The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE, is one of the most important fora for research in the area of language variation in Europe. It aims at bringing together scholars of languages or language varieties spoken in Europe with the purpose of discussing empirical, methodological and theoretical issues in the study of language variation and change on the continent. Scholars in any area of linguistics, such as historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, phonetics, etc. are invited to submit their proposals.
Miriam Meyerhoff (Victoria University of Wellington): "Negotiated (re)settlements: migration, language and contact in sociolinguistics"
Susanne Michaelis/Martin Haspelmath (MPI- EVA Leipzig): "Analytic and synthetic: Typological change in varieties of European languages"
Jürgen Erich Schmidt (Forschungsstelle Deutscher Sprachatlas, Universität Marburg): "Dynamics, variation and the brain"