GLOBALITY, LOCALITY AND CONTACT – LANGUAGE AND CULTURE; 17.-18.11.2008, Helsinki

GLOBALITY, LOCALITY AND CONTACT – LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
An interdisciplinary symposium to be held at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 17-18 November 2008

The programme and abstracts are now available online at
http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/events/GlobLoc.htm


Keynote speakers:

Tom Güldemann (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Leipzig/Linguistics)
Linguistic macro-areas in Africa: Geography and population dynamics

Deborah Kapchan (New York University)
The promise of sonic translation: Performing the festive sacred in Morocco

Peter Mühlhäusler (University of Adelaide)
Language contact and language substance – from a formal to an ecological
approach to pidgins and creoles


Further information and registration (by October 31):
http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/events/GlobLoc.htm


The symposium is organised by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced
Studies, in cooperation with the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts
and Change in English, the Department of General Linguistics and the
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki.