26-27 April 2013
19th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC-19) to be held at SUNY at Buffalo, NY. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are invited to submit abstracts for 20-minute papers for presentation at GLAC-19. Papers may be on any linguistic or philological aspect of any Germanic language or dialect, including English (to the Early Modern period) and the extraterritorial varieties. Papers from any area of linguistics or philology and from any theoretical perspective are welcome. Authors may submit at most two abstracts. All abstracts will undergo anonymous review. Please submit abstracts online at: GLAC-19 abstract submission. Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2013.
22-27 July 2013
The 19th International Congress of Linguists will be held in Geneva, Switzerland in July 2013. CRLC associate member Claire Bowern will be running the historical session. The conference programme is here and further information about the historical session is here.
5-9 August 2013 International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 21). Some key dates:
Abstracts can be submitted via the conference EasyChair page. See the ICHL conference website for more details.
- February 1, 2013: submission of abstracts
- April 1, 2013: notification of acceptance
- May 1st, 2013: probable deadline for registration
24-25 February 2012
So, what is it then, this Grammaticalization? - Approaches to Refining the Notion Workshop at Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, 24/25 February 2012.
Organizers: Ferdinand von Mengden (FU Berlin) and Horst Simon (FU Berlin).
Invited speakers: Ulrich Detges (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich),
Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University). Conference website: http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fuberlin.de/en/v/Refining_Grammaticalization/index.html
26-30 March, 2012 The Third International Seminar on Vedic Sanskrit will be held 26-30 March, 2012 at the University of Pavia. For further information email Prof. Silvia Luraghi, luraghi AT unipv.it
11-13 April 2012
The Ninth Creolistics Workshop will take place at Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark) April 11-13, 2012. This is an international conference on contact languages, including, but not limited to, pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, converted languages, and multi-ethnolects. The Second Aarhus University Symposium on Connections between Second Language Acquisition and Contact Language Development will be held in conjunction with CW9. The deadline for submitting abstracts is past, but persons interested in this conference can visit the website at http://www.creolistics9.dk/ and can get further information by emailing email@example.com.
19 September 2012 5:30pm Book Launch with refreshments. Rachel Hendery 2012, Relative clauses in time and space: A case study in the methods of diachronic typology (Typological Studies in Language 101) Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Launched by Manuel Delicado Cantero
25-30 July 2011 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics ICHL 2011, to be held at the National Museum of Ethnology (MINPAKU), Osaka, Japan. ICHL-2011 .
27-28 January 2010
Critical Directions in Comparative Austronesian Studies. This workshop is scheduled for 27-28 January, 2010, in the Coombs building at ANU. Details and program can be found on the RSPAS website .
30 April- 2May 2010
Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC) 16 will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information, visit the conference website: GLAC-16 .
28-30 May 2010 Variation and Change in Argument Realization workshop, organized by Jóhanna Barðdal (University of Bergen) and Michela Cennamo (University of Naples Federico II), will be held in Capri and Naples, Please visit the conference's website for more details.
23-27 August 2010
16th International Conference in Historical English Linguistics (ICEHL-16) will be held at the University of Pécs, Hungary. Conference information can be found at: ICEHL-16 .
2-5 September 2010
The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea conference is to be held at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. Conference website: SLE2010 .
Workshop: Subject and transitivity in Indo-European and beyond: A diachronic typological perspective.
This workshop, organized by Leonid Kulikov (Leiden University) and Ilya Serzant (University of Bergen), is part of the 43rd Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 2-5 September 2010. Workshop information can be found at: transitivity.
This workshop, organized by Silvia Luraghi (Università di Pavia) and Tuomas Huumo (University of Tartu), is part of the 43rd Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 2-5 September 2010. Workshop information can be found at: partitives.
Workshop: Multiple source construction in language change
This workshop, organized by Freek Van de Velde (University of Leuven / Research Foundation FWO), Lobke Ghesquière (University of Leuven / IAP), Hendrik De Smet (University of Leuven / Research Foundation FWO), is part of the 43rd Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 2-5 September 2010. Workshop information can be found at: Multi-source.
11-13 November 2010
Grammaticalization and (Inter)Subjectification will be held in Brussels, Belgium. Conference website: GRAMIS2010 .
26-28 August 2009 Historical Language and Literacy in the North Sea Area was held at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Conference webpage: HLLNSA2009.
10-14 August 2009 The XIXth International Conference on Historical Linguistics was held at Radboud University Nijmegen, Centre for Language Studies. Conference webpage: ICHL-09.
22-24 July 2009 The 11th Diachronic Generative Syntax meeting took place at the University of Campinas, Brazil. Conference webpage: DIGS11.
from 6 July to 13 August 2009 The 2009 Linguistic Institute was held in UCB, Berkeley, California. Many courses were offered that were of interest to the CRLC members. Conference webpage: LING-INST.
1-5 July 2009 Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics International Conference, was held at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Conference website: MMECL.
22-26 June 2009 The 11th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics
was held in Aussois, France. Conference website: 11-ICAL.
14-15 May 2009 Reconstructing alignment systems. Workshop held at the University of Bergen, Norway. Conference webpage: IECASTP.
30 April-3 May 2009 Joint meetings of FGLS 8, GLAC 15, and SHEL 6. Banff, Alberta, Canada was the location of joint meetings of these three conferences:
Forum for Germanic Language Studies (FGLS 8)
Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC 15)
Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL 6)
30 June-11 July 2008: LINGFEST
2008: A series of five linguistic events was held at the University
of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. More information is available on the conference website. Of particular interest to CRLC members was the workshop on historical linguistics held on the Friday (4th July) of the ALS meeting.
July 9th, 2006: CRLC
Workshop at Australian Linguistics Society meeting, University of
Grammatical change: theory and description.
See more information here: http://crlc.anu.edu.au/workshop2006.html
July 17-20, 2005:
NRG3 Workshop: University
of Santiago de Compostela
and Grammaticalization – Grammaticalization as Prototype?
“Prototype” is a central notion
in typology and cognitive linguistics, two disciplines closely
related to grammaticalization theory in many respects. Yet there
has been only sporadic reflection so far on the potential role
of prototypes in grammaticalization research. Papers are invited
on any topic that will elucidate the relationship between grammaticalization
and the notion of prototype. Contributions may be theoretical
or empirical (or both). Download the call for papers here: http://crlc.anu.edu.au/workshops/Prototypes
July 31-August 5, 2005:
The 17th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Campus. The deadline for submission
of abstracts for papers (20 min. + 10 min. for discussion) is
March 1, 2005, and decisions will be emailed to authors by April
1. For additional details (including on travel, lodging and registration),
please visit http://csumc.wisc.edu/news_files/ICHL.htm
May - August, 2004:
The CRLC is now holding
a lunchtime reading group on the last Monday of each month. Each
month we discuss a couple of papers on related topics, such as grammaticalisation,
linguistic areas, dialect geography etc. The reading group aims
to stimulate discussion amongst scholars working on issues of language
change at the ANU. For more information (and a program) see the
latest edition of our newsletter: http://crlc.anu.edu.au/newsletter/edition6.html#Reading_Group
July 13-15, 2004: CRLC
Workshop at Australian Linguistics Society meeting, University of
Traditions? Approaching Historical Linguistics from Different Perspectives.
See more information here: http://crlc.anu.edu.au/workshop.html
- July 24-29, 2003: XVII International Congress
of Linguists, Prague, Czech Republic including a session on comparative
linguistics organised by Professor Lyle
Campbell, Department of Linguistics, University of Canterbury, Private
Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand.
- August 11-15, 2003: The
XVIth International Conference on Historical
Linguistics (ICHL 2003), Copenhagen http://www.hum.ku.dk/ichl2003
including a section on Aboriginal languages organised
by William McGregor, University of Aarhus
- September 26-28, 2003: Australian Linguistic Society (ALS)
meeting, Newcastle University, Australia.
Note that the proposed workshop on the theme of “Language
Contact and Language Change”, has
The ALS Conference website is: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/als2003
- November 7-8, 2003: The Fifteenth Annual UCLA Indo-European
Conference, University of California at Los Angeles. Papers on any
aspect of Indo-European studies: Linguistics, archaeology, comparative
mythology, culture are invited. Papers on both interdisciplinary and
specific topics (e.g. typology, methodology, reconstruction, the relation
of Indo-European to other language groups, the interpretation of material
culture, etc.) are welcome. A period of twenty minutes will be allotted
for each paper, followed by a ten-minute discussion period. Abstracts
must be received by June 30, 2003. http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/pies/Archives/IEC/IEC15Program.html
October 1-4, 2002:
The Second Conference on the Archaeology and Linguistics of Australia
(ARCLING II, 2002)was
at the National Museum of Australia and Australian Institute of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Studies Canberra.
The last decade has advanced our knowledge of Australian indigenous
languages and the archaeological record, and has also seen an upsurge
in hypotheses and controversies in prehistory, including linguistic
prehistory. The time is ripe to assess the discoveries and theories,
and to provide a forum for cross-fertilisation
between Australian and world prehistory; and between the different
disciplines which contribute to our overall understanding of prehistory.
ARCLING II was planned for 2002 to bring together archaeologists,
linguists and others to record progress made and map out the challenges
we now face.
Details of the conference
Contact: Dr. Patrick McConvell,
Convener, Planning Committee Phone: 02-62461116; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8th—11th January, 2002: The
9th International Conference on Austronesian
Linguistics (9ICAL) was held by the Department of Linguistics, Research
School of Pacific and Asian Studies, in Canberra.The
papers presented at 9ICAL covered a broad range of topics concerning
Austronesian languages. Keynote speakers were Dr. Frank
Lichtenberk “The possessive-benefactive
connection” and Dr. Bambang Kaswanti Purwo “Bitransitive Verbs in some Austronesian
•Dr.Miriam van Staden
and Professor Gunter Senft “Multiverb and Serial Verb Constructions in Austronesian Languages”
and Dr. Jae Jung Song “Benefactives
in Oceanic Languages”
•Dr. Cecilia Odé “Basics
for the experimental phonetic study of intonation in the field.With
examples from AN (Indonesian, Local Bird’s Head Malay (West
Papua) and NAN (Mpur, tone language, Northeastern
Bird’s Head) languages.”
14th and 16th January, 2002: The 5th International Conference On Oceanic Languages
was also hosted by the Department of Linguistics, Research School
of Pacific and Asian Studies, in Canberra, ANU. Papers specifically
addressed Oceanic languages, and keynote address was presented by
Dr. Jean-Claude Rivierre and Dr. Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre
“Verbal compounds and ‘classifying’ verbal prefixes
in the languages of New-Caledonia”.
20th August, 2001: CRLC Launch.
The Centre for Research on Language Change
was officially launched by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Chubb,
at the Australian National University. Guest Speaker Professor Alice
C. Harris, Professor of Linguistics and Chair of the Department of
Germanic and Slavic Languages, Vanderbilt University, presented a
lecture entitled 'Words within words'.
Professor Harris is a specialist in the
Caucasus (or Transcaucasia) in the former
U.S.S.R. and in historical linguistics. and iswell
known in the world of historical linguistics as the co-author of an
advanced textbook on historical syntax:
Harris, Alice C. and Lyle Campbell, 1995.
Historical syntax in cross-linguistic perspective. Cambridge:
August 12th—18th, 2001: The 15th
International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) was
held for the first time in Australia—hosted by La Trobe