Description

Emerging Topics in Typology (International Workshop Series)

There is some exciting work being done by PhD students globally in all areas of linguistic typology. As there are currently few opportunities to showcase their work to a specialist audience, this workshop series will give students a chance to present their work to and receive feedback from experienced researchers in their field.

We are looking to provide an additional opportunity for applicants to receive feedback from colleagues outside their immediate network. Some types of essential feedback (e.g. methodological) can only come from the types of discussion and exchange that take place at conferences.

For this reason, a group of PhD candidates from various universities have created an online showcase event for current PhD students in typology and descriptive linguistics. The series will take place between 25 October and 25 November 2021 and will consist of talks and discussions on a number of days spread over several weeks. The schedule will be organised to allow for the range of time zones.

We are calling for papers from PhD students working on diversity linguistics (descriptive linguistics, typology) who would like to receive feedback on their PhD project from experienced researchers in typology. Abstracts for talks should be a maximum of 500 words (excluding examples and references) and demonstrate a link to typological and/or descriptive themes. Questions should take the form of a brief description of the problem, providing sufficient context and data. A selection will be discussed in thematic sessions. The abstracts and questions should be submitted via EasyChair (Link) by 7th of June. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 1st of September. Participation is free of charge.

Organising Committee (in alphabetical order)

  • Ekatarina Aplonova - Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco, Paris)
  • Jonathan Banks - University of Helsinki
  • Daniela Casartelli - University of Helsinki
  • Erika Just - Kiel University, Leiden University
  • Ellison Luk - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Giulia Orlando - University of Helsinki
  • Anastasia Panova - HSE University (Moscow), Linguistic Convergence Laboratory
  • Kyla Quinn - Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australian National University
  • Lacina Silué Songfolo - Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco, Paris)
  • Maria Vollmer - Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Australian National University, Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
  • Katherine Walker - University of Amsterdam
  • Aigul Zakirova - HSE University (Moscow), Linguistic Convergence Laboratory