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Conference Information

Full Title: International Conference on Historical Linguistics 23

Short Title: ICHL23
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Start Date: 31-Jul-2017 - 04-Aug-2017
Contact: Bridget Drinka
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Meeting Description: The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL23) will take place at the Hotel Contessa on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, from 31 July – 4 August, 2017, hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio. The biennial conference brings together historical linguists and specialists in related fields to focus on recent advances in such areas as computational methods of reconstruction, areal and typological approaches to historical linguistics, the role of contact in language change, formal properties of change, language variation and change, the diachronic analysis of endangered languages, and other areas of interest.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Henning Andersen (UCLA)
Claire Bowern (Yale)
Michela Cennamo (Naples, Federico II)
Patience Epps (UT-Austin)
Geoffrey Khan (Cambridge)
Marianne Mithun (UC Santa Barbara)
Salikoko Mufwene (Chicago)
Rena Torres Cacoullos (Penn State

Details concerning abstract submission for the general sessions, registration, accommodations, and the social program are available or will be available in the near future on our website,
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 27.4717

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Endangered Languages and Historical Linguistics
Diachrony & Subordination. Theory and Corpus Analysis
Loss of Inflection
Paradigm Leveling
Arabic and Contact-Induced Change
Alignment Typology in Diachronic Perspective
Development of Aspect and Tense Systems
Logical Vocabulary and Logical Change
Germanic and Romance. Probing the Similarities and Differences
Atomizing Linguistic Change and the Nuclear Step
New Historical Perspectives on Non-Dominant Speakers as Agents of Contact-Induced Language Change

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