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Full Title: Fourth International Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization

      
Short Title: LCTG4
Location: Greifswald, Germany
Start Date: 16-Mar-2017 - 18-Mar-2017
Contact: Marie-Elaine van Egmond
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Language contact is a highly dynamic and variable phenomenon, which has become all the more relevant due to the extensive mobility, socio-cultural changes, current waves of migration and political conflicts of our times. After successful meetings in Groningen (The Netherlands) and Greifswald (Germany), we are happy to announce that the 'Fourth International Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization' will again take place in Greifswald in 2017. This conference, organized by the Chair of English Linguistics and the Chair of Slavic Linguistics at the University of Greifswald, will bring together scholars examining various language contact phenomena.

The conference language is English.

The following speakers have kindly agreed to deliver a plenary address at the LCTG4:

Ad Backus (University of Tilburg)
Adam Jaworski (University of Hong Kong)
Susanne Michaelis (University of Leipzig)
Salikoko Mufwene (University of Chicago)
Sarah G. Thomason (University of Michigan)
Ghil'ad Zuckermann (University of Adelaide)

The old German Hanseatic and University Town of Greifswald offers an attractive conference venue. Its history includes a period of Swedish reign, which lasted from 1631 to 1815, as well as Soviet Union influence during the Cold War. The picturesque city is located in the Baltic Sea area, a European contact zone which has been reinvigorated after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989/1990.

We are looking forward to a lively conference!
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Typology
LL Issue: 27.832


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