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Full Title: Systematic Semantic Change

Location: Austin, TX, USA
Start Date: 05-Apr-2013 - 06-Apr-2013
Contact: Ashwini Deo
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin will host a two day workshop on Semantic Change on April 5-6, 2013.

Invited Speakers:

Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford, CSLI)
Östen Dahl (Stockholm)
Regine Eckardt (Göttingen)
Larry Horn (Yale)
Roumyana Pancheva (USC)
Scott Schwenter (OSU)
Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford)

This workshop is sponsored by the Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program at UT Austin. It is organized by Ashwini Deo (Harrington Faculty Fellow-2012-13) with the support of the UT Linguistics Department.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics; Typology
LL Issue: 24.1431

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