International Conference on New Issues in Language Contact Studies
Due to the international coronavirus outbreaks, the conference must be postponed and will take place online from 27 to 29 May, 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Department of Human Studies – Department of Excellence – Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 27–29 May 2021
The international conference NILCS 2020 will focus on novel perspectives and approaches within the field of contact linguistics. This is a particularly dynamic research field, which often interfaces with other research areas such as sociolinguistics, theoretical linguistics, language acquisition, and language planning, among others.
Studies on language contact are relevant to both past and contemporary linguistic landscapes, where the encounter between two or more languages gives rise to a wide array of contact-induced phenomena ranging from borrowings, structural convergence, and code switching to the emergence of new varieties such as pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages.
NILCS 2020 aims to bring together researchers working on language contact from different perspectives with the purpose of enabling fruitful encounters and discussions.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 October 2019 Extended abstract submission: 28 October 2019
Online registration deadline: 21 May 2021
(Invited organiser, Universidade de Lisboa)
Address: Viale Nizza 14 – 67100 L’Aquila – ITALY
Call for Papers
This international conference wants to bring together different research lines within the huge area of recent language contact studies with the intent to enhance fruitful encounters.
In this perspective, we welcome submissions on any topic in language contact studies, regardless to methodology and theoretical framework (e.g. sociolinguistics, theoretical linguistics, language acquisition, language planning, etc.)
In particular, we encourage contributions regarding the following topics:
- new theoretical modelling of language contact and contact-induced language change;
- description of contact-induced phenomena in any area of grammar;
- studies on languages / varieties resulting from language contact, such as pidgins, creoles, mixed languages;
- field research in contemporary contact settings;
- diachronic research on language contact situations;
- construction of identity/ies in multilingual or postcolonial scenarios.
We invite abstracts for talks (20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or posters. Each individual may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author (or sole author), and a maximum of two abstracts in total.
The abstracts of max. 400 words (references excluded) must be anonymized to omit all information about the author(s) and submitted via EasyAbs: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/nilcs2020
Abstracts will be (blindly) peer-reviewed by an international panel of reviewers. Reviewing and notification of acceptance will be handled through EasyAbs.
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 October 2019 Extended deadline for abstract submission: 28 October 2019 Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2019
We intend to publish selected papers from the conference.
For any questions, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Hans-Bianchi (Università degli studi dell’Aquila)
Barbara Vogt (Università degli studi dell’Aquila)
Invited organiser: Chiara Truppi (Universidade de Lisboa)
- Silvia Dal Negro (Libera Università di Bolzano)
- Tania Kuteva (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
- Stefan Rabanus (Università degli Studi di Verona)
- Claudia Maria Riehl (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
- Chiara Truppi (Universidade de Lisboa)
Click HERE to download the program in PDF. Click on the title to download the Abstract.
|9:00-9:30||Official greetings & Conference opening|
|Chair: Anna Maria Thornton (University of L’Aquila)|
|9:30-10:30||Silvia Dal Negro (Free University of Bozen, Italy): Sociolinguistic Typology and Language Contact|
|10:30-11:00||Jeroen Darquennes (Université de Namur, Belgium) & Wim Vandenbussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium): Assessing new perspectives on language contact and the individual: terminological inflation or genuine progress?|
|Chair: Wim Vandenbussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)|
|11:30-12:00||Clara Cuonzo (University of Maryland, College Park, USA): Language contact and expressives in Italian|
|12:00-12:30||Bhim Lal Gautam & Pimala Neupane (Tribhuvan University, Nepal): Language contact in Kathmandu: A study on language use and attitude|
|12:30-13:00||Zakharia Pourtskhvanidze (Goethe-University Frankfurt Main, Germany), Marine Beridze (Ivane Javakhishvili State University Tbilisi, Georgia) & Lia Bakuradze (Ivane Javakhishvili State University Tbilisi, Georgia): Aspects of identity formation in the context of the language island – Case Fereydany Georgian|
|Chair: Stefan Rabanus (Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy)|
|14:30-15:30||Claudia Maria Riehl (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany): Language Contact and Language Attrition|
Michał B. Paradowski (University of Warsaw, Poland) & Marta Gawinkowska (University of Warsaw, Poland): Two languages = two emotional worlds or two sets of social norms? Moving beyond the Emotion-Related Language Choice theory
|Chair: Jeroen Darquennes (Université de Namur, Belgium)|
|16:30-17:00||Luca Iezzi (Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara, Italy): Contact Phenomena within Refugee Centres in Italy|
|17:00-17:30||Simone Barco (Università per stranieri di Siena, Italy): Dialect contact in a border area: the birth of a new-dialect in Puglia|
|17:30-18:00||Marie-Eve Bouchard (University of British Columbia, Canada): Forro in the European diaspora: When the need of a secret code favors the maintenance of a language|
|18:00||Tribute to Pieter Muysken|
|Chair: Claudia Maria Riehl (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany)|
|9:00-10:00||Stefan Rabanus (Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy): Sounds, words and sentence structure in language contact: trying to get the complete picture for endangered minority languages|
|10:00-10:30||Dimitra Melissaropoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece): Variation and change in comparative constructions as a conspiracy of language internal and language external factors: evidence from Cappadocian Greek|
Inês Duarte (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Feliciano Chimbutane (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique), Rita Gonçalves (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Tjerk Hagemeijer (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) & Afonso Miguel (Universidade Católica de Angola/Instituto Superior de Ciências da Educação de Luanda, Angola): Possessor datives in contact – a case-study of African varieties of Portuguese
|Chair: Silvia Dal Negro (Free University of Bozen, Italy)|
|11:30-12:00||Ilaria Fiorentini (Università di Bologna, Italy) & Ruth Videsott (Free University of Bozen, Italy): Language contact in online settings. The case of Dolomitic Ladin|
|12:00-12:30||Aneta Bučková (Universität Regensburg, Germany): Describing syntactic pattern replications: a usage based approach for Czech and German|
|12:30-13:00||Carolin Centner (Universität Regensburg, Germany): Investigating German-Polish contact-induced language change through the lens of Construction Grammar|
|Chair: Chiara Truppi (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)|
|14:30-15:00||Vlada Baranova (NRU Higher School of Economics/Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia): Contact-induced changes in Kalmyk and in local Russian|
|15:00-15:30||Martin Kohlberger (Leiden University, The Netherlands): Exploring historical contact in northwest Amazonia through lexical and morphological evidence|
|15:30-16:00||Tonjes Veenstra (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany): Rich Agreement in creoles and register-sensitivity|
|Chair: Barbara Hans-Bianchi & Barbara Vogt (University of L’Aquila)|
POSTERSESSION with final discussion:
Alessandra Dezi (University of Tartu, Estonia): Speech play with code-mixing as a means of identity shaping in the internet discourse of Russian speakers living in Italy
Nour Efrat-Kowalsky (University of Zurich, Switzerland): Language contact in the Ancient Near East
Pingping Jia (Free University of Berlin, Germany): Variation of tone categories in Yu Dialect: Analysis of the internal and external motivations of variation for a Chinese dialect
Elena Simonato (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) & Svetlana Kokoshkina (University of St. Petersburg, Russia): Swiss French community on the Black sea coast: Several generations of language contact
|17:30-18:30||Tania Kuteva (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany) & Petra in der Smitten: European Borders: Political and Linguistic|
|Chair: Barbara Hans-Bianchi & Barbara Vogt (University of L’Aquila)|
|Chair: Tjerk Hagemeijer (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)|
|11:00-11:30||Mara Marsella (Università degli Studi “G. D’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara, Italy) & Laura Tramutoli (Università di Bologna, Italy): The copula system in Palenquero. An overview on stative predicates|
|11:30-12:30||Chiara Truppi (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal): Upper Guinea Creoles and their common ancestor: Reconstructing the proto-creole|
|12:30||Closing discussion & virtual tour through the Old Town of L’Aquila|
* 60-min.-presentations include 15 min. for discussion, 30-min.-presentations include 10 min. for discussion, posters will be given 10 min. presentation time each, plus 20 min. for overall discussion