From: Wilco van den Heuvel <w.vanden.heuvellet.vu.nl>
Subject: History, Contact and Classification of Papuan Languages
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Full Title: History, Contact and Classification of Papuan Languages
Date: 02-Feb-2012 - 03-Feb-2012
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Wilco van den Heuvel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://wwwstaff.eva.mpg.de/~harald_hammarstroem/index.html
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2011
On February 2-3 of 2012 the VU University Amsterdam will, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, host a 2 day conference on the classification of Papuan languages.
- Andrew Pawley (Australian National University)
- Mark Donohue (Australian National University)
Call for Papers:
Although every contribution on Papuan linguistics is welcome, presenters are encouraged to relate to one or more of the following questions as long as (at least one) non-Austronesian language in the greater New Guinea region is targeted:
- Detailed comparative-historical reconstruction of Papuan language (sub-)families
- Macro-level studies of deep genealogical or areal relatedness
- Patterns of language contact in different areas
- The relation between patterns of language contact and (speed or type of) language change
- The role of language in the formation of people's identity, either as individuals or as a group
- Different methods of language comparison, and their value for reconstructing Sahul language history, or more local histories of language contact
Speakers are invited for 20 minutes presentations, to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion time. The organizers plan to publish a volume of full-length papers after the conference.
Please send your abstract (maximally 1 page A4) to papuanclassification2012gmail.com
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