Possible topics for talks include (but are not restricted to) the following:
- language contact and language attrition
- multiple causes of language change and variation: interaction between contact-induced and language-internal developments
- connections between contact linguistics and SLA
- receptive multilingualism
- cross-linguistic influence in heritage language acquisition
- cross-linguistic influence in translation: evidence from corpora, process research or history of translation
- interfaces between translation studies and contact linguistics: translation as a type of language contact
- possible parallels and interfaces between learner universals, language universals and translation universals
The invited speakers of the symposium are:
- Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université catholique de Louvain): The interface of contact linguistics and SLA research in the context of World Englishes and learner language
- Svenja Kranich & Viktor Becher (Universität Hamburg): Translation as language contact: Language variation and change through translation
- Anna Verschik (Tallinna Ülikool): Language contacts, heritage languages and incomplete L1 acquisition: same or different
The abstracts should include the following information:
Name(s) of the author(s)
Title of presentation
Indication of whether you propose a section paper or a poster
The working language of the symposium is English.
- Deadline for abstract submission: 1 October, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: 1 November, 2012
- Symposium: February 28 February--1 March, 2013
- Presentations by invited speakers
- Presentation by other participants (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion)
The participation fee is 50 € or 30 € (students and PhD students).
The symposium is organized by CROSSLING, a young cross-disciplinary research network set up at the University of Eastern Finland. The network has received funding from the Kone foundation (http://www.koneensaatio.fi/en/). The researchers of CROSSLING combine different areas of research which deal with language contact: contact linguistics, second language acquisition research and translation studies, and they work with different languages and language pairs. For further information, see https://wiki.uef.fi/display/CROSSLING/CROSSLING.
The CROSSLING organizing team:
Helka Riionheimo (chair), Minna Haapio, Sanna Hillberg, Franka Kermer, Maria Kok, Leena Kolehmainen, Minna Kumpulainen, Marjatta Lehtinen, Lea Meriläinen, Pirkko Muikku-Werner, Heli Paulasto, Esa Penttilä & Laura Piironen.