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Full Title: Early English Dialect Morphosyntax

Location: Leuven, Belgium
Start Date: 14-Jul-2014 - 17-Jul-2014
Contact: George Walkden
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: “Early English Dialect Morphosyntax” is a proposed workshop for the 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. The focus of this workshop is the long-neglected issue of diatopic variation in the morphosyntax of Old and Middle English.

Traditionally, handbooks and overview articles have had little to say about dialectal variation in OE and ME morphosyntax, partly due to the sparsity of the surviving material. However, a flurry of recent work has shown that this pessimistic position is in need of qualification: syntactic dialect differences within OE and ME can be identified, provided that the (admittedly limited) non-West-Saxon OE material is used with care.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: English, Old; English, Middle
LL Issue: 24.3615

This is a session of the following meeting:
18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

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