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Doktorandenworkshop: Contact-induced change and code-switching

DateMonday, 15th October 2012
LocationStarkenstrasse 44, conference room, 1st floor

veranstalter: Nikolay Khahkimov, Pelin Onar Valk, Yevgen Matusevych, Veronique Verhagen, Ad Backus
ansprechpartner: Nikolay Khakimov
email: Nikolay.Khakimov@frequenz.uni-freiburg.de
web:
institution: HPSL
language: Englisch
location institution: Freiburg
date_raw: 15.-16. Oktober 2012
date_sort: 15.10.2012, 00:00:00

Ad Backus is a current FRIAS fellow, and will be here until
Christmas. His work is on language contact issues, particularly
contact-induced change and codeswitching, and various general linguistic
issues (such as multiword units) studied from a usage-based theoretical
perspective. Several of his graduate students from his home base,
Tilburg University in Holland, will be coming to the DGKL conference in
Freiburg (10-12 Oct.) and stay on for a few days after that.

Together
with Nikolay Khakimov and these students, he will organize a little
workshop. The idea is to spend a half day each on their projects,
discussing issues such as design of the study, conceptual issues raised
in recent literature, and analyses of data samples, possibly also
reserving some time for writing.

The Tilburg graduate students
work on contact-induced change in subordination structures in Dutch
Turkish (Pelin Onar Valk, about half way), on individual variation in
the use of multiword units and its implications for cognitive
sociolinguistics (using both corpus linguistics and experimental
psycholinguistic studies; Veronique Verhagen, one year in), and on a
computational usage-based model of Second Language Acquisition (Yevgen
Matusevych, just started). Nikolay, of course, works on frequency issues
in Russian-German codeswitching.

There are still slots for presenting your own works. Please let
either Ad Backus or Nikolay Khakimov know whether you want to join the
workshop, and if so, whether you would like to claim a ‘slot’. People
will be working in groups of two or three most of the time, with people
also going off to do some work on their own or with someone else for
part of the time.