[lg policy] call: Limits and Areas in Dialectology

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 7 14:19:44 UTC 2011

Limits and Areas in Dialectology

Date: 23-Nov-2011 - 25-Nov-2011
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Xosé Álvarez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://limiar.clul.ul.pt

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Jun-2011

Meeting Description:

Defining the geographical space of linguistic variation and drawing the
areal boundedness of linguistic variants are classical issues in
dialectology. The beginnings of geolinguistics may be firmly linked to such
interests. Even if the nondiscreteness of linguistic variation is well
acknowledged, one of the most specific geolinguistic tasks still is the
construction/detection of dialectal areas. Present day dialectology thus
continues to count on maps in which the regional distribution of linguistic
units and dialect areas appear fairly well delimited one against the other.
The development of geolinguistic methods and their outcomes over the last
decades have significantly shaped new ways of conceiving limits and areas
in the study of dialect variation. Also, theoretical advances in the
understanding of linguistic variation and its interplay with
extra-linguistic factors opened new avenues for interpreting dialectal
limits and areas. The ATLAS and CORDIAL teams of the research group
Dialectology and Diachrony at Centre of Linguistics of the University of
Lisbon (CLUL) organize this symposium as a forum for presentation and
discussion of recent developments in the identification and delimitation of
dialect areas.

As part of the symposium, there will be a workshop on dialect syntax:

'How Spatial is Dialect Syntax?'

Invited Speakers:

Hans Goebl (University of Salzburg)
Joan Veny (University of Barcelona)

Invited Speaker for the Workshop 'How Spatial is Dialect Syntax?':

Sjef Barbiers (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)

Final Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for oral or poster presentation on issues related to
the topic of the symposium, with special focus on:

- Theoretical approaches to the spatial dimension of linguistic variation
- Cartographic representation of dialect limits and areas
- Delimitation of linguistic borders and areas and its correlation with
non-linguistic factors (physical and social geography, political
boundaries, identity, etc.)
- Evolution of dialectal areas through time

Abstracts should be anonymous and restricted to 500-1000 words (title, aims
and methodology, brief discussion and references), to be submitted as an
attachment by e-mail sent to limiarclul.ul.pt

Acceptable formats for attachments are MS Word and PDF.

The following information should be included in the body of the message:
name of author(s), affiliation, title of abstract, preference for poster or
oral presentation, postal address, e-mail address.

Authors may submit up to two abstracts, one individual and one jointly
authored. Each oral presentation will be allotted 20 minutes plus 10
minutes for discussion. A poster session is also previewed.


Deadline for abstract submission: June 12, 2011

Symposium's Website: http://limiar.clul.ul.pt

For more information, please contact the organizers at: limiarclul.ul.pt


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