LINGUIST List 32.3580

Thu Nov 11 2021

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Syntax, Typology/United Kingdom

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Date: 10-Nov-2021
From: Robin Meyer <>
Subject: The Typology of Contact-Induced Changes in Morphosyntax (Workshop at ICHL25)
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Full Title: The Typology of Contact-Induced Changes in Morphosyntax (Workshop at ICHL25)

Date: 02-Aug-2022 - 02-Aug-2022
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Robin Meyer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2021

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims to explore the problems of investigating contact-induced change in the morphosyntax in general, but with a particular focus on such historical or corpus languages and on the typology of the documents that attest them and of the changes themselves. Its main goals are twofold:

to collect and present new data concerning contact-induced changes in the morphosyntax primarily of languages with attestation issues;

to compare and contrast the methodologies of investigating this type of change in such linguistic contexts.

To achieve these goals, we invite submission addressing the following questions, amongst others:

How can the analysis of historical (corpus) languages benefit from the theories and methods used in the description of contact in better-attested languages or dialects?

How can typology inform a finer-grained analysis of contact at the morphological and syntactic level?

What role, if any, do ‘markedness’/‘typological distance’ and genetic relatedness play in borrowing processes of morphosyntactic structures?

Do insights from recent scholarship allow us to revisit and improve on the explanation and analysis of established cases of (possible) language contact?

To what extent can new (typological) insights confirm Curnow’s (2001) doubts concerning traditional ‘hierarchies of borrowability’?

Is it possible to establish a ‘typology of borrowing’, broadly defined, for contact-induced changes in morphosyntax?

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A) in this workshop.

Please note the following points:
- Abstracts should be submitted as an anonymous, single pdf document in 12pt Times Roman font, and be no more than one A4 page long (you may include a second page for references).
- Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair:
- The deadline for submission is 15 December 2021.
- You should indicate that you wish your paper to take the form of a talk.
- This workshop is part of the International Conference on Historical Linguistics. Therefore, you should indicate that you want your talk to be assigned to this workshop (and not the general session).

Acceptance of papers will be announced by the end of January 2022.

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