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Creole and pidgin language structure in cross-linguistic perspective
August 18-19, 2013

Date: August 18-19, 2013

Coordinated by Susanne Maria Michaelis

The four volumes of the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structues (APiCS) are scheduled to appear in August 2013, and on this occasion we are meeting to discuss creole and pidgin languages in a typological perspective.

The workshop will take place on August 18-19 in Leipzig, just after the biennial conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology. It will be open for anyone to attend.

At the workshop, the editors will present the books and introduce the online APiCS database. In addition we hope that quite a few APiCS contributors will be able to come and give presentations. The focus of the workshop should be on cross-linguistic comparison (universal, typological and substratal aspects).



Sunday, 18 August

Universität Leipzig
Universitätsstr. 3 (Lecture Hall Building, Lecture Hall 8)
04109 Leipzig

Monday, 19 August

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6 (Seminar room 4th floor)
04103 Leipzig


Invited speakers:

  • Peter Bakker (Aarhus University)
  • Jeff Good (University at Buffalo)
  • Claire Lefebvre (University du Québec à Montréal)


Bakker, Peter, Aymeric Daval-Markussen, Mikael Parkvall & Ingo Plag. 2011.
Creoles are typologically distinct from non-creoles. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. 26(1), 5-42.
Good, Jeff. 2012. Typologizing grammatical complexities or Why creoles may be paradigmatically simple but syntagmatically average. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. 27(1), 1-47.
Lefebvre, Claire. 2011. Creoles, their substrates, and language typology. Amsterdam: Benjamins.


Susanne Maria Michaelis
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Linguistics
Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 341 35 50 317