LINGUIST List 26.2489

Thu May 14 2015

Confs: General Ling, Historical Ling, Sociolinguistics, Syntax/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 13-May-2015
From: Philipp Stöckle <>
Subject: Workshop European Dialect Syntax VIII
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Workshop European Dialect Syntax VIII
Short Title: Edisyn VIII

Date: 11-Jun-2015 - 13-Jun-2015
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Contact: Philipp Stöckle
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The eighth Edisyn Workshop aims at bringing together scholars working in the field of dialect syntax and syntactic microvariation. The general topic of the workshop will be

''Pathways of Syntactic Diffusion''.

Therefore contributions addressing diachronic, diatopic or diastratic perspectives on the dynamics of syntactic variation are especially welcome, although no thematic restrictions apply. We continue to welcome project presentations by new members of the Edisyn network, and we would particularly like to encourage PhD students to submit their proposals.

We plan to reserve an afternoon for exchanging practical issues concerning the cartographic representation and geographic modelling of linguistic data as well as corpus building. If you would like to make a contribution or participate in this part of the workshop, let us know in advance via email.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 20 minutes talks (plus 10 min discussion). Submissions are limited to 1 single authored and 1 jointly authored abstract. Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages including figures, examples and references. Please send your abstract as an attachment (PDF format) by email to the organizing committee ( To ensure a double-blind peer review process, submissions should be anonymous. Contact details (name, affiliation and email) along with the title of the talk should be included in the body of the email.

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