LINGUIST List 19.3668|
Mon Dec 01 2008
Calls: General Ling/Canada; General Ling,Socioling/Estonia
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Interdisciplinary Student Symposium: Language Research
Language Contact and Change: Multiple Bilingualism
Message 1: Interdisciplinary Student Symposium: Language Research
From: Jessica Spieker <jspiekeruwo.ca>
Subject: Interdisciplinary Student Symposium: Language Research
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Full Title: Interdisciplinary Student Symposium: Language Research
Short Title: WISSLR
Date: 06-Mar-2009 - 07-Mar-2009
Location: London, ON, Canada
Contact Person: Jessica Spieker
Meeting Email: jspiekeruwo.ca
Web Site: http://www.uwo.ca/linguistics/grad/wisslr_2009.html
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 09-Jan-2009
The first annual Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language
Research (WISSLR): a symposium for students of all levels to present their
original, interdisciplinary research on language.
Call for Papers
Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research (WISSLR)
The Graduate Program in Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario is
pleased to present the first Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on
Language Research (WISSLR), to be held March 6 (possibly 7), 2009. In keeping
with the interdisciplinary nature of the Masters program at Western, we are
pleased to invite students of all levels to submit abstracts on original
research on language from a range of disciplinary approaches. Topics may come
from such areas as Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language
Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Communication Disorders, Natural Language
Processing, Linguistic Anthropology, Linguistic Interfaces, Philosophy of
Language, and much more.
The symposium will be held at the University of Western Ontario, with the
possibility of streaming live to the internet (using WebCT/ Wimba technology).
We also welcome presentations from other locations via the same means (all
software downloadable for conference participants).
Each participant will have 15 minutes for their presentation, and 5 minutes for
questions and discussion. Students of all levels are encouraged to participate.
Works in progress are welcome.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (plus title), to
wisslruwo.ca, by Friday January 9, 2009. Successful applicants will be notified
by Friday January 23, 2009. Please send your anonymous abstract as an
attachment, and include your name, school, and whether you prefer to present in
person or via the internet in the body of your email. Partial travel assistance
may be available for some participants coming to London for this event.
Theme: Interdisciplinary Language Research
Plenary Speaker: Robert Stainton (UWO Philosophy): "Are all Pragmatic Abilities
of a Piece? Evidence from Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2009
Notification by: Friday, January 23, 2009
Date of WISSLR: Friday March 6, 2009 (possibly continuing March 7, depending on
Message 2: Language Contact and Change: Multiple Bilingualism
From: Anne Tamm <tartulccgmail.com>
Subject: Language Contact and Change: Multiple Bilingualism
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Full Title: Language Contact and Change: Multiple Bilingualism
Short Title: LCC09
Date: 28-May-2009 - 28-May-2009
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Contact Person: Anne Tamm
Meeting Email: tartulccgmail.com
Web Site: http://www.dipfilmod-suf.unifi.it/CMpro-v-p-236.html
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Typology
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2009
The workshop is on language contact and language change in multiple and bimodal
Call for Papers
The workshop aims at exploring the language contact and language change
phenomena that characterize multiple linguistic minorities. It focuses on but is
not confined to signed, Uralic and Caucasian languages.
On the one hand, we intend to explore the situation of bimodal bilingualism.
Data from changes in multi-modal bilingual contexts can lead to new insights
into bilingualism, the typology and structure of languages, and language change
and contact in general. Research into bimodal bilingualism can draw upon several
methods and approaches developed for studying the bilingualism of other minority
languages, and vice versa.
On the other hand, we know that it is difficult to reach the bilingual
individuals and communities that are deaf and belong to several linguistic
minorities. Therefore, we approach the bimodal target via individual studies on
minority languages. More specifically, we concentrate on the issue of language
change in contact in the context of a typologically wide range of minority
languages. We are looking for answers to questions such as the following:
- How do deaf children of (hearing) parents belonging to linguistic minorities
(e.g., Nganasan) communicate with the Deaf communities in their country and with
their own parents?
- How does their language change?
- How can we test the change in the structure of the languages in contact in a
- What are the factors that influence the developments?
- Can we work towards a typology?
Invited Keynote Speakers:
Csilla Bartha (hearing)
Östen Dahl (hearing)
Tatiana Davidenko (Deaf)
Gaurav Mathur (Deaf)
Johanna Mesch (Deaf)
Helle Metslang (hearing)
Christian Rathmann (Deaf)
Don Stilo (hearing)
Check for updates, our interdisciplinary areas, and more research questions at
Submission (deadline January 15, 2009, notification January 31, 2009).
Abstracts (in English, maximum 2 pages, including data and references) have to
be submitted electronically as portable document format (.pdf) or Microsoft Word
(.doc) files via the EasyChair conference management system
If you do not have an EasyChair account, click on the button "I have no
EasyChair Account" on that page and follow the instructions. When you receive a
password, you can enter the site and upload your abstract.
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