LINGUIST List 30.4271

Sun Nov 10 2019

Calls: English; Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing, Socioling/Romania

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Nov-2019
From: Anabella-Gloria Niculescu-Gorpin <>
Subject: Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Perspectives on the Influence of English Today
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Full Title: Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Perspectives on the Influence of English Today

Date: 26-Aug-2020 - 29-Aug-2020
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Contact Person: Anabela-Gloria Anabela-Gloria
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 18-Nov-2019

Meeting Description:

Workshop convenor:
Dr. Anabella-Gloria Niculescu-Gorpin, The Iorgu Iordan – Alexandru Rosetti Institute & the University of Bucharest

Workshop Description:

With English turning into the first global language (Crystal 2003), the influence of English on various languages has been the topic of numerous studies in all subfields of linguistics and related fields over the last decades: Otheguy and Zentella (2012) discuss Spanish use of personal pronouns and more complex phenomena triggered by Spanish/English bilingualism in New York; Konieczna (2012), Jaworski (2014) focus on word formation and other morphological aspects of Polish, Vakareliyska & Kapatsinski (2014) focus on Bulgarian, Veisbergs (2006) on Latvian and Saugera (2017) on particular aspect of French, whereas Niculescu-Gorpin and Vasileanu (2018) discuss experimentally the processing of luxury Anglicisms, to name just a few.
However, the topic is far from being exhausted as the influence is on-going and it is generating significant language change phenomena.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers whose research focuses on the current transformation languages undergo due to immediate or mediated contact with English and on the diachronic, synchronic and/or interdisciplinary study of Anglicisms, lexical or other. Therefore we encourage any contribution, be it descriptive or multidisciplinary, normative or experimental that discusses the complex and multifaceted influence of English on various languages and develops new insights on the phenomenon.

The main objective of the workshop is to offer a complex overview of Anglicisms and the influence of English, and of the variety of research methods that can be used in understanding the way in which today’s languages are changing due to that influence. We particularly welcome submissions offering an explicit and substantial theoretical, applied or experimental contribution to the issue at hand.

We have listed below the topics that the workshop can focus on, but we are open to other approaches or perspectives that may be relevant to the study of the English influence and of Anglicisms:

- speakers’ attitudes towards using the mother tongue vs. the English language;
- experimental approach to the English influence, to Anglicisms etc.;
- bilingualism, multilingualism and the English influence;
- (possible) psycho- and socio-linguistic explanations for language change phenomena triggered by the English influence;
- lexical Anglicisms: diachronic, synchronic, normative and/or descriptive studies;
- English discourse markers borrowed in other languages and their behaviour;
- code-switching or mixed languages;
- ‘luxury’ vs. ‘necessary’ Anglicisms;
- the English influence, Anglicisms and corpus analysis;
- national language policies and local reactions to the English influence;
- lexical, morpho-syntactic and other changes due to the influence of English, and their study (any approach).

After the conference, the papers contributed to the workshop will be published in a collective volume.

Call for Papers:

Please send a short abstract (max. 300 words) of your contribution to by the 18th of November 2019 as the deadline to submit the workshop to the conference is the 20th of November 2019. Should the workshop be accepted, all participants will be required to submit an extended version of their abstract by the 15th of January 2020

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