Call for papers
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona is proud to announce a special conference, funded by the National Science Foundation*, on Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics. The focus of this conference is on modern theoretical approaches to the Celtic languages, with an emphasis on the following questions:
i) How does data from the Celtic languages, with their unique typological properties, inform formal theories of grammar? What challenges does this data pose to current understanding and how should theories of grammar be modified to deal with the data from Celtic languages?
ii) How do current advances in formal theories improve our understanding of the grammar of Celtic languages?
iii) How can formal theoretical linguistics inform the documentation of the endangered Celtic languages?
Confirmed Invited Speakers at the conference include:
David Adger, Queen Mary University, London
Anna Bosch, University of Kentucky
SJ Hannahs, Newcastle
Randall Hendrick, University of North Carolina
Mélanie Jouitteau, Université de Paris 7
James McCloskey, University of California, Santa Cruz
Máire Ní Chiosain, University College Dublin
Maggie Tallerman, Newcastle
Gillian Ramchand, University of Tromsø
… and others to be announced.
The conference will be accompanied by a one-week for-credit Mini-course for graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing Celtic Linguistics (which runs March 23-29, 2009). Details of this mini-course will be made in a separate announcement.
Abstracts related to the conference theme are invited for a limited number of 45 minute talks (35 minutes for talk + 10 for discussion).
•Abstracts: 1-2 pages, 12 point font, 1 inch margins.
•Abstract Deadline: Midnight MST, February 15th, 2009
•Address for abstracts (submission by email only) and more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
•Conference webpage: http://dingo.sbs.arizona.edu/~gaelic/facl/
•Workshop Dates: March 27-29th, 2009 (mini course runs March 23-29th, 2009)
•Location: The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
*Funding graciously provided by the National Science Foundation Grant: BCS0819117.
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