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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory

Short Title: MGDLT6
Location: Patras, Greece
Start Date: 25-Sep-2014 - 28-Sep-2014
Contact: Angela Ralli
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Meeting Description: The Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects (Department of Philology, Linguistics Section) of the University of Patras (Greece) is pleased to
announce the 6th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects & Linguistic Theory (MGDLT6), which will be held on September 25-28, 2014, at the Conference and Cultural Centre of the University of Patras. The organization of this conference will be part of the celebrations for the
50th anniversary of the University of Patras, while it continues the series that began in Patras, in 2000, and had its latest instantiation in Ghent
(Belgium), 2012.

As opposed to other languages (e.g. Romance) and their dialects, the Modern Greek dialects are less known among linguists, yet these dialects exhibit a bewildering variety of phenomena due to the fact that many of them have developed in relative isolation or in contact-situations with other dialects and/or other languages. Modern Greek dialects offer a plethora of interesting or even intriguing data which can be used to test working hypotheses about language structure and language use and can be analyzed in different ways, by appealing to different methods and theories developed in modern linguistics.

The aim of MGDLT is to highlight the importance of Modern Greek dialects for linguists, whether they are interested in phonetics & phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, psycho- or sociolinguistics, historical and contact linguistics.

On September 26, 2014, the conference will host a special theme section on dialectal morphology in language-contact situations.

The three guest speakers are:

Prof. Amalia Arvaniti (University of Kent)
Prof. Petya Assenova (University of Sofia)
Emeritus Prof. Gaberel Drachman (Universität Salzburg)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Morphology; Sociolinguistics; Typology
Subject Language: Greek, Modern
LL Issue: 25.1520

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