Objective and Content of the Conference

The contribution of Maltese to general linguistics


After 3 successful conferences in Bremen and Malta we are happy to announce the 4th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics in Lyon on June 17-19, 2013 with the main topic The contribution of Maltese to general linguistics. The conference will be jointly organized by Għaqda Internazzjonali tal-Lingwistika Maltija and by the University Lyon 2 (Gilbert Puech).

Invited speakers:

  • Martine Vanhove (Villejuif)
  • Mauro Tosco (Torino)

We invite abstracts for oral presentations on all topics related to Maltese linguistics, as well as papers focusing on Maltese in relation to other languages. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Historical approaches to Maltese and related languages
  • Language contact
  • Computational approaches to Maltese and Semitic languages
  • Typological perspectives on Maltese and related languages
  • Language acquisition in the Maltese context
  • Variation and dialectology in the Maltese context
  • Lexicography
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Maltese in the European context

Abstracts for oral presentations should not exceed 300 words. Each presentation should be no longer than 20 minutes; 10 minutes are given for questions and/or discussion. The conference language is English.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee:

  • Thomas Stolz (Bremen)
  • Ray Fabri (Malta)
  • Beth Hume (Christchurch)
  • Martine Vanhove (Villejuif)
  • Albert Borg (Malta)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 1, 2013
Please send abstracts to the following address: ghaqda@uni-bremen.de

Notification of abstract acceptance: May 17 2013

Registration fees:

  • 100 € for early birds (before April 17, 2013)
  • 140 € for late comers (after April 17, 2013)
  • 50 € for students
  • Note: Accepted speakers will also be able to benefit from the reduced conference fee even after April 17.

Please transfer the registration fees using the following details:

Université Lumière Lyon2
IBAN: FR76 1007 1690 0000 0010 0433 266
Reference: YOUR NAME P90100 - GHILM conference