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Full Title: 3rd Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English

Short Title: CBDA-3
Location: Amiens, France
Start Date: 06-Jun-2013 - 08-Jun-2013
Contact: Brian Lowrey
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.cbdaconference.org/
Meeting Description: The 3rd edition of the Colloque Bisannuel sur la Diachronie de l’Anglais (CBDA-3) will take place in Amiens, France, at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Pôle Cathédrale, Placette Lafleur, 80000 Amiens, from Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 June 2013. The aim of the conference is to provide linguists working on the history of English, both in France and elsewhere, with an opportunity to present their work and to discuss recent developments within the field of English historical linguistics.

Parallel to the conference itself, a series of workshops will also be organized, on a variety of topics, including the study of specific texts or genres, or manuscripts.

The registration fee for the conference will be 30 Euros (students: 15 Euros). Information concerning hotels and transport to and from the city of Amiens can be found on the conference website:

Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.1058

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