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International Workshop : Diachronic Morphosyntax in South American Languages (DiaSAL)
Lyon, 28-30 May 2015
In recent years, we have seen exciting advances in historical studies in the indigenous languages of South America: a series of conferences on this topic in the last decade culminated in special issues of the Boletím do Museu Emilio Goeldi (Galucio & Muysken 2007) and International Journal of American Linguistics (Galucio & Gildea 2010), and many of the presentations at the recent Amazonicas V conference in Belém, Brazil, were on the topic of historical linguistics. However, reconstruction of morphosyntactic patterns depends on detailed modern descriptions, which have historically been lacking in South America, and on solid methods, which have generally been more disputed than not. We believe that the quality and quantity of descriptive work in many languages of South America has reached the critical mass necessary for historical work in grammatical patterns; the availability of this expanded database coincides with advances in our ability to identify cognate constructions and reconstruct the source constructions that give rise to them.
The workshop will be hosted by the Institut des Sciences de l’Homme (ISH) in Lyon (France) and is organized by the Collegium de Lyon, the Labex Advanced Studies on LANguage complexity (ASLAN) and the laboratoire Dynamique Du Language (DDL).
Call for papers
Abstracts will be accepted by email attachment, in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Information will be announced later.