Petición de contribucionesInfoling 1.30 (2022)

Título:20th Annual Conference of the Association of Portuguese and Spanish-lexified Creoles (ACBLPE+)
Entidad organizadora:University of Augsburg
Lugar de celebración:Augsburg, Alemania
Fecha de inicio:8 de septiembre de 2022
Fecha de finalización:10 de septiembre de 2022
Circular Nº:1
Contacto:Miguel Gutiérrez Maté, Joachim Steffen,

"Language contact as a continuum and epistemological continuities in language contact research"


Abstracts addressing any aspect of language contact involving Spanish and/or Portuguese are invited, including, but not limited to, structural, variationist, and ecolinguistic issues. We especially welcome contributions to one of these research areas:

- Firstly, as the conference name suggests, we invite you to discuss the continuity between the different results of contact-induced language restructuring (ranging from second language acquisition and interlanguage fossilization processes to creolization, and from code-switching phenomena and different types of lexical borrowing to the formation of mixed languages). Similarly, we would like to address the continuity between contact linguistics and related domains (anthropology, sociology, and population genetics). A further area of interest is the historical configuration of (Ibero-)creolistics as a linguistic (sub)discipline, one which can be regarded as more or less autonomous and is generally situated at a crossroads between different research areas like Romance, African and Austronesian studies.

- Secondly, we invite you to explore issues that could be associated, directly or indirectly, with the spirit of the host city, which is famous for two historical traditions. On the one hand, Augsburg has led a centuries-old quest for peaceful encounters across ideas and traditionally opposed confessions (This city is known, for good reason, as the "city of peace" (German “Friedensstadt”" target="_blank">">...) between Protestants and Catholics). On the other hand, Augsburg has also played a central role —above all, through the Fugger and Welser families in the 16th century— in the formation of transcontinental trade networks, including, sadly, a prominent participation in the slave trade. With this in mind, we also welcome work on social and linguistic conflicts and their possible resolutions (including aspects of language policy and multilingual education, among others). This may also include pieces focused on the linguistic consequences of the emergence of globalization and capitalism as of the Early Modern period.

- Thirdly, we would like to encourage the participation of colleagues whose expertise is in line with the research areas of the organizer of this event, the Chair" target="_blank"> of Applied Linguistics (Romance Studies), particularly Guarani-Romance and Bantu-Romance language contact, migrant varieties in Latin America, and linguistic geography in multilingual environments.


The abstracts, which should not exceed the limit of 400 words, can be submitted through ConfTool.

The link to ConfTool for registration can be found target="_blank" rel="noopener">here.


As usual, abstracts will be assessed on the basis of the following three criteria:

1. The relevance and significance of the proposed topic within the framework of the conference research areas.

2. Clarity of argument, methodology and theoretical framework.

3. The possible contribution the paper can make in the context of previous and current research in the same field.


The ACBLPE meeting (Sept 8-10, 2022) will be one of the events devoted to language contact during a week that will also include the workshop Creole studies in motion (Sept 7, 2022), which will mostly gather linguists working on non-Iberian Creoles, and the 2nd Meeting of the Red" target="_blank">">Red Internacional BayMis (Sept 10, 2022), which will be devoted to language contact in Misiones, Argentina. All ACBLPE participants will also be able to attend the talks of the latter two events and participate in the discussions.

Área temática:Lenguas indígenas o de fuerte tradición oral y/o transmisión comunitaria, Lingüística histórica, Lingüística románica, Sociolingüística, Tipología, Variedades del español

Keynote speakers: 

- Peter Bakker (Aarhus University): Why do we have diverse and abundant Spanish pidgins but few Spanish creoles, in contrast to few Portuguese pidgins and diverse Portuguese creoles?

- Azucena Palacios (UAM): "La creación lingüística en las situaciones de contacto: más allá de los préstamos o los usos "desviados""

- Nicholas Quint (CNRS): Mapping diatopic variation in Upper-Guinea. Some preliminary results


In addition: 

- Hende kumo suto ('people like us' / 'one of ours') - last lecture by Armin Schwegler 

- John Lipski's plenary talk at the 2nd Meeting of the International Network BayMis (s. futher below)


Comité científico

Nélia Alexandre
Hugo Cardoso
Miguel Gutiérrez Maté
Tjerk Hagemeijer
Joachim Steffen
Dominika Swolkien
Eduardo Tobar
Chiara Truppi
Evelyn Wiesinger

Comité organizador

Miguel Gutiérrez Maté, Universität Augsburg

Joachim Steffen, Universität Augsburg

Evelyn Wiesinger, Univerisität Tübingen

Eduardo Tobar Delgado, Universidade de Vigo

Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el15 de marzo de 2022
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:15 de abril de 2022
Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:

español, inglés, alemán, portugués

Remitente:Miguel Gutiérrez Maté
Institución: Universität Augsburg
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:19 de enero de 2022