International Conference on New Issues in Language Contact Studies
Due to the international coronavirus outbreaks, the conference must be postponed until a later date to be defined as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Department of Human Studies – Department of Excellence – Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 28–30 May 2020
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: 20 May 2020
(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.
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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)
- Pieter Muysken (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
- Stefan Rabanus (Università degli Studi di Verona)
- Claudia Maria Riehl (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
- Chiara Truppi (Universidade de Lisboa)
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|from 19:30||Warming up dinner **|
|9:00-9:30||Official greetings & Conference opening|
Jeroen Darquennes & Wim Vandenbussche:
Michał B. Paradowski & Marta Gawinkowska:
Bhim Lal Gautam & Samjhana Thapa:
Zakharia Pourtskhvanidze, Marine Beridze & Lia Bakuradze:
Claudia Maria Riehl:
Silvia Dal Negro:
Ilaria Fiorentini & Ruth Videsott:
Nour Efrat-Kowalsky: Language contact in the Ancient Near East
Elena Simonato & Svetlana Kokoshkina: Swiss French community on the Black sea coast: Several generations of language contact
|from 19:30||Conference Dinner **|
Inês Duarte, Feliciano Chimbutane, Rita Gonçalves, Tjerk Hagemeijer & Afonso Miguel:
Wilkinson Daniel Wong Gonzales:
Mara Marsella & Laura Tramutoli:
|until 13:30||Closing discussion|
|15:30-19:30||Guided tour through the Old Town of L’Aquila **|
* 60-min.-presentations include 15 min. for discussion, 30-min.-presentations include 10 min. for discussion.
** Please, register through the registration form online if you want to join these activities.
The conference will be held at the Department of Human Studies (Aula Magna) in: Viale Nizza 14 – 67100 L’Aquila – ITALY
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