[lg policy] calls: Rethinking Contact Induced Change

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 23 14:49:11 UTC 2010

Rethinking Contact Induced Change

Rethinking Contact Induced Change
Short Title: RCIC

Date: 09-Jun-2011 - 11-Jun-2011
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Esrih Bakker
Contact Email: RCIChum.leidenuniv.nl

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Other Specialty: Language Contact

Meeting Description:

This conference addresses a number of fundamental questions in the domain of
contact-induced change that have emerged from the debate in the last decades,
and it also aims to formulate new questions:

- Is there a difference in output of contact-induced change in language
maintenance situations and in language shift situations?
- Do mixed languages, creoles, and metatypized languages (in the definition of
Malcolm Ross) reflect essentially different histories of language contact than
other languages, or do they constitute the edges of a continuum?
- To what extent do structural differences and similarities between the
languages in contact shape the way they influence each other?

Invited speakers (to be confirmed):

Robert Nicolaï, Alexandra Aikhenvald, Sarah Thomason, Don Winford,
Malcolm Ross.

The conference will take place over two and a half days, namely Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday morning, and in line with the aim to address and discuss
the fundamental issues we will not have parallel sessions.

The conference languages are English and French.

Scientific Committee:

Robert Nicolaï, Maarten Kossmann, Maarten Mous, Dick Smakman

Organizing Committee:

Esrih Bakker, Martine Bruil, Jenia Gutova, Maarten Kossmann, Maarten Mous,
Alexander Schwager, Dick Smakman


The general conference fee is 50 euro.


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