[lg policy] calls: Creole Grammars & Linguistic Theories

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 6 14:22:15 UTC 2011

Creole Grammars & Linguistic Theories

Full Title: Creole Grammars & Linguistic Theories

Date: 23-Jun-2011 - 24-Jun-2011
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Guillaume Fon Sing
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/grgcworkshop2011

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics;
Linguistic Theories; Typology

Language Family(ies): Creole

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2011

Meeting Description:

GRGC Workshop 2011

Creole Grammars & Linguistic Theories

Paris – France

23-24 June 2011


The Research Group on Creole Grammars (Groupe de Recherche sur les Grammaires
Créoles: GRGC), which focuses on the formal properties of Creole grammars in
their various modules (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics),
organises a two-day international workshop to be held on June 23-24, 2011 at
Université Paris-Diderot (Paris 7). The aim of this workshop is to bring
together scholars working on Creole grammars, whatever their lexifier languages
(French, English, Portuguese, Spanish...)

Guest Speakers:

Pr. Salikoko Mufwene - University of Chicago
Pr. Sibylle Kriegel - Université de Provence

Call for Papers:

The talks may bear on any aspects of Creole grammars, discussed from a
synchronic or diachronic angle. The relevant issues include the

- Do Creole grammars reveal remarkable properties or constructions,
from a general-linguistics viewpoint?
- Is there a Creole type? Are Creole languages typologically distinct
from non-Creole languages?
- Can we assess or measure, on empirical grounds, the relative
complexity of Creole and non-Creole grammars?
- What kinds of substantial and formal changes are involved in the
emergence and development of Creole grammars?
- Are there linguistic changes specific to the development of Creole languages?

The workshop will encourage works based on firsthand data and
contributing empirically and theoretically to our general
understanding of Creole and other natural-language grammars.

Papers may be presented in English or French.

Important Deadlines:

February 15, 2011: Deadline for abstracts submissions
Before March 15, 2011: Notification of acceptance
June 23 & 24, 2011: GRGC Workshop

Conference Venue:

Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)

Guidelines for abstracts submissions:

Anonymous abstracts may be submitted in English or in French, in DOC,
RTF or PDF format. Submissions should not exceed two pages (including
references); they should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 and
single-spaced. Please email your abstract to: grgc.workshopgmail.com

Subject header: (your last name) GRGC abstract

The accompanying message should include the following information:

-Name(s) of author(s)
-Abstract title
-5 keywords

Advisory Committee:

Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam)
Alain Kihm (LLF/Université Paris 7)
Jean-Louis Rougé (LLL/Université d'Orléans)
Emmanuel Schang (LLL/Université d'Orléans)
Tonjes Veenstra (ZAS Berlin)
Daniel Véronique (Université de Provence)
Anne Zribi-Hertz (SFL/Université Paris 8)

Organizing Committee:

Guillaume Fon Sing (Diltec/Université Paris 3)
Fabiola Henri (LLF/Université Paris 7)


LLL (Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique), Université d'Orléans
SFL (Structures Formelles du Langage), UMR 7023, Université Paris-8/CNRS
LLF (Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle), UMR 7110, Université Paris-7/CNRS




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