20th Annual Conference of the Association of Portuguese and Spanish-lexified Creoles (ACBLPE)

“Contactos linguísticos como continuum e continuidades epistemológicas na linguística de contacto”


“Contactos lingüísticos como continuum y continuidades epistemológicas en la lingüística de contacto”


“Sprachkontakte als Kontinuum und epistemologische Kontinuitäten in der Sprachkontaktforschung“


“Language contact as a continuum and epistemological continuities in language contact research”



September 8-10, 2022, Augsburg


The 20th conference of the  ACBLPE will be held at the University of Augsburg in  Augsburg, Germany from September 8 - 10, 2022. This annual meeting will be one of the events devoted to language contact during a week that will also include two smaller events: the workshop Creole studies in motion (September 7-8, 2022) and the Second Meeting of the  Red Internacional BayMis (September 9-10, 2022).


As the conference name suggests, we will discuss the continuity between the different results of contact-induced language restructuring (ranging from second language acquisition and interlanguage fossilization processes to creolization, and from code-switching phenomena and different types of lexical borrowing to the formation of mixed languages). Similarly, we will address the continuity between contact linguistics and related domains (anthropology, sociology, and population genetics). A further area of interest is the historical configuration of (Ibero-)creolistics as a linguistic (sub)discipline, one which can be regarded as more or less autonomous and is generally situated at a crossroads between different research areas like Romance, African and Austronesian studies.


On the other hand, the conference will address issues that can be associated, directly or indirectly, with the spirit of the host city, which is famous for two historical traditions. Firstly, Augsburg has led a centuries-old quest for peaceful encounters across ideas and traditionally opposed confessions (This city is known, for good reason, as the "city of peace" (G. “ Friedensstadt”)). Secondly, Augsburg has also played a central role —above all, through the Fugger and Welser families in the 16th century— in the formation of transcontinental trade networks, including, sadly, a prominent participation in the slave trade. With this in mind, there will be room for research on social and linguistic conflicts and their possible resolutions (including aspects of language policy and multilingual education, among others), as well as for pieces focused on the linguistic consequences of the emergence of globalization and capitalism as of the Early Modern period.


The languages of the conference are Portuguese, Spanish, German, and English.


The realization of this event has received funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), through its programme International Scientific Events.  


For any question related to the organization of this conference, contact:  acblpe2022@philhist.uni-augsburg.de



Call for Papers (em português)


Call for Papers (en español)


Call for Papers (auf Deutsch)


Call for Papers (in English)


Looking forward to meeting you in Augsburg,


The organizing committee:


Dr. Miguel Gutiérrez Maté (Augsburg)

Prof. Dr. Joachim Steffen (Augsburg)

Prof. Dr. Evelyn Wiesinger (Tübingen)

Dr. Eduardo Tobar Delgado (Vigo)

Leonie Ette (Augsburg)

Christian Wilson (Augsburg)

Patricia de Ramos (Augsburg)

Niklas Schmidt (Augsburg)

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Outside Buco Zau (Mayombe region; Cabinda, Angola) © Miguel Gutiérrez