The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistic Society, October 29-31

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistic Society
University of Chicago
29-31 October 2010

WORKSHOPS: In conjunction with the meeting, we are holding two workshops:

WORKSHOP ON CONTACT LINGUISTICS

Keynote speakers:
Jouko Lindstedt (University of Helsinki)
Salikoko S. Mufwene (The University of Chicago)
Aleksandr Rusakov (University of St. Petersburg & Russian Academy of Sciences)

NEW: WORKSHOP ON SLAVIC LINGUISTICS & THE WIDER CURRICULUM:
Led by Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)

{see below for more information}

MAIN SESSION:

We invite papers on all topics in Slavic linguistics, regardless of theoretical orientation.

WORKSHOP ON CONTACT LINGUISTICS:

We invite paper proposals on all aspects of contact and Slavic, diachronic and synchronic, including such topics as contact and the development of the Slavic languages, contact between different Slavic languages, and contact between Slavic and non-Slavic languages.

WORKSHOP ON SLAVIC LINGUISTICS & THE WIDER CURRICULUM:
Led by Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)

Deadline for abstracts: 14 September 2010 Notification: 1 October 2010
Slavic linguistics programs compete against each other for graduate students, but when it comes to undergraduate enrollments we are allies working to expand and strengthen the Slavic field and the position of linguistics in it. Slavic linguistics is a small but important field that does not need to produce large numbers of specialists but does need to reach out to non-specialists, attract more minors and double majors, and demonstrate to university administrators and our non-linguist colleagues its importance in the broader curriculum and in the task of helping form an enlightened citizenry.  This workshop is designed to share experiences and raise the visibility of  successful undergraduate elective and interdisciplinary content courses (i.e. courses other than regular language courses) that Slavic linguists teach and other Slavic linguists can profitably emulate.  We invite papers and presentations about such courses and related curricular matters.

We view this as a real workshop which will give us the opportunity to come together and discuss the role of Slavic linguistics today.

Speakers who are presenting in the main session or the contact workshop are invited to participate in the Slavic Linguistics & Curriculum workshop as well.

From the organizers:
Victor Friedman
Yaroslav Gorbachov
Lenore Grenoble

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/sls2010/

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