Leipzig Workshop "Grammatical hybridization and social conditions=?windows-1252?Q?=94=2C_?=17-18 October 2014
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*Workshop "Grammatical hybridization and social conditions”
17-18 October 2014
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)
Organizers: Susanne Maria Michaelis & Martin Haspelmath, with Claudia Bavero
It is clear that different social conditions of language contact lead to
different kinds of hybridization (= contact-induced change). In fact,
Thomason & Kaufman (1988) have argued that the kinds of change that we
find in contact situations primarily depend on the social conditions.
But the exact dependencies between social situations and kinds of
hybridization are still far from clear.
This workshop will work toward a more fine-grained and empirically based
typology of the kinds of social encounters and their structural
outcomes, with special reference to grammatical change. Eventually, we
should be able to fill in the missing information in both directions:
(i) Given certain hybrid structures (e.g. word order calquing, loan
valency, affix borrowing), which social settings (e.g. longstanding
bilingualism, colonial plantation settings, written prestige language)
are the most likely to have brought these linguistic structures about?
And vice versa:
(ii) Given a specific social contact situation, which structural
features do we expect as the result of such an encounter?
Malcolm Ross (Australian National University, Canberra)
Pieter Muysken (Radboud University Nijmegen)
*Call for abstracts***
In this workshop we are primarily interested in grammatical
hybridization, i.e. borrowing (adoption or imposition) of grammatical
patterns or grammatical items. We welcome papers from different
subdisciplines: historical linguistics, contact linguistics, pidgin and
creole studies, quantitative linguistics.
Papers can treat specific language contact situations both on the
individual and on the social level, as well as historical linguistic
topics or papers generalizing over different kinds of contact situations.
Please send your anonymous abstracts (about 300 words) to:
claudia_bavero at eva.mpg.de
Deadline: 31 May 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2014
Contact: michaelis at eva.mpg.de
* Deadline for submission: 31 May 2014
* Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2014
* Conference: 17-18 October 2014
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