LINGUIST List 32.1395

Tue Apr 20 2021

Confs: Greek, Modern; Morphology, Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 19-Apr-2021
From: Maxim Kisilier <>
Subject: 9th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
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9th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
Short Title: MGDLT9

Date: 04-Jun-2021 - 05-Jun-2021
Location: Leonidio (Online), Greece
Contact: Maxim Kisilier
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

Meeting Description:

The Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects of the University of Patras, the Laboratory for Greek Dialectology of the Ohio State University ( and the Tsakonian Archives of the Community of Leonidio ( are pleased to announce the 9th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory (MGDLT9), which will be held on June 4-5, 2021, at the Conference and Cultural Centre of Leonidio, the capital of Tsakonian land.

As opposed to other languages (e.g. Romance) and their dialects, Modern Greek dialects are less known among linguists, yet these dialects exhibit a bewildering variety of phenomena due to the fact that many of them have developed in relative isolation (e.g. Tsakonian) or in contact-situations with other dialects and/or other languages (e.g. Grekanico). Modern Greek dialects offer a plethora of interesting or even intriguing data which can be used to test working hypotheses about language structure and language use and can be analyzed in different ways, by appealing to various methods and theories developed in modern linguistics.

The aim of MGDLT is to highlight the importance of Modern Greek dialects for linguistic theory, promote the study of dialectal variation and contribute to the preservation of Greek linguistic heritage. In this context, the conference will host a special theme section on Tsakonian, the only Modern Greek dialect to originate from the Ancient Greek Doric dialect.

MGDLT9 will be organized online. We shall share the links closer to the dates of the conference.

Permanent Scientific Committee: Angela Ralli, Brian D. Joseph, Mark Janse
Local Scientific Committee: Maxim Kisilier, Angela Ralli

Program Information:

The updated program is available here:

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