Notice: The detailed programme including rooms and times is in preparation. An overview of all talks with links to the abstracts can be found on page Abstracts

Saturday, March 03, 2012
Russian Empire
9:30–9:45 Inauguration
9:45–10:30 Thomas Stolz (Bremen) Different kinds of linguistic Empires - Guidelines for the discussion of a newly introduced concept
10:30–10:45 Coffee break
10:45–11:15 Gregory D. S. Anderson (Salem/Washington D.C.) Linguistic and Socio-Historical Perspectives on Russian Colonialism and Hegemony in Native Siberia
11:15–11:45 Lenore A. Grenoble (Chicago) Contact-induced change and language shift: The impact of Russian
11:45–12:15 Ekaterina Gruzdeva (Helsinki) Sociolinguistic and linguistic outcomes of Nivkh-Russian language contact
12:15–13:45 Lunch break
13:45–14:15 Boglárka Janurik (Szeged) Structural changes in the code-switching variety of Erzya
14:15–14:45 Inna Kaysina (Bremen) Russian grammatical borrowings in Udmurt
14:45–15:00 Coffee break
cancelled Jargal Badagarov (Ulan-Ude) Russian Expansion and northern Mongolic: Russian borrowings in the 19th century Buryat documents
15:00–15:30 Erzhen Khilkhanova (Ulan-Ude) Internal Factors of Code-Switching in the Buryat-Russian Bilingual Discourse
15:30–16:00 Polina Dashinimaeva (Ulan-Ude) Psychoneurophysiological issues of language competition (empirical data from the Buryat-Russian codes coexistence)
16:00–16:30 Nelia Zhamaganova (Ulan-Ude) The Buryat language in the age of globalization: perspectives of the ethnic minorities' language development (linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects)
16:30–17:00 Discussion: Is there a leitmotif for the Russian case?


Sunday, March 04, 2012
Russian Empire
10:00–10:30 Anna Verschik (Tallinn) Contact-induced language change in a former imperial language: the case of Estonia's Russian
10:30–11:00 Anastassia Zabrodskaja (Tartu) Russian-Estonian bidirectional transfer
11:00–11:15 Coffee break
11:15–11:45 Gerd Hentschel (Oldenburg) Mixed discourse, mixed speech, mixed lect: the case of Russian and Belarussian in Belarus
11:45–12:15 Diana Lindner (Oldenburg) Collective Convictions of the Mixed Speech Speaker in Belarus
12:15–12:45 Thomas Menzel (Oldenburg) Belarusian vs. Russian, regularity vs. irregularity in adjective and adverb comparison of Mixed Speech in Belarus
12:45–14:15 Lunch break
14:15–14:45 Svitlana Shakh (Hamburg) Asymmetrical bilingualism in the Russophone urban areas of Ukraine and its linguistic outcomes
14:45–15:15 Françoise Guérin (Paris) The evolution of Chechen in asymmetric contact with Russian
15:15–15:45 Tamara Borgoiakova (Abakan) Language Policies and Language Loyalties after Twenty Years in Post-Soviet Russia: the Case of Khakassia
15:45–16:00 Coffee break
cancelled Gulshen Sakhatova (Bremen) Levels of Turkmen-Russian Interpenetration
16:00–16:30 Marina Wienberg (Bremen) Russian lexical borrowings in Kazakh texts
cancelled Nataliya Levkovych (Bremen) N.N.
16:30–17:00 Discussion
Evening Dinner


Monday, March 05, 2012
Arabian Empire and Chinese Empire
10:00–10:30 Urs Gösken (Bern) "Arabic" perception of Persian words by Persian native speakers themselves
10:30–11:00 Mohand Tilmatine (Cádiz) Arabization and Linguistic domination: Berber and Arabic in the North of Africa
11:00–11:15 Coffee break
11:15–11:45 Mauro Tosco (Torino) "Imperial empires" and "democratic empires": Arabic and the "minorities", yesterday and today
11:45–12:15 Kees Versteegh (Nijmegen) An empire of learning: Arabic as a global language
12:15–12:45 Olivier Bailblé (Beijing) Mechanisms of syntactic and semantic change in Korean Language from the end of the 15th century to present: focus on problems of external borrowing
12:45–14:15 Lunch break
14:15–14:45 Katia Chirkova (Paris) Competing influences of Tibetan and Chinese on the languages of the Sino-Tibetan borderland
14:45–15:15 Picus Ding (Hong Kong) Chinese Influence on Vietnamese: a Sinospheric tale
15:15–15:45 Coffee break
15:45–16:15 Henning Klöter (Bochum) Patterns of Language Contact and the flow of loanwords: the case of Taiwan in the 20th century
16:15–16:45 Erika Sandman (Helsinki) Chinese in Contact with Tibetan - the Case of Wutun Language
16:45–17:15 Min Wang (Tokyo) Re-recognition of East Asian Cultural Sphere (Kanji Cultural Sphere)
17:15–17:45 Discussion: In how far is the Chinese linguistic Empire different from the Russian and Arabic cases?


Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Chinese Empire and Other Language Constellations
10:00–10:30 Titima Suthiwan (Singapore) Sinosphere and Indosphere in Thai and Khmer: a comparative study of Language Empires of Southeast Asia
10:30–10:45 Coffee break
10:45–11:15 José Antonio Flores Farfán (México, D.F.) From an "imperial" to a minoritized language: the case of Nahuatl
11:15–11:45 Ewald Hekking (Querétaro) The impact of Spanish on Otomí and the language use of its native speakers: a case study of an asymmetrical language contact situation on the highlands of Central Mexico
11:45–12:15 Alejandra Vidal (Formosa) Imme Kuchenbrandt (Frankfurt) Challenges of linguistic diversity in Formosa
12:15–13:45 Lunch break
13:45–14:15 Katrin Mutz (Bremen) Hybrid languages in francophone spaces
14:15–14:45 Steve Pagel (Halle) The aftermath of empire: on the linguistic ecology of Spanish in the Pacific
14:45–15:00 Coffee break
15:00–15:30 Peter Rosenberg (Frankfurt/Oder) Language islands in inundation: German in Russia and Brazil
15:30–16:00 Zsuzsa Salánki (Budapest) Among Russian and Turkic Languages: the Bilingual Situation of a Finno-Ugric Language in the Volga Federal District. The Udmurt Case
16:00–16:30 Discussion: Is it possible to identify recurrent patterns across the cases discussed so far?
Evening Dinner


Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Other Language Constellations - Theory, Methodology, Linguistic Policy
10:00–10:30 Uri Tadmor (Berlin) Language Contact in Malay-Indonesian: The Asymmetry Effect
10:30–11:00 Aina Urdze (Bremen) Diaspora varieties
11:00–11:15 Coffee break
11:15–11:45 Lars Johanson (Mainz) Four language empires: the Uyghur, Mongol, Ottoman, and Russian realms
11:45–12:15 Sonja Novak Lukanovič (Ljubljana) The impact of economy on language diversity in Slovenia
12:15–12:45 Christel Stolz (Bremen) The German linguistic mini-Reich: of past and present assimilation processes
12:45–14:15 Lunch break
cancelled Alicia Fuentes (Barcelona) N.N.
14:15–14:45 Dónall Ó Riágain (Dublin) Cracks in the Foundation of a Language Empire – the Resurgence of Autochthonous Lesser Used Languages in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
14:45–15:15 Søren Wichmann (Leipzig) Loanwords within stable vocabulary from imperial language into other languages of the world
cancelled Martina Schrader-Kniffki (Bremen) Spanish influence in colonial Zapotec in Oaxaca/Mexiko
15:15–15:30 Coffee break
15:30–16:00 Klaus Zimmermann (Bremen) N.N.
16:00–16:30 Thomas Stolz (Bremen) Language Empires and Language Contact
16:30–17:00 Discussion: What have we learned about linguistic Empires?