Conference: Structural Features of Varieties of French in Contact

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 16:07:45 UTC 2007


Structural Features of Varieties of French in Contact
Short Title: PCF

Date: 26-Jun-2008 - 28-Jun-2008
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Contact Person: Tom Klingler
Meeting Email: klinglertulane.edu



Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

The main goal of the conference is to explore the effects on linguistic
structures--and in particular on phonetics and phonology--of contact between

French and other language varieties. We are especially interested in
receiving
proposals for papers dealing with the following themes: varieties of French
in
North America (and in particular in Louisiana), varieties of French in
Africa,
French in contact with creoles, and varieties of French in France. The
conference is being organized as part of the broader collaborative project
The
Phonology of Contemporary French (http://www.projet-pfc.net/).

The 2008 PFC Meeting in New Orleans: Structural Features of Varieties of
French
in Contact

The Department of French and Italian and the interdisciplinary Program in
Linguistics at Tulane University are pleased to announce the international
conference Structural Features of Varieties of French in Contact, which will

take place in New Orleans from June 26 through 28, 2008. The conference is
being
organized as part of the broader collaborative project The Phonology of
Contemporary French (http://www.projet-pfc.net/). The main goal of the
conference is to explore the effects on linguistic structures - and in
particular on phonetics and phonology - of contact between French and other
language varieties. We are especially interested in receiving proposals for
papers dealing with the following themes: varieties of French in North
America
(and in particular in Louisiana), varieties of French in Africa, French in
contact with creoles, and varieties of French in France. Participants will
have
20 minutes to present, followed by a 10-minute question period. Please
submit a
150-word abstract to Tom Klingler at klinglertulane.edu no later than March
31,
2008. The languages of the conference are French and English.

Keynote speakers
Barry Jean Ancelet (University of Louisiana, Lafayette)
Barbara Bullock (The Pennsylvania State University)
Bernard Cerquiglini (Louisiana State University)
Albert Valdman (Indiana University)
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