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Leipzig, 27.5.–29.5.2015

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.

Invited Speakers

Miriam Meyerhoff (Victoria University of Wellington): "The large and the small of it: Big issues with smaller samples in the study of language variation"

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"


Local Organizers

Isabelle Buchstaller

Beat Siebenhaar