The South Caucasian Chalk Circle-3 (SCCC-3)

Dates: 2-4 October, 2023

Location: Ilia State University 

 Kakutsa Cholokashvili Avenue 3/5 Tbilisi, Georgia 

The first SCCC met in Paris in September 2016 and was followed up by smaller meetings in North America and the second SCCC in Tbilisi in 2018. There was an unfortunate break due to the pandemic, and we are delighted to resume the meetings in person.

Following up on its general theme, SCCC-3 will bring together linguists working on different aspects of the scientific study of language and experts in Georgian and South Caucasian (Kartvelian) languages and will place special emphasis on the morphology and morphosyntax of polypersonal grammatical systems. As in the prior meetings, SCCC will include several tutorials, presentation and poster sessions, to create as much space for informal discussions as possible. In 2023, SCCC will also host tutorials on bilingualism, child language development, and experimental design in linguistic research.

The conference will be held in person, but hybrid options will be considered.

The conference will be continued with Fall School of linguistics 5-9/10 October.

The conference and Fall School will have a big variation of linguistic fields: Kartvelian languages (Georgian, Svan, Laz, Megrelian), Basque, endangered languages, language development, bilingualism, sign languages, neurolinguistics, morphology, phonology, syntax, lexicography, language heritage, dialectology, typology, corpus linguistics and language acquisition.

The professors and doctoral students from different American and European Universities and research centers (University of Maryland, USA; University of Paris 8, France; CNRS – Université Côte d’Azur, IKER. Bayonne, France; University of South California. USA; Université Paris Cité, France; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Boğaziçi University, Turkey; University of Milan Bicocca, Italy; University of Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France; University of Chicago, USA; CNRS, SFL, Paris, France; Bar-Ilan University, Israel; Rice University Houston, Texas, USA, University of California, Berkeley, MIT, Boston, USA; University of Montréal, Canada, Queen Mary University of London (UK),  University of Toronto (Canada),University of Florence (Italy), University of Nantes (France) will participate in the event.