[Lingtyp] Fwd: 1st Call for Papers: Language Contact, Continuity and Change in the Emergence of Modern Hebrew, July 4th-6th, 2016, Jerusalem

Eitan Grossman eitan.grossman at mail.huji.ac.il
Thu Jul 23 08:34:23 UTC 2015

Hi all,

I've been asked to forward this call for papers to LINGTYP, apologies in
advance for cross-listing!


*הקבוצה למחקר רב־תחומי של התהוות העברית החדשה*

*The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Research Group*

*At the Mandel Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center*

*in the Humanities and Jewish Studies*

*The Hebrew University of Jerusalem*

*Concluding International Conference*

*Language Contact, Continuity and Change *

*in the Emergence of Modern Hebrew*

*July 4th-6th, 2016, Jerusalem*

*Call for Papers*

We invite new descriptive and theoretical work concerned with language
contact and language change, which can provide a basis and framework for
the systematic study of the formative stages and the linguistic properties
of Modern Hebrew, the spoken language which emerged in the process known as
the “revival of Hebrew”. We wish to gain insight from research on varying
stages of Modern Hebrew and more general research on other instances of
language continuity and change in the context of language contact. The
following are possible relevant topics for the conference:

1. Description and characterization of the revival of Hebrew, preferably
with emphasis on the less studied aspects (morphology and syntax), and how
the early language of the non-native speakers differed from that of the
first native speakers.

2. Different forms of language contact and planned language change – e.g.
revival, standardization, language maintenance – in the history of Hebrew
and other languages: Arabic diglossia, revival of Syriac in the Galilee,
Yiddish in Haredi communities, Welsh and Manx in Britain, revival of tribal
languages in America, Australia, Scandinavia, revival of local Italian
dialects, etc.

3. Theoretical models of language variation and change, and the role of
language contact.

4. Theoretical work on the nature of heritage languages and creoles. Though
Modern Hebrew differs from both, it has a history which does not reflect
ordinary language transmission.

5. The role of children: to what extent does the theory of language
acquisition, and in particular bilingual language acquisition, inform the
process of language revival? Are the same mechanisms operational in both

Anonymous abstracts for 30-minute talks should be submitted online via
EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emh2016 by January 31st,
2016. They should not exceed two pages (including references) in a 12-point
font. The conference will be held mainly in English, but will include
special sessions in Hebrew. Abstracts for the Hebrew sessions should be
sent in Hebrew. Send any questions to emh at mail.huji.ac.il
<http://gmail.com/>. Selected papers will be published as a refereed book.

Confirmed invited speakers:

*Moshe Bar-Asher, *The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Academy of
the Hebrew Language

*Lewis H. Glinert, *Dartmouth College

*Tania Kouteva, *SOAS, University of London

*Anthony Kroch, *University of Pennsylvania

*Claire Lefebvre, *Université du Québec à Montréal

*Jürgen M. Meisel, *Universität Hamburg

*Carmel O'Shannessy, *University of Michigan

*Asya Pereltsvaig, *Stanford University

*Ian Roberts, *University of Cambridge

*Bernard Spolsky*, Bar-Ilan University

*Fred Weerman*, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Conference Site: http://www.scholion.huji.ac.il/en/?cmd=research.310
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