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Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF)

The Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN), as sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) as part of its Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program, is proud to announce the first edition of the Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF).

This new yearly event is aimed at early career researchers – MA and PhD students, postdocs, and other young (at heart) researchers –, offering a mix of lectures, classes and hands-on workshops on various topics relevant to anyone interested in historical sociolinguistics or language history more generally.

The first edition of the event will take place on 2-3 March 2018 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium). More info and program.


Taal en Tongval colloquium 2017: Monolingual histories, multilingual practices

Colloquium on Monolingual histories, multilingual practices: Issues in historical language contact (with Gijsbert Rutten). Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde. Keynotes by Päivi Pahta (Paivi Pahta), Joe Salmons (Madison) & Marijke van der Wal (Leiden). 1 December 2017. More info and program.


Thematic panel: Revisiting Haugen - Alternative histories of standardization

Thematic panel at the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLAVE 9 - Universidad de Málaga), with Gijsbert Rutten. With contributions by John E. Joseph (Edinburgh), Anja Voeste (Giessen), Raymond Hickey (Duisburg-Essen), Bob Schoemaker (Leiden), Stephan Elspaß (Salzburg), José del Valle (CUNY New York) & Wendy Ayres-Bennett (Cambridge). 6 June 2017.