Fwd: [Kitu] Call for papers: Language Contact: The State of the Art. Helsinki, August 28=?windows-1252?Q?=9630=2C_?=2014

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Thu Dec 19 12:10:09 UTC 2013

With apologies for cross-postings, and with season's greetings!
Univ.Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL)
Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
Campus AAKH Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7
A-1090 Wien
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> Lähettäjä: Leena Kolehmainen <leena.kolehmainen at uef.fi>
> Aihe: [Kitu] Call for papers: Language Contact: The State of the Art. Helsinki, August 28–30, 2014
> Päivämäärä: 19. joulukuuta 2013 10.54.26 UTC+1.00
> Vastaanottaja: "kitu at lists.jyu.fi" <kitu at lists.jyu.fi>
> Call for papers
> The Linguistic Association of Finland, Helsinki Area & Language Studies and the CROSSLING research network organize together a symposium on 
> Language Contact: The State of the Art
> in Helsinki, August 28–30, 2014
> Contact linguistics is a field of study which investigates various phenomena relating to the encounters between two or more languages or varieties and their speakers both in the past and the present. Its core is in historical linguistics, but it interfaces with several other fields of study, e.g. sociolinguistics, the study of bi- and multilingualism and the study of second language acquisition. In addition, its research topics intersect with psychology, sociology and anthropology, which are also interested in the processes and effects of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural encounters. 
> The goal of this symposium is to bring together linguists from these different fields of study to discuss current developments and challenges in language contact research, whether in the past or the present. We encourage sociolinguistic papers relating to the processes and effects of language contact and papers advancing the psycholinguistic study of cross-linguistic influence in multilingual individuals. Papers investigating contact-induced language change and variation are equally welcome. The contact settings that are explored in the papers may range, e.g. from societal to individual multilingualism, from second language acquisition to first language attrition, from marriage to migration, and from military conflicts to institutional multilingualism. In sum, the symposium aims to offer a thematically broad forum for scholars interested in combining and learning about the viewpoints of various fields in the study of the multifaceted phenomenon of language contact.
> Possible topics for talks may relate to (but are not restricted to) the following:
> • the challenges of interdisciplinary research in historical linguistics 
> • current developments in the study of contact-induced grammaticalization
> • current issues in the study of lexical borrowing and code-switching
> • collaboration between different fields of study, e.g. how historical linguistics can profit from the study of ongoing language contacts
> • interfaces between the study of second language acquisition and societal language contact
> • current developments in the study of the so far rather under-explored modes of language contact, e.g. translating, interpreting or the ways in which writing or written discourse behave in language contact situations
> • language contact and first language attrition
> • methodological issues in the investigation of historical multilingualism 
> • the mechanisms of interference/cross-linguistic influence
> • new developments in the study of contact languages, pidgins and creoles
> • language contacts in urban super-diverse settings in the past and the present
> • language policy and language ideology: ideological aspects of language contact
> The confirmed invited speakers of the symposium are: 
> – Prof. Ad Backus (Tilburg University)
> – Dr. Petri Kallio (University of Helsinki)
> – Prof. Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara) 
> Abstract submission
> Anonymous abstracts of no more than 500 words, excluding data and references, should be submitted by March 2, 2014. They will be evaluated by the organizing committee and by the members of the scientific committee. Notifications of acceptance will be announced by April 13, 2014. The talks will be 30 minutes long: 20 min for presentation and 10 min for discussion. In addition, there will be a poster section.
> Please submit your abstract by: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/contact-2014
> For all correspondence concerning the symposium, please contact:
> contact-2014 at helsinki.fi.
> Scientific committee:
> Ante Aikio (Giellagas Institute for Saami Studies, University of Oulu)
> Bridget Drinka (Department of English, The University of Texas at San Antonio)
> Riho Grünthal (Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Helsinki)
> Johanna Laakso (Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Vienna)
> Johanna Nichols (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley)
> Jeanette Sakel (Linguistics, University of the West of England, Bristol)
> Joe Salmons (Department of German, University of Wisconsin)
> Helka Riionheimo (Finnish, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu)
> Anna Verschik (Institute of Estonian Language and Culture, Tallinn University)
> Organizers:
> • The Linguistic Association of Finland: http://www.linguistics.fi/
> • Helsinki Area & Language Studies (University of Helsinki): https://blogs.helsinki.fi/linguisticdiversity/about-hals/
> • CROSSLING research network (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu):  https://wiki.uef.fi/display/CROSSLING/CROSSLING
> Organizing committee: 
> Chair: Leena Kolehmainen (University of Eastern Finland)
> Sonja Dahlgren (University of Helsinki)
> Franka Kermer (University of Eastern Finland)
> Minna Kumpulainen (University of Eastern Finland) 
> Santeri Palviainen (University of Oulu)
> Ksenia Shagal (University of Helsinki)
> Mikhail Voronov (University of Turku) 
> Registration fee:
> • 100 €
> • members of the association: 80 €
> Important dates:
> Abstract submission deadline: March 2, 2014
> Notification of acceptance:  April 13, 2014
> Registration opening date: April 13, 2014
> Deadline for registrations: August 3, 2014
> Conference dates: August 28-30, 2014
> For further information please see: http://www.linguistics.fi/contact/
> For all correspondence concerning the symposium, please contact:
> contact-2014 at helsinki.fi.
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