LINGUIST List 30.2509

Thu Jun 20 2019

Calls: Greek, Modern; Gen Ling, Lang Doc, Ling Theories, Morphology, Typology/Greece

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Date: 20-Jun-2019
From: Angela Ralli <>
Subject: 9th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
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Full Title: 9th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
Short Title: MGDLT9

Date: 18-Sep-2020 - 20-Sep-2020
Location: Leonidio, Peloponnese, Greece
Contact Person: Angela Ralli
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Typology

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2020

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 September 18-20, 2020, 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, on September 18, 2020, the conference will host a special theme section on Tsakonian, the only Modern Greek dialect to originate from the Ancient Greek Doric dialect.

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 33 oral papers and 15 posters presenting data and theory on Modern Greek dialects, including Tsakonian, in the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and contact linguistics. Abstracts should be of a maximum of 500 words (bibliography excluded) in English or Greek. Each author can present maximally two papers: one single-authored and/or one joint- paper, or two joint papers. Please, specify if the abstract is to be considered as an oral paper, a poster, or both. The languages of the conference are English and Greek. The deadline for abstract submission is February 29, 2020. Notifications of acceptance will be announced by March 31, 2020.

Please, submit your abstract electronically to the Chair of the local Organizing Committee, Maxim Kisilier (, or to any member of the Permanent Scientific Committee: Angela Ralli (, Brian D. Joseph (, or Mark Janse ( Name(s) and affiliation must be sent separately in the body of the email.
For details about the conference (accommodation, transportation and cultural events), please, visit our website:

Permanent Scientific Committee: Angela Ralli, Brian D. Joseph, Mark Janse
Local Scientific Committee: Maxim Kisilier, Angela Ralli, Ciannis Christodoulou
Local Organizing Committee: Giannis Christodoulou, Eleni Poutsela, Stratigoula Riga

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