FW: Final Call for Papers for LCGT2 in 2009

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Thu Oct 2 08:27:57 UTC 2008

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Von: "Remco Pareren, van" <r.m.van.pareren at rug.nl>
Organisation: "RUG - University of Groningen, The Netherlands"
Antworten an: "Remco Pareren, van" <r.m.van.pareren at rug.nl>
Datum: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 10:09:56 +0200
An: Johanna Laakso <johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at>
Betreff: Final Call for Papers for LCGT2 in 2009

Dear Johanna,

I hereby would like to ask you to forward the message at the bottom of this
email to the Uralist.

Kind regards and many thanks,

Remco van Pareren
PhD student
Fenno-Ugric Department
University of Groningen
The Netherlands


This is the Final Call for Papers for the Second International Conference on
Language Contact in Times of Globalization (LCGT2 2009).

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to 15 November 2008 and
confirmation of attendance will be sent before 15 December 2008.

Second International Conference on Language Contact in Times of
University of Groningen, June 4-6, 2009

Almost two decades ago a tradition of organising international conferences
with a focus on language contacts was established at the University of
Groningen. It started in November 1991 with a conference on Finno-Ugric
languages amidst Slavic and Germanic language communities. Since then
similar international conferences have been held in 1996, 1999, 2001 and

As a follow-up to the successful first International Conference on Language
Contact in Times of Globalization in 2006 (of which the proceedings will be
published in 2008), the University of Groningen is organising a second
conference on June 4-6, 2009. This conference is one of the cultural and
scholarly activities planned for this year, which has been proclaimed Year
of the Hanseatic League by the Cultural Forum of Groningen. The festivities
for this occasion include an exhibition in the Groningen Museum, an
international congress of historians, and numerous other activities.
Although the League was mainly an economic organisation, it was also a major
instigator of prolonged linguistic contacts in medieval times.

This second conference will largely focus on the same theme as the previous
one, i.e. the effects of language contacts as a result of the on-going
globalization process. The organisers, however, feel that language contact
should not only be seen as a recent development, but much more as a process
of all ages happening at all locations where cultures come into contact with
each other.

The Hanseatic League is but one example of early language contact, there are
of course many more. We therefore welcome papers related to all issues on
language contact and language change from a synchronic and diachronic
perspective. We are pleased to announce that Prof. George van Driem
(University of Leiden), Prof. Johanna Nichols (University of California,
Berkeley), Prof. Pekka Sammallahti (University of Oulu) and Prof. Peter
Schrijver (University of Utrecht) have agreed to give plenary lectures.

We invite speakers from around the world to send in papers (30 minutes) on
this particular theme. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words and should be
sent by email attachment (word or rtf file) to lctg2 at rug.nl by 15 November
2008. Notification on acceptance will be sent out by 15 December 2008. The
registration fee will be 100 euros until 1 April 2009, after which it will
be 120 euros. A peer-reviewed selection of the contributions is planned to
appear after the conference.

Organizing committee
Cornelius Hasselblatt, Peter Houtzagers, Remco van Pareren

                     University of Groningen
                     Faculty of Arts
                     Postbus 716
                     9700 AS - Groningen
                     The Netherlands

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