Maximum length: 500 words or 1 single-spaced page. Abstracts must be anonymous; do not put your name or other identifying information on the abstract. The conference languages will be English, Yiddish and German.
The following scholars have accepted to deliver a keynote talk at the workshop:
Molly Diesing is well known for her work on the syntax/semantics interface. The Yiddish language always plays an important role in it. Widely known are her papers on the Syntax of Aspect, Verb Second, and wh-dependencies in Yiddish. At YiLaS2 she'll give a keynote on her latest work.
Neil Jacobs is an expert on Yiddish phonology, morphology, and language history, and has also worked in the areas of post-Yiddish Jewish ethnolects, and language use in Jewish cabaret. His book »Yiddish: A linguistic introduction« (2005) is a major synthesis of Yiddish language structure, history, and dialectology.
Steffen Krogh’s work on Yiddish covers a large area. Among others, he published on Transcarpathian, (Haredi) Satmar Yiddish, as well as on German or Slavic influences on Yiddish. Krogh is focused on empirically based descriptions of Yiddish language structures.
Address - Vortragsraum der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
Gebäude 24.41 1. Stock, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf
get there - subways no. U73, U79, 704 to "Universität Ost/ Botanischer Garten", or
busses no. 735, 835 to "Universität Mitte"
From the city center you can get to the university by public transport easily. Contact us if you need recommendations for hotels or hostels.
E-mail - yilas2conference(at)gmail.com
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