Updates from Friedman and Mufwene

Victor Friedman, on foreign leave from the Slavic department, continues his tour of Europe and the Balkans. In addition to several recent papers, presentations, and invited public lectures through Macedonia, Victor also had the honor of receiving the Krste P. Misirkov Liftetime Achievement Award for contributions to Macedonian Scholarship from the Ramkovski Foundation in Skopje. Amazing!

Meanwhile, Salikoko Mufwene has a good deal of new work to report. Publications include “Some offspring of colonial English are creole” in Vernacular universals vs. contact-induced language change; and “Kituba, Kileta, or Kikongo: What’s in a name?” in Naming Languages in Sub-Saharan Africa: Practices, Names, Categorisations, as well as a number of appearances both as an invited and accepted speaker at a number of conferences and the University of Sao Paolo.

For more complete recent bibliographies of each of these linguists, click here:

Victor Friedman

LECTURES AND PAPERS

Balkan Lingiustics, Balkan Languages, Balkan Ethnicities: From Autochthony to Multilingualism. Sguardo sui Balcani: nuove prospettive di studio, International Seminar, Lorica (Calabria), Italy, 22-26 July 2009.

Albanian Admirativity, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, The Ohio State University, 3 August 2009.

Gjorgji Pulevski i mnogujazičnost vo Makedonija [Macedonian: Gjorgji Pulevski and multilingualism in Macedonia] , Public lecture sponsored by the city of Radovish, Radovish Kulturen Centar, Republic of Macedonia 14 September 2009.

Mnogujazičnost vo Makedonija i Evropa [Macedonan: Multlingualism in Macedonia and Europe], Public lecture sponsored by the city of Strumica, Strumica Kulturen Centar, Republic of Macedonia 15 September 2009.

Makedonsitika vo Severna Amerika [Macedonian: Macedonian Studies in North America], Public lecture sponsored by the city of Delchevo, Delchevo Kulturen Centar, Republic of Macedonia 16 September 2009.

Multilingualism the Republic of Macedonia and the Balkan Linguistic League Today, Tenth International Congress of the International Association for Southeast European Studies, EHESS, Paris, 24-26 September 2009.

AWARDS

Krste P. Misirkov Liftetime Achievement Award for contributions to Macedonian Scholarship, Ramkovski Foundation, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, 2009.

FUTURE WORK

Between November and January I am scheduled to give papers at the 7th Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies, AAASS, AATSEEL, LSA, and a special conference on linguistic minorities in Turkey and Turkish minorities outside Turkey at the University of Cyprus.

Salikoko Mufwene

PUBLICATIONS:

2009a. “Some offspring of colonial English are creole.” In Vernacular universals vs. contact-induced language change, ed. by Juhani Klemola, Markku Filppula, & Heli Paulasto, 280-303. Routledge.

2009b. “Kituba, Kileta, or Kikongo: What’s in a name?” In Le nom des langues III. Le nom des langues en Afrique sub-saharienne : pratiques dénominations, catégorisations. Naming Languages in Sub-Saharan Africa: Practices, Names, Categorisations, ed. by Carole de Féral, 211-222. Louvain-la-Neuve: Peeters, BCILL 124.

2009c. “The evolution of language: Hints from creoles,” in Language, Evolution, and the Brain, ed. by James Minett and William Wang, 1-33, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

TAUGHT A CRASH COURSE ON The Ecology of Language Evolution, at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 22-26, 2009.

INVITED CONFERENCE PAPERS

2009a. “Les créoles français, ‘c’est ben du français’: classifications linguistiques et idéologiques identitaires.” Keynote address at the conference on Mise en scène des pratiques langagières : le cas du français, Simon Fraser University, 16-17 April.

2009b. “The European colonial expansion: Linguistic winners and losers, where and why.” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 29 June.

2009c. Two informal seminars (morning and afternoon) on Globalization and Language Endangerment and on The Ecology of Language, Department of Linguistics, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, 2 July.

2009d. “Language contact in Africa.” Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)-Alumni Summer School in Cologne, on African Language Studies. 12-15.

2009e. “What Africa can contribute to understanding language vitality, endangerment, and loss.” Sixth World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 6), University of Cologne, 17-21 August.

REGULAR CONFERENCE PAPERS

2009a. “Multilingual setting, multilingual speakers: Exploring the pragmatics of language choice,” (with Cécile B. Vigouroux, 1st author), International Pragmatics Association meeting, Melbourne, Australia, July 12-17.

2009b. “Language endangerment and loss: Perspectives from dynamics of multilingual interactions,” (with Cécile B. Vigouroux, 2nd author), International Pragmatics Association meeting, Melbourne, Australia, July 12-17.

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