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Romance grammars, context and contact workshop (RGCC2021)

Location
Online
Category
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Dates
Wednesday 24th (09:00) - Friday 26th March 2021 (17:00)
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The purpose of this online workshop is to draw together interdisciplinary perspectives towards Romance grammatical variation in the context of migration, multilingualism, contact, language oppression and/or other social and material contextual factors in relation to Romance linguistic communities and/or their language practices. 

The workshop is an extension of the project The Grammar of Judeo-Spanish (British Academy/Leverhulme Trust grant no. SRG1819\191358), and will comprise general sessions as well a day dedicated to research on Judeo-Spanish and associated varieties of Romance (including but not limited to Judeo-Romance, Balkan Romance and non-territorial Romance varieties).

This online workshop will bring together scholars with expertise in Romance morphosyntactic variation, working at different interfaces (generative, sociolinguistics, dialectology, and language contact), alongside scholars and stakeholders working on language ideologies, language policy/planning and language documentation. In addition to live delegate presentations and lightning talks, highlights of the event will include an interactive dialogue between invited speakers, and a public lecture on Judeo-Spanish and Solitreo workshop. Panels will be organized to accommodate the different time zones of our speakers and delegates. 

Keynote speakers confirmed

Roberta D'Alessandro (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Universiteit Utrecht)

David M. Bunis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Almeida Jacqueline Toribio (The University of Texas at Austin)

Eliezer Papo (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), public lecture

Call for papers 

We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Romance grammatical variation in the context of migration, multilingualism, contact, language oppression and/or other social and material contextual factors in relation to Romance linguistic communities and/or their language practices.

We are particularly interested in receiving contributions which draw together, or offer comparative or interdisciplinary perspectives on, questions of morphosyntactic variation, language contact and language ideologies in relation to non-standard(ized), contested, oppressed or minoritized Romance or Romance-related varieties.

The workshop, which forms part of the project ‘The Grammar of Judeo-Spanish’ (British Academy/Leverhulme Trust grant no. SRG1819\191358), will comprise general sessions as well a day dedicated to research on Judeo-Spanish and related varieties of Romance (including but not limited to Judeo-Romance, Balkan Romance and non-territorial Romance varieties). Participation and interventions from key stakeholders, especially language users, will be encouraged.

Contributions on the following themes, based on any Romance or Romance-related varieties, are particularly welcome:

  • Grammatical variation and dialect (morpho-)syntax
  • Grammatical variation and linguistic theory (formal, variationist, generative, historical, or experimental etc.)
  • Non-standard(ized), contested, oppressed or minoritized varieties
  • Grammatical variation in the context of migration, multilingualism and/or language contact
  • Language practices, identities and grammatical variation
  • Language oppression, language erasure, language emancipation and linguistic justice
  • Language policy relating to non-standard(ized), contested, endangered or minoritized varieties
  • Language documentation of non-standard(ized), contested, endangered or minoritized varieties
  • Language revitalisation and education in, of or for non-standard(ized), contested, endangered or minoritized varieties
  • Language ideologies in relation to non-standard(ized), contested, endangered or minoritized varieties
  • Language focus: Judeo-Spanish and related branches of Romance (including but not limited to Judeo-Romance, Balkan Romance and non-territorial Romance varieties)

Submission

  • Abstracts for oral presentation must be submitted via EasyChair anonymously, in English or a Romance/Romance-related variety (if the latter, accompanied by an English translation), with a maximum length of two A4 pages formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font size, single-spaced, 2.5cm margins.
  • A maximum of two abstracts can be submitted: either one individual abstract and one joint abstract per author; or two abstracts as co-author.
  • In lieu of posters, abstracts not selected for 20-minute oral presentation will be considered for lightning talks. Please indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a lightning talk.
  • Each oral presentation will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Key dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 8 December, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: 18 January, 2021
  • Workshop: 24-26 March, 2021

Call for papers and submission informationhttps://easychair.org/cfp/rgcc2021

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