Call for proposals:YIDDISH AND TYPOLOGY

Helle Metslang metslang at TLU.EE
Thu Jan 12 14:52:31 UTC 2006

Dear Typologists,
with apologies for cross-postings, information from the editors of the
planned anthology "Yiddish and typology".
Helle Metslang

Call for proposals:


The editors of a planned anthology, Yiddish and Typology, invite proposals
for contributions to the volume.  Papers may deal with any area of Yiddish
linguistics (e.g., syntax, phonology, morphology, historical linguistics,
areal linguistics, sociolinguistics) as it relates to more general issues of
linguistic typology.  Papers appearing in the volume will not be limited to
any specific typological approach, and thus may vary from author to author.

 Editors: Neil G. Jacobs (The Ohio State University), Howard I. Aronson
(University of Chicago), Hans den Besten (University of Amsterdam), Thomas
F. Shannon (University of California, Berkeley), Anna Verschik (Tallinn
University / Helsinki University)

 Proposals.  An electronic version of your proposal may be sent to any of
the five editors.  It will then be forwarded to the rest of the editors.
Proposals should be detailed abstracts, containing the following
information: (a) author name(s) and affiliation(s), and contact
information; (b) working title of paper; (c) clear statement of the
problem, the typological issues involved, sample data, proposed solution,
nature of the contribution your paper makes; (d) short bibliography of  main
sources to be used in the study.  PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SENT BY APRIL 30,
2006.  The editorial committee will  send out its responses by May 31.
Information on  style, format, etc., will  be sent out at that time as well.
For  accepted proposals, finished drafts  of the papers will be due by
October 31, 2006.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
any of the  editors.

 E-mail addresses:

 Neil G. Jacobs   —   jacobs.8 at
Howard I. Aronson  —   hia5 at
Hans den Besten —   j.b.denbesten at
Thomas F. Shannon —  tshannon at
Anna Verschik —  anna.verschik at

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