LINGUIST List 21.4710

Tue Nov 23 2010

Calls: Ancient Greek, Historical Ling, Socioling, Syntax/Belgium

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        1.     Klaas Bentein , 7th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics

Message 1: 7th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics
Date: 22-Nov-2010
From: Klaas Bentein <Klaas.BenteinUGent.Be>
Subject: 7th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: 7th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics Short Title: ICAGL 7
Date: 22-Sep-2011 - 23-Sep-2011 Location: Ghent, Belgium Contact Person: Mark Janse
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The Department of Latin & Greek at Ghent University is pleased to announce the 7th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics, which will be held at the Ghent University conference centre 'Het Pand' on September 22-23, 2011. This colloquium aims to continue the trend set by other editions in the series that began in Amsterdam 1986, and had its latest edition in Groningen 2007.

The theme of ICAGL7 is 'Variation in Grammar and Discourse', with a focus on word order and tense-aspect phenomena. The conference will consist of four sessions, addressing variation in time, variation in space, variation in register/style and contact-induced variation. The sessions will be chaired by the following experts, who will give an overview of the field and lead the discussion:

-Variation in Time: Brian Joseph (Ohio State University)-Variation in Space: Geoffrey Horrocks (St. John's College, Cambridge)-Variation in Register/style: Andreas Willi (Worcester College, Oxford)-Contact-induced Variation: Mark Janse (Ghent University)



Call for Papers:

The organizing committee invites all Greek linguists (both senior and junior researchers) to submit a one-page abstract to (Times New Roman, 12 pt.; please use a Unicode-based font for Greek text) dealing with any aspect related to these topics, by January 31, 2011 at the latest. Notification of acceptance will be given by the end of February 2011.

We encourage papers treating linguistic phenomena of various stages of the language, ranging from Archaic to Byzantine Greek. Speakers may focus on the interplay between variant constructions, e.g. the development of syntactic next to pragmatic principles governing clitic-placement, or discuss one specific variant construction in greater detail, e.g. the use of the periphrastic progressive in different registers.

We expect speakers to submit a written paper of about ten pages (4,500 words) by June 31, 2011 at the latest. All papers will then be made available to the participants through the website at, so that all can read them beforehand. At the colloquium, each speaker will be asked to summarize his or her paper (about 10 minutes). Afterwards, the paper will be open for discussion, both a prepared response (about 10 minutes) and a general discussion (15-20 minutes).

The Organizing Committee:

Mark Janse, Klaas Bentein & Jorie Soltic

The Scientific Committee,

Klaas Bentein, Gunnar de Boel, Marc de Groote, Wolfgang de Melo, Mark Janse, Jorie Soltic & Gerry Wakker

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