Final CfP!!! Reconstructing Alignment Systems - 20 January

J óhanna Barðdal johanna.barddal at UIB.NO
Fri Jan 16 19:27:53 UTC 2009

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Final call for workshop - Extended Deadline: January 20th!


Workshop:  Reconstructing Alignment Systems

14-15 May, 2009

University of Bergen, Norway

Invited Speakers:
Alice Harris (Stony Brook University)
Geoffrey Haig (University of Kiel)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 January, 2009

Workshop URL:

The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers working on alignment
systems in a historical perspective, in order to brainstorm on how
alignment systems can be reconstructed for earlier stages of a
language or a language family. We welcome abstracts on well-studied
language families like Indo-European, abstracts on oral languages
without a recorded history, and everything in between, aiming to
highlight different kinds of reconstruction problems. We also welcome
papers on changes in alignment systems, papers addressing the issue of
how different theoretical frameworks can contribute to reconstruction,
as well as papers concerned with the more general implications of
alignment changes for diachronic typology.

Please send a one page abstract in pdf format to Thomas
Smitherman(Thomas.Smitherman at no later than January 20th.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out very soon thereafter.

The workshop is hosted by the University of Bergen and the research
team of the project, Indo-European Case and Argument Structure from a
Typological Perspective (IECASTP):

Location: University of Bergen
Vilvite Bergen Vitensenter AS (Auditorium)
Thormøhlengate 51
5006 Bergen
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