FW: [Histling-l] CONF.-Language Contact and Change: Multiple and Bimodal Bilingual Minorities, Tartu 2009
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Sat Nov 29 22:05:36 UTC 2008
sorry for cross-postings the general deadline for ICML XII is over
already, but it is still possible to register for this symposium. For more
information please contact the organizers!
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und
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Von: "Amiridze, Nino" <Nino.Amiridze at let.uu.nl>
Datum: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 11:29:28 +0100
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Unterhaltung: CONF.-Language Contact and Change: Multiple and Bimodal
Bilingual Minorities, Tartu 2009
Betreff: [Histling-l] CONF.-Language Contact and Change: Multiple and
Bimodal Bilingual Minorities, Tartu 2009
[Apologies for multiple posting]
Language Contact and Change: Multiple and Bimodal Bilingual Minorities
Date: May 28, 2009
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Workshop at the International Conference on Minority Languages XII (ICML
Contact: tartulcc at gmail.com
The workshop aims at exploring the language contact and language change
phenomena that characterize multiple linguistic minorities. It focuses on
but is not confined to signed, Uralic and Caucasian languages.
On the one hand, we intend to explore the situation of bimodal bilingualism.
Data from changes in multi-modal bilingual contexts can lead to new insights
into bilingualism, the typology and structure of languages, and language
change and contact in general. Research into
bimodal bilingualism can draw upon several methods and approaches
developed for studying the bilingualism of other minority languages, and
On the other hand, we know that it is difficult to reach the bilingual
individuals and communities that are deaf and belong to several
linguistic minorities. Therefore, we approach the bimodal target via
individual studies on minority languages. More specifically, we concentrate
on the issue of language change in contact in the context of a typologically
wide range of minority languages. We are looking for answers to questions
such as the following:
- How do deaf children of (hearing) parents belonging to linguistic
minorities (e.g., Nganasan) communicate with the Deaf communities in their
country and with their own parents?
- How does their language change?
- How can we test the change in the structure of the languages in contact in
a uniform way?
- What are the factors that influence the developments?
- Can we work towards a typology?
Invited keynote speakers:
Csilla Bartha (hearing) (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): The situation
of the Deaf and national minorities in Hungary;
Östen Dahl (hearing) (Stockholm University): Contact induced changes in
tense and aspect systems;
Tatiana Davidenko (Deaf) (Moscow Centre for Deaf Studies and Bilingual
Education): Sign Language Diversity in Post-Soviet Countries;
Anna Komarova (hearing) (Moscow Centre for Deaf Studies and Bilingual
Education): Development of Bilingual Education of the Deaf in Post-Soviet
Gaurav Mathur (Deaf) (Gallaudet University): The relationship between
agreement and finiteness in sign languages;
Johanna Mesch (Deaf) (Stockholm University): Variations in tactile signing -
the case of one-handed conversation;
Helle Metslang (hearing) (University of Tartu): Changes in Finnish and
Estonian tense and aspect;
Christian Rathmann (Deaf) (Hamburg University): Minority Communities
within German Deaf Community;
Don Stilo (hearing) (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig): Introduction to an
Atlas of the Araxes-Iran Linguistic Area.
Check for updates, our interdisciplinary areas, and more research questions
Submission (deadline January 15, 2009, notification January 31, 2009).
Abstracts (in English, maximum 2 pages, including data and references)
have to be submitted electronically as portable document format (.pdf)
or Microsoft Word (.doc) files via the EasyChair conference management
If you do not have an EasyChair account, click on the button "I have no
EasyChair Account" on that page and follow the instructions. When you
receive a password, you can enter the site and upload your abstract.
Nino Amiridze, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Östen Dahl, University of Stockholm (Sweden)
Anne Tamm, University of Florence (Italy) and Institute for the Estonian
Manana Topadze, University of Pavia (Italy)
Inge Zwitserlood, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
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