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Full Title: Diachronic Slavonic Syntax: Language Contact vs. Internal Factors

Short Title: DSSL
Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
Start Date: 12-Oct-2013 - 14-Oct-2013
Contact: Jasmina Grkovic-Major
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Meeting URL: http://www.dssl2.info
Meeting Description: The Department of Serbian Language and Linguistics, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in cooperation with the Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Regensburg, Germany, will host a three-day workshop on diachronic Slavonic syntax, with special reference to the language contact vs. internal factors.

The workshop is dedicated to the study of the causes and mechanisms of syntactic change in Slavonic languages, with special reference to internal vs. contact-induced factors, and their interplay in the process of syntactic change. Its aim is to promote recent developments in the field, both theoretical and methodological, as well as dialogue between different theoretical approaches and linguistic schools.

We are pleased to announce that the following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation at the Conference:

Mirjam Fried (Prague)
Philip Minlos (Moscow)
Michael Moser (Vienna)
Björn Wiemer (Mainz)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language Family: Slavic Subgroup
LL Issue: 24.269

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