LINGUIST List 31.1213

Tue Mar 31 2020

Calls: Indo-European; Historical Ling, Morphology, Phonology, Syntax, Typology/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 31-Mar-2020
From: Krishnan Ram-Prasad <>
Subject: Indo-European Reconstruction: Problems, possibilities and new perspectives
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Full Title: Proto-Indo-European Reconstruction: Problems, possibilities and new perspectives
Short Title: PIER Cambridge 2020

Date: 01-Oct-2020 - 02-Oct-2020
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Krishnan Ram-Prasad
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Phonology; Syntax; Typology

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Call Deadline: 06-May-2020

Meeting Description:

***Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, we’ve had to postpone our conference, so it will now run from 1-2nd Oct 2021. We will make more information available here on LinguistList next year.***

Original Conference Posting:

At the beginning of a new decade, this conference aims to re-energise discussions surrounding the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European (PIE), the common ancestor of the Indo-European (IE) language family. We invite papers that tackle head-on the familiar challenges one faces in attempting linguistic reconstruction, and explain how we can overcome them with perhaps unfamiliar approaches.

We are delighted to be joined by two keynote speakers:

Prof Elisabeth Rieken (Phillips University of Marburg) will give a talk entitled “Beyond Hittite: Anatolian in Proto-Indo-European reconstruction today.”

Prof Eugenio R. Luján (Complutense University of Madrid) will give a talk entitled “Structure or Chaos: Syntactic reconstruction and Proto-Indo-European.”

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