19.2165, Calls: Historical Ling,Typology/Netherlands; General Ling/Russia

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Subject: 19.2165, Calls: Historical Ling,Typology/Netherlands; General Ling/Russia

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1)
Date: 06-Jul-2008
From: William McGregor < linwmg at hum.au.dk >
Subject: The Diachrony of Classification Systems 

2)
Date: 04-Jul-2008
From: Olga Bondarets < olem at land.ru >
Subject: The 3-d International Conference on Linguistics

 

	
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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 10:07:11
From: William McGregor [linwmg at hum.au.dk]
Subject: The Diachrony of Classification Systems
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Full Title: The Diachrony of Classification Systems 

Date: 12-Mar-2009 - 13-Mar-2009
Location: Wassenaar, Netherlands 
Contact Person: William McGregor
Meeting Email: linwmg at hum.au.dk

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Typology 

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2008 

Meeting Description:

The focus of this conference is on the diachrony of classification systems,
including not just linguistic classification systems such as noun classes and
classifiers, but also script classifiers, ontologies, and ethnobotanical
classification systems. Papers will address questions as to how classification
systems arise, how they change, and how they disappear. 

Call for Papers

Recent years have seen much work directed at the study of classifiers in
languages (Aikhenvald 2000, Senft 2000, Grinevald and Seifart 2004, Seifart and
Payne 2007). Most of this work, however, has focused on typological and
synchronic aspects of classifier systems. In this conference we would like to
bring together scholars who are interested in looking at the ways in which
linguistic classifications arise, change, or disappear again. What is the role
of diffusion in such processes? What can be diffused - for instance, is it
possible for the idea of classifier systems to be diffused, or must forms also
be diffused? Are there generalizations to be made about the sorts of semantic
distinctions expected to be found in more vs. less grammaticalised systems of
classification? How does a system of classification treat 'intrusive' items from
a different cultural group, or new items from within? How stable are systems of
classification over time, including in extraordinary circumstances such as
language attrition?

We are not only interested in linguistic classification systems such as numeral
classifiers, noun classes, and verbal classifiers but also more broadly in
classification systems overall, i.e. including script classifiers (e.g.,
Egyptian, Chinese or Maya writing), ontologies, ethnobotanical classification
system, etc.

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. 2000. Classifiers: A Typology of Noun Categorization
Devices. Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory. Oxford: Oxford
University Press.
Grinevald, Colette and Frank Seifart. 2004. Noun classes in African and
Amazonian languages: Towards a comparison. Linguistic Typology 8: 243-85.
Seifart, Frank and Doris L. Payne. 2007. Nominal classification in the North
West Amazon: Issues in areal diffusion and typological characterization.
International Journal of American Linguistics 73.4: 381-387. [Cf. also other
papers in IJAL 73.4]
Senft, Gunter (ed.). 2000. Systems of Nominal Classification. New York:
Cambridge University Press.

Plenary Speakers:
Eva Schultze-Berndt (The University of Manchester)
Frank Seifart (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Please send a 300-500 word abstract by 1st September, 2008 to
wichmann at eva.mpg.de and linwmg at hum.au.dk. Notification of acceptance will be by
30th September, 2008.

The conference is held under the auspices of the five-year project ''Stability
and adaptation of classification systems in a cross-cultural perspective''
supported by the European Science Foundation (COST Action A31).

Venue: Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social
Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, (16 km from Leiden)
Time: March 12-13, 2009
Organizers: Søren Wichmann (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
and Leiden University, William B. McGregor (University of Aarhus)
Contact: Søren Wichmann (wichmann at eva.mpg.de) or Bill McGregor linwmg at hum.au.dk



	
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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 10:07:16
From: Olga Bondarets [olem at land.ru]
Subject: The 3-d International Conference on Linguistics
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Full Title: The 3-d International Conference on Linguistics 

Date: 05-Jun-2009 - 07-Jun-2009
Location: Taganrog, Russia 
Contact Person: Olga Bondarets
Meeting Email: olem at land.ru
Web Site: http://tgpi.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=72&Itemid=87 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2009 

Meeting Description:

The 3-d International Conference on Linguistics
to be held at Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute, Russia, 05-07 June 2009.
Deadline 1 February 2009. 

Call for Papers

The 3-d International Conference on Linguistics

The Conference to be held at Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute, Russia, 05-07
June 2009. Deadline 1 February 2009.

The program of the conference will include plenary lectures, parallel sessions,
roundtable works and discussions on the following topics:
1) General Linguistics
2) Historical Linguistics
3) Pragmatics
4) Sociolinguistics
5) Typology
6) Translation Studies
7) Text: stylistics, syntax
8) Language teaching
9) others.

Paper Proposal
Panel Category:
Paper Title:
Paper Presenter:
1) Name;
2) Address;
3) Tel.;
4) Email.

By 1 February 2009 submit this electronically and send your article for
publishing by email. Article requirements: Word, RTF, Times New Roman; 12pt; 2.0
sm; 1,5 interval.

Chief conference organizer:
Professor Galina Polenova, Head of German Language Department,
Taganrog State Teachers' Training  Institute,
Petrovskaya st. 68
Taganrog  347900, Russia,
Tel. +7 8634 39 35 85
Email polenova at mail.ru 

Conference organizer:
Olga Bondarets, Associated Professor.
Chair of Foreign Languages, 
Taganrog State Teachers' Training Institute,
Taganrog, Russia.
Tel. +7 8634 67 67 07
Email  olem at land.ru


 





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