LINGUIST List 26.4983

Mon Nov 09 2015

Confs: Historical Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 09-Nov-2015
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: Satellite Meeting: The History of Historical Phonology
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Satellite Meeting: The History of Historical Phonology

Date: 02-Dec-2015 - 02-Dec-2015
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact: Patrick Honeybone
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Given that there will be a number of people who are interested in historical phonology in Edinburgh the day before the Second Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology, we have organised a satellite workshop on the fringes of the symposium (on the afternoon before the symposium starts) devoted to the history of the discipline. This workshop is intended to be a relatively informal venue for discussion of a number of issues related to the history of historical phonology, and all the speakers in the session were invited to take part. It is not a formal part of the symposium and everyone is welcome to attend.

Details about how to attend the session will be posted on the website:


Andras Cser (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
The problem of abstractness in nineteenth-century phonology and morphology

Marc Pierce (University of Texas at Austin)
Towards a historiography of 'Morphologically Conditioned Sound Changes'

3.30-4.00pm Break

B. Elan Dresher (University of Toronto)
A history of Contrastive Feature Hierarchies in diachronic phonology [title TBC]

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