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Linguistic Variation in South America

  • Roberta Pires de Oliveira (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina & Harvard University)
  • Ana Müller (Universidade de São Paulo)
  • Gertjan Postma (Meertens Institute)
Saturday 20 February 2016
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Linguistic Variation in South America

On February 20, LUCL and UiL-OTS co-organize a workshop on linguistic variation in South America in Leiden. The day will be organized as a collaboration between the CAPE

source: http://i.imgur.com/QI0PEFz.png
source: http://i.imgur.com/QI0PEFz.png

S-Nuffic project The effects of modification on referentiality, the ERC project The linguistic past of Mesoamerica and the Andes: a search for early migratory relations between North and South America, and the Department of Latin America Studies in Leiden.

Call for poster presentations

During the lunch break there will be a poster session. We welcome propositions for posters for the poster session on any topic that fits the theme of the conference. (Research) MA students and PhD students are specifically encouraged to present their research.

If you want to give a poster presentation, please send a title and a short abstract (about 100/200 words) to Jenny Doetjes before the twelfth of February (deadline extended).

If you want to attend the workshop, please inform us before February 15, so that we can make proper arrangements for lunch ( j.doetjes@hum.leidenuniv.nl).


Time Speaker Title
10.15 Coffee and welcome  
10.30 Ana Müller, Universidade de São Paulo

Non-future tense in Karitiana

11.15 Coffee break  
11.30 Matthias Urban, LUCL

Pre-hispanic linguistic diversity in Northern Peru


Roberta D’Alessandro, LUCL

ERC project: Microcontact. Language variation and change from the Italian heritage perspective

12.30 Poster session & lunch  
14.00 Gertjan Postma, Meerstens Instituut

Loss of the infinitival prefix tau 'to' in Brazilian Pomeranian –Accommodation or Dialect Convergence

14.45 Roberta Pires de Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina &  Harvard University

Mass and Count distinction: Brazilian Portuguese and Yudja

Program&Abstracts (pdf)


Jenny Doetjes (LUCL)
Henriëtte de Swart (UiL OTS)
Mike Child (LUCL)

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