Project Contact, variation and change in Romance-based creole languages

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Title:
Contact, variation and change in Romance-based creole languages
Duration:
24/06/2019 to 27/06/2019
Abstract / short description:
The conference’s purpose is to shed some more light on a rather neglected topic in creole studies: language change in the context of diasystematic variation and language contact. The range of languages analyzed in the scope of the conference is limited to Romance-based creole languages. Altogether the following research questions are pursued in the conference:
- Which (recent) language change phenomena can be detected in the relevant creole languages? Have they been motivated internally or externally? Are there cases of shared grammaticalization in the cross-linguistic creole perpective?
- Which language contact scenarios can be observed and which are the linguistic results? In this context, contact-induced grammaticalization and replication are of outmost interest.
- Which kinds of diasystematic variation can be detected? What are the reasons and the function of those?

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Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities

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Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities

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