University
Rosemary Beam de Azcona, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Lyle Campbell, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Karen Dakin, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jean Léo Léonard, université de Montpellier
Henrik Liljegren, Stockholm University
Yaron Matras, University of Manchester
Maarten Mous, Leiden University
Paula Prescod, université de Picardie Jules Verne

The organizers:
Olivier Bondéelle & Bien Dobui (université de Picardie Jules Verne & CERCLL)

Program Information:

9h Accueil // Welcome

9h15-10h15 Discussion d’ouverture / Opening discussion
with invited speakers Lyle Campbell and Yaron Matras

10h15-10h30 Pause // Break

10h30-11h10 The role of migration in the creation of the Sierra Sur linguistic area: evidence from Zapotecan linguistics, archaeology and history Rosemary Beam de Azcona (Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico)

11h10-11h50 Les Caraïbes comme aire linguistique vue sous l’angle des systèmes d’orthographe des créoles à base anglaise Paula Prescod (université de Picardie Jules Verne & CERCLL)

11h50-14h Pause déjeuner // Lunch break

14h-14h40 Areal linguistics without linguistic areas, illustrations from East Africa Maarten Mous (Leiden University)

14h40-15h20 Some lessons learned from studying a messy area Henrik Liljegren (Stockholm University)

15h20-15h30 Pause // Break

15h30-16h10 Aires de convergence dialectale : le Mundartbund fennique (étude de cas) Jean-Léo Léonard (université Paul Valéry Montpellier)

16h10-16h50 Semantic convergence in the Lower Volta Basin (West Africa) Felix K. Ameka (Leiden University)

16h50-17h30 Identifying the linguistic source of loans in Mesoamerica: Some historical paradigmatic and semantic considerations drawn from Nahuatl Karen Dakin (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

17h30-18h Bilan // Closing discussion

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