LINGUIST List 31.136

Thu Jan 09 2020

Confs: Greek, Gen Ling / Slovenia

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 08-Jan-2020
From: Christina Manouilidou <>
Subject: A glimpse into Greek Linguistics
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A glimpse into Greek Linguistics

Date: 15-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2020
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact: Jerneja Kavcic
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient; Greek, Cappadocian; Greek, Modern; Greek, Mycenaean; Middle Greek; Slovenian

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Meeting Description:

The conference is devoted to the Greek language and linguistics and it explores different aspects of its study. It brings together a mix of young and established researchers working on Greek language, providing a glimpse into aspects of historical and synchronic research on Greek as well as new advancements within the scope of neuroscience.

It is organised by Cankarjev dom in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts, (Departments of Classical Philology and Department of Comparative and General Linguistics, University of Ljubljana) and it will take place on Wednesday, January 15th at Cankarjev Dom, Prešernova 10, Ljubljana.

No attendance fee is required.


Jerneja Kavčič (Department of Classics)
Christina Manouilidou (Department of Comparative and General Linguistics)


Welcome addresses:
Dean Roman Kuhar
academician Peter Štih, vice-president of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
his excellency Eleftherios Kouvaritakis, the ambassador of the Hellenic Republic in Slovenia

Brian Joseph (Ohio State University): The decipherment of Linear B: opening a window into Greek in the prehistoric Mediterranean

Orest Xherija (University of Chicago): Restoring ancient text with artificial intelligence: the case of Greek

11.10‒11.40: Coffee break

Geoffrey Horrocks (University of Cambridge): What's in the middle? Two voices or three?

Brian Joseph (Ohio State University), Jerneja Kavčič (University of Ljubljana), Christopher Brown (Ohio State University): Teaching Modern Greek to classicists

13.20‒14.30: Lunch break

Spyridoula Varlokosta (University of Athens): Patterns of (morpho)syntactic production and comprehension in aphasia: the contribution of Greek

Christina Manouilidou (University of Ljubljana) and Michaela Nerantzini (University of Ioannina): Language disorders from antiquity to modern era

16.10‒16.40: Coffee break

Matej Hriberšek (University of Ljubljana): At the intersection of Slovenian and Greek: lexicographer Dominik Pen and his work

17.10 ‒18.10:
Mark Janse (University of Gent & Harvard University): From Katpatuka to Ionanistan: the rise, demise and resurrection of Cappadocian Greek, a language once believed dead

Projection of the documentary ''Last words''

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