[Lingtyp] Fwd: Call for Papers (deadline extension): Typology of small-scale multilingualism

Nina Dobrushina nina.dobrushina at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 21:20:06 UTC 2018

Dear colleagues, abstract submission for the conference 'TYPOLOGY OF
SMALL-SCALE MULTILINGUALISM' has been extended to *December 22, 2018*.
Call for papers:


Lyon, April 15-17 2019

The conference aims to provide a forum for linguists and anthropologists to
discuss issues concerning small-scale multilingualism (Lüpke 2016, Singer &
Harris 2016), which is typical for pre-colonial societies with small
socio-political groups. The aim of the conference is to develop a set of
parameters for comparing different sociolinguistic settings across the
world. Topics to be covered include the (in)equality of languages
(egalitarian language ecology is usually considered to be a feature of
areas with high linguistic diversity), linguistic ideologies, marriage
patterns as they are related to the spread of L2s, the sources of second
language acquisition, the domains where languages are used, the existence
of lingua francas in the context of small-scale societies, and methods for
studying multilingual patterns of the past. For further details see The
typology of small-scale multilingualism

Invited Speakers:


   Friederike Lüpke <https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31356.php> (SOAS,

   Nicholas Evans <https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/evans-nrd>
   (ANU, Canberra)

SubmissionWe welcome abstracts from researchers working on all areas where
high linguistic diversity is attested. We are interested both in reports on
current language ecologies and diachronic studies.

BA, MA and PhD students are especially encouraged to apply. We have some
additional funds to support students and researchers from low-income
countries. In order to apply for financial support (max. 1000
euros/applicant), please include a letter of motivation outlining why it is
important for you to participate in the conference, an explanation why your
home institution cannot support your attendance, and an overview of the
expected expenses.

The conference will consist of oral presentations and a poster session.
Abstract submitters may choose to have their abstract considered either for
a poster only, for a talk only, or for a poster or a talk.
AbstractsAbstracts (PDF, 12 point font, max 1 page text + 1 page figures
and references) should be submitted to the address
smallscale.multilingualism at gmail.com before December *22*, 2018. You may
submit no more than one abstract as first author. Adjacent workshop

Note that there will be a workshop on "Noun categorization: from grammar to
communicative interaction" taking place at DDL on 18-19 April, i.e.
immediately adjacent to this workshop.


Nina Dobrushina <http://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/135555> (HSE, Moscow)

Olesya Khanina <http://iling-ran.ru/main/scholars/khanina_en> (Institute of
Linguistics RAS, Moscow & Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies,
University of Helsinki)

Brigitte Pakendorf <http://www.ddl.cnrs.fr/pakendorf> (CNRS & Université
Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon)

L <https://ilcl.hse.ru/en/>aboratoire Dynamique du Langage
<http://www.ddl.cnrs.fr/index.asp?Action=Edit&Langue=EN> (DDL), the Laboratory
of Linguistic Convergence <https://ilcl.hse.ru/en/> (HSE, Moscow), and
of Linguistics <http://iling-ran.ru/main/> (Russian Academy of Sciences,

Scientific committee

Thiago Chacon
<https://collegium.universite-lyon.fr/m-thiago-chacon--39487.kjsp>, Pierpaolo
Di Carlo <http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~pierpaol/>, Nina Dobrushina
<https://www.hse.ru/en/staff/dobrushina>, Mark Donohue
<https://livingtongues.academia.edu/MarkDonohue>, Patience Epps
<https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/linguistics/faculty/ple92>, Jeff Good
<http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~jcgood>, Olesya Khanina
<http://iling-ran.ru/main/scholars/khanina_en>, Brigitte Pakendorf

Nina Dobrushina
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