Welcome to the Creative Unit „Koloniallinguistik ­– Language in Colonial Contexts“ website. These are our current activities and conferences:

Conferences and events in 2017

February 9, 2017 Lecture by Susanne Schuster: “The Making of Greenland ‒ Frühe europäische Ortsnamen in Kalaallit Nunaat” at the Linguistisches Kolloquium WS 2016/17, Bremen University
March 29 ‒ April 2, 2017 Leading of the section „Die Varietäten des Spanischen in Amerika: theoretisch-methodologische Probleme ihrer Erfassung und Beschreibung“ at the Deutscher Hispanistentag 2017 in Munich by Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt and Dr. Álvaro Ezcurra Rivero, Lima

Conferences and events in 2016

February 16 – 17, 2016 Workshop “Koloniale Urbanonyme: Forschungsperspektiven und interdisziplinäre Bezüge” at the University of Würzburg
March 15 – 18, 2016 Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts (BCLL #3): “Postcolonial Knowledges” (University of Bremen)
March 17 – 18, 2016 Workshop “Kolonialtoponymie” at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst
May 18, 2016 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt: “Plurilinguismo e hibridación como recursos de indexicalidad social: dinámicas lingüísticas de los criollos caribeños en la diáspora” at the Simposio Internacional “Lenguas en contacto: desafíos en la diversidad” in Quito
July 13, 2016 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt: “El papel de las gramáticas misioneras en el desarrollo de un discurso de colonialismo lingüístico en Hispanoamérica” at the Congreso Internacional “Español de América: Historia y Contactos” in Pisac
September 14 – 17, 2016 International conference Migrationsbedingte Sprachkontakte in der Romania des 21. Jh., University of Bremen (Teerhof)
September 15, 2016 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt and Dr. Katrin Mutz: “Dynamique de langues créoles dans la diaspora” at the international conference Migrationsbedingte Sprachkontakte in der Romania des 21. Jh., Bremen
November 25, 2016 Lecture by Susanne Schuster: “The Making of Greenland ‒ Early European Place names in Kalaallit Nunaat” at the VIIth meeting of the ACLC Research group Revitalising older linguistic documentation (ROLD) at the University of Amsterdam
December 1, 2016 Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt: “«Utilisé par n’importe qui?» ‒ Das Créole (guyanais) als Vehikularsprache in Französisch-Guayana” in the course of the Linguistic Lectures at the University of Mannheim
December 21, 2016 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt: “Akteure der Emergenz kolonialer Sprachideologien in Hispanoamerika: die widersprüchliche Rolle der Missionare” as part of the lecture series Macht im Widerspruch of the Collaborative Research Initiative “Worlds of Contradiction” (WoC) at the University of Bremen

Conferences and events in 2015

March 30 – 31, 2015 Lectures by members of CULCC at the Workshop „The Linguistic Heritage of Colonial Practice“ Organized by Dr. Brigitte Weber. See also Call for Papers (location: Klagenfurt, Austria)
April 13, 2015 Lecture by Daniel Schmidt-Brücken on ‘… much more valuable is the Native …’ Pragmatic aspects of generic language use in colonial contexts at the conference New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics Conference 2015. (University Łódź/Poland)
June 19, 2015 Lecture by Daniel Schmidt-Brücken on The Digital German Colonial Archive. Empirical prerequisites of a (Post)Colonial Linguistics at the conference 13th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. (University of British Columbia, Vancouver/Kanada)
June/July, 2015 Guest docentship by Prof. Craig Alan Volker in the form of a seminar and a colloquium on the Pidgin-Creole languages of Melanesia. (location: Bremen)
July 15, 2015, 4 – 6 pm Lecture by Daniel Schmidt-Brücken on Korpora und Archive für die (Post)Koloniale Linguistik in the lecture series Korpuslinguistik. (location: Rotunde im Cartesium, Bremen)
July 16, 2015 Lecture by Daniel Schmidt-Brücken on Die linguistische Analyse diskursiven Place-Makings kolonialer Orte at the symposium Benennungspraktiken in Prozessen kolonialer Raumaneignung . (Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst)
July 16 – 18, 2015 International symposium „Benennungspraktiken in Prozessen kolonialer Raumaneignung“ at Hanse-Wissenschafts-Kolleg Delmenhorst (in coop. with Prof. Dr. Axel Dunker) (location: Delmenhorst)
October 1 – 6, 2015 Lecture by Marina Wienberg on Bedrohte Sprache – bedrohte Identität? Soziolinguistische Beobachtungen zur Situation in Neukaledonien at the Deutschen Kongress für Geographie, Fachsitzung Identität in kolonialen und postkolonialen Kontexten. (Humboldt-University, Berlin)
November 5 – 7, 2015 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz and Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke on Complex – but why? On the compositional structure of colonial place names at the Workshop on Proper Names and Morphosyntax. (FU Berlin)
November 13 – 14, 2015 Lecture by Marina Wienberg on Das Abkommen von Nouméa – Bedeutung und Auswirkung für die melanesischen Sprachen und ihre Sprecher at the 8. Nordwestdeutschen Linguistischen Kolloquium (University Bremen)

Conferences and events in 2014

January 9, 2014 12 – 2 pm Opening of the series of lectures „Language in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts“ Lecture by Prof. Dr. Raymond Hickey on „European Colonialism and its Linguistic Consequences” GW2 A 3570
March 11, 2014 Series of lectures „Language in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts“. Lecture by Prof. Dr. Joseph M. Brincat (University of Malta) on „Language Policy in Malta: With Sicilian, Italian, French and English as official languages, how did Maltese survive?“ A cooperation by CULCC and the Malta Centre of University of Bremen
Summer term 2014 thursday 6-20p.m. Lecture series „Stadt und Kommunikation“ [City and communication] In cooperation with the Institute for Geography (location: SFG 2010)
April 4, 2014 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke: “Dutch, French, German, and Italian Toponymic Colonialism – and its Postcolonial Repercussions” at the International Workshop Language and Colonialim, New York University, New York/USA
April 15, 2014 Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke: “(Post)Koloniale Semantizität deutscher Ortsnamen” at the University of Warsaw
May 19, 2014 12 – 2 pm Series of lectures „Language in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts“. Lecture by Prof. Dr. Michael Meeuwis (Universiteit Gent) on „Prolegomena to any sane study of Belgian colonial and missionary linguistics“, GW2 A 3570
Summer term 2014 Series of lectures „Language in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts“
June 15, 2014 Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke: “Wie kolonialer Raum deklariert wird – Aspekte einer (post)kolonialen Toponomastik des Deutschen” at the University of Erlangen
June 26, 2014 Lecture Prof. Stolz & Prof. Warnke on „Colonial and Postcolonial Toponymy“ (location: University of Cologne)
August 17 – 31, 2014 Interdisciplinary DAAD-summer academy Bremen 2014 “Discourse – interdisciplinary” (ISAB Discourse). Website
September 3 – 7, 2014 Second Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts (BCLL #2). Website
October 16 – 17, 2014 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke: “Some ideas on ‘radical flatness’ in postcolonial discourse linguistics” at the University of Cape Town
October 30, 2014 12 – 2 pm Series of lectures “Language in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts”. Lecture by Prof. Dr. David Britain (University of Bern) on “Postcolonial Japanese and English in Micronesia”. (location: GW2 A3570)
December 4, 2014 3:00 – 4:30 pm Series of lectures „Language in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts“. Lecture by Susanne Maria Michaelis (MPI Leipzig) on “The Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures”. (location: GW2 A3570)
Winter term 2014/15 Lecture series “Interdisciplinary Aspects of Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics“

Conferences and events in 2013

March 06, 2013 Presentation by Prof. Stolz „Colonial and postcolonial linguistics“ (location: Jacobs University Bremen)
Summer term 2013 wednesday 6-8p.m. Lecture series „Sprache und Kolonialismus“ [Language and Colonialism] (location: Rotunde at the Cartesium)
May 31 – June 02, 2013 Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Überseegeschichte 2013 on „Koloniallinguistik“ [Colonial Linguistics].Website
June 19 – 25, 2013 International guest lectureship Prof. Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University) on „Ontologie, Lexikon und Kognitionswissenschaften“ [Ontology, Lexicon, and Cognitive Science].
August 11 – 25, 2013 Interdisciplinary DAAD-summer academy Bremen 2013 „Sprache und Kolonialismus“ [Language and Colonialism] (ISAB SuKo)
September 3 – 8, 2013 International Conference on Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics. Website
November 8, 2013 Lecture by Prof Dr. Thomas Stolz and Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke: “Kolonialzeitliche Toponymie” at the 7. Workshop Koloniallinguistik, University of Wuppertal
November 19 – 21, 2013 3rd annual conference Diskurs – interdisziplinär [discourse – interdisciplinary] on „Die Gegenwärtigkeit historischer Diskursformationen. Begriffsgeschichte – Historische Pragmatik – Textuelle Historizität“. To website, schedule, call for papers.