[Lingtyp] CfP (& extended deadline): Historical Linguistics of the Caucasus

Timur Maisak timur.maisak at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 04:15:40 EST 2016

Dear colleagues, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
Below is the slightly modified call for papers (with the extended dealine)
for the Conference on Historical Linguistics of the Caucasus in Paris,
April 2017.
(Apologies for multiple postings!)

*Conference on Historical Linguistics of the Caucasus*
Paris, École Pratique des Hautes Études, April 12-14, 2017
Convenors: Gilles Authier (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris) & Timur
Maisak (Institute of Linguistics, Moscow)
Contact: Hélène Gérardin (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations
Orientales, Paris)

Call Deadline: 31-JAN-2017

Invited speakers
- Peter Arkadiev
- Nina Dobrushina
- Dmitry Ganenkov

The Conference is dedicated to historical linguistics of Caucasian
languages and languages spoken in the Caucasus. A special one-day workshop
will be held on imperfective modalities in the languages of the area. Apart
from oral presentations, posters will also be considered.

All abstracts should be written in English and anonymous (in order to allow
for blind external reviewing), and preferably extensive (up to three pages
including references). Please mention if the presentation may be presented
as a poster. We strongly suggest that abstracts should be based on precise
data and examples properly segmented and glossed.

The general session on historical linguistics welcomes contributions
bearing on any aspect of the grammar of any language spoken in the Caucasus
(including phonology, morphology, syntax and grammatical semantics), as
well as sociolinguistic aspects, provided that they address these issues in
*diachrony*. Comparison between related languages, including proposal for
reconstruction of proto-languages, are particularly welcome, as well as
proposals of contact-induced change. (Note that abstracts bearing
exclusively on ethnogenesis of the people of the Caucasus do not fall
within the scope of this conference).

The workshop on imperfective modalities in the languages of the Caucasus
invites contributions dealing with morphology, semantics and
grammaticalization of verbal categories of the imperfective domain,
including the discussion of synchronic and diachronic connections between
imperfectivity as an aspectual category and varioud kinds of modality.

Accepted presentations may be delivered in English, Russian, or French, but
handouts (with glosses) and powerpoint projections should be in English.
There is no participation fee. Selected participants from the Caucasian
republics and countries may apply for (partial) funding.

The deadline for abstract submission 31 January 2017.
Each author may be involved in no more than two abstracts, of which no more
than one may be single-authored. These should be sent to the following
email address: caucase.paris.2017 at gmail.com
with “Abstract” stated as the email subject. The following information
should be provided in the body of the e-mail:
- title of the abstract,
- author’s or authors’ first and last names, and affiliation(s),
- e-mail address.
The decision of the Organizing Committee on the acceptance/rejection of
submissions will be communicated to the authors no later than 21 February
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