The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation.
The abstracts of their plenary speeches have been added to the list below. For the complete conference schedule and abstracts see the information in the rubric Programme.
- Ad Backus (University of Tilburg, The Netherlands)
Special and mundane at the same time: Relevance of contact data for usage-based linguistics
- Adam Jaworski (University of Hong Kong)
Multilingualism as multimodality: The visuality of writing in art, consumer culture and tourism
- Susanne M. Michaelis (Leipzig University, Germany & Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany) Explaining the features of Creole languages: Language shift and the division of labor between substrates and lexifiers
- Salikoko Mufwene (University of Chicago, USA)
Colonization, globalization, and the emergence of Pidgins and Creoles from an evolutionary perspective
- Sarah G. Thomason (University of Michigan, USA)
Speakers' creativity and contact-induced change
- Ghil'ad Zuckermann (University of Adelaide, Australia)
The genesis of Israeli: Language reclamation and cross-fertilization