LINGUIST List 30.4613

Thu Dec 05 2019

Confs: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Nov-2019
From: Rik Vosters <>
Subject: Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum
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Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum
Short Title: HSYRF-2020

Date: 06-Mar-2020 - 07-Mar-2020
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact: Rik Vosters
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce the third edition of the Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF-2020), which will take place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) on 6-7 March 2020.

This yearly event is aimed at early career researchers – MA and PhD students, postdocs, and other young (at heart) researchers –, offering a mix of lectures, master classes and hands-on workshops on various topics relevant to anyone interested in historical sociolinguistics or language history more generally.

The 2020 edition features:

- a masterclass on historical register variation by Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
- a hands-on workshop on indexicality and enregisterment by by Joan Beal (University of Sheffield)
- a hands-on workshop on analysing multilingual practices in historical corpora by Jukka Tyrkkö (Linnæus University)
- the Bad Data Keynote Lecture on the challenge of ‘bad data’ by Marijke van der Wal (Leiden University)

Where? VUB - Brussels
When? 6-7 March 2020

For more info on the program and how to sign up, please visit:

Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Gijsbert Rutten (Universiteit Leiden)
Eline Lismont (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Conference assistant:
Fatima Ali (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) –

Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Doctoral School of Humanities (DSh)
Center for Linguistics (CLIN)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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