International conference: Variation within and across Jewish Languages

The Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp announces the following conference:

Variation within and across Jewish Languages
26-28 June, 2013
Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)
Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13 - 2000 Antwerpen

The conference aims to bring together scholars who work on linguistic aspects of Jewish languages with the focus on domains such as linguistic structure, language variation, language change (dialectology and diachrony), bilingualism and comparison of written and spoken uses. The conference will also stimulate research in to date enriched areas in the domain of Jewish language studies; for example, language acquisition and development (in communities of native speakers), learning of Jewish languages as second language, language loss, etc. In addition, the conference is expected to produce publications that will cover the best of contemporary research on Jewish languages as domain of linguistic inquiry.
The conference language will be English.

Keynote speakers
Prof. dr. em. Moshe Bar-Asher (Hebrew University)
Prof. dr. Sarah Benor (Hebrew Union College)
Prof. dr. Frank Alvarez-Pereyre (French National Center for Scientific Research)
Prof. dr. Aharon Maman (Hebrew University)

Call for Papers
We invite submissions for the following formats:

  • Oral talks (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion)
  • Posters
    Abstract format: 1 page, 400 words, single-spaced, font size 12 pt, Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins on all sides.

    Heading should include:

  • Title of the paper
  • Author(s) name
  • Form of presentation (oral/poster)
  • Author(s) affiliation
  • E-mail address of principal author

    Abstracts should be sent to: (attention of Jan Morrens)

    Conference fee:
    Regular fee: 70 €.
    Student fee: 40 €.

    Important dates:
    Deadline for abstract submission: 30 November 2012.
    Notification of acceptance: 30 January 2013.
    VJL conference: 26-28 June 2013.

    For more details, see*IJSENG&n=109740

  • Date: 
    26 June 2013 - 28 June 2013