LINGUIST List 27.3882

Fri Sep 30 2016

Confs: Historical Linguistics/Australia

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 28-Sep-2016
From: Rachel Hendery <>
Subject: Investigating Causes of Language Change
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Investigating Causes of Language Change

Date: 15-Nov-2016 - 16-Nov-2016
Location: Parramatta, Sydney, Australia
Contact: Rachel Hendery
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This interdisciplinary 2-day symposium aims at bringing together linguists interested in investigating causes of language change and experts in areas outside linguistics that are often seen as containing triggers for language change. The concrete goal is to outline a research programme and investigative approaches that systematically investigate causes of language change using interdisciplinary approaches combining linguistic with extra-linguistic expertise.

Day 1 features specialists in speech production, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, psychology and economics as well as historical linguistics giving overviews of their relevant fields. On day 2 interested researchers join together in workshops to develop concrete approaches. We call for registrations by interested researchers for one or both days to join this symposium via email to the organisers by 31 October 2016 (at For day 1 a broader audience is welcome, but for day 2 we ask to register only if you have a concrete interest in researching causes of language change from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Cathi Best (Western Sydney University), Child Language
Prof. Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (University of South Australia), Neuroscience
Dr Tegan Cruwys (University of Queensland), Psychology
Prof. Anne Cutler (Western Sydney University), Psycholinguistics
Dr Astrid Hopfensitz (Toulouse School of Economics), Economics
Prof. Matthias Schlesewsky (University of South Australia), Neuroscience

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