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24th LIPP-Symposium: Language in Contact: Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow

21.06.2017 – 23.06.2017

The 24th LIPP Symposium on Language Contact, organized by doctoral candidates of the Class of Language, will take place from June 21st – 23rd, 2017, at the Seidlvilla, Munich, Germany.

Our world has held and holds people in motion. This continual movement or migration leads to a mixture of cultures and their mother tongues. What happens when speakers of different languages interact? What can we learn from past instances of language contact that will help us to research language phenomena in the present? What impact will these findings have on future research and how can this knowledge be used to help us develop innovative methodology? The aim of this symposium is to use an interdisciplinary approach to convey both traditional and innovative insights into the vast field of language contact. Welcome are therefore both functionalist and sociolinguistic approaches from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives. In this call we openly invite papers focusing on research in both historical and modern languages as well as papers on new linguistic methodology within the digital humanities, neurolinguistics, language therapy, language cognition and other fields disclosing new perspectives on language contact and their putative value for general linguistic theory. Over the course of this symposium papers will examine the language contact of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Petar Kehayov, Universität Regensburg
  • Prof. Dr. Yaron Matras, The University of Manchester
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Sonnenhauser, Universität Zürich
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Thun, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Abstract submission deadline: March 17th, 2017

Call for Papers