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Full Title: Etymological Symposium Brno 2014: Etymological Research of Old Church Slavonic

Short Title: ES 2014
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Start Date: 09-Sep-2014 - 11-Sep-2014
Contact: Ilona Janyskova
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Meeting Description: The etymological department of the Institute of the Czech Language of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic will hold the conference “Etymological Symposium Brno 2014: Etymological Research of Old Church Slavonic: from the Slavonic, Indo-European and General Linguistic Perspective” in Brno, from 9–11 September 2014. The conference will contain a poster session.

The contributions are expected to focus on theoretical and practical aspects of the diachronic linguistic research illustrated especially on the data from Old Church Slavonic in the Slavonic, Indo-European and general linguistic context.

Conference organizers: Dr. Ilona Janyskova and Dr. Helena Karlikova
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language Family: Slavic Subgroup
LL Issue: 25.112

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