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Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum

Friday 8 March 2019 - Saturday 9 March 2019
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

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 second 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.

HSYRF comprises two workshops, a masterclass and a keynote lecture (the “Bad Data Lecture”). Participants choose one of the workshops. The masterclass and the keynote lecture are plenary events.

The first edition of the event took place on 2-3 March 2018 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium).


Gijsbert Rutten (Universiteit Leiden) and Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Funded by

Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program

Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN)


Leiden University Centre for Linguistics



Friday 8 March

9:00-9:30 Coffee/tea, opening and welcome

9:30-12:30 Workshops – part one

Participants choose one six-hour workshop, which will be taught in two blocks of three hours on Friday and Saturday morning. The two workshops offered are:

Kristine Horner (University of Sheffield), Analysing metalinguistic discourse: Historical and critical sociolinguistic approaches

Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (KU Leuven), Modeling sociolinguistic and historical variation

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:30 Masterclass

Lieselotte Anderwald (University of Kiel), The effects of prescriptivism

16:30-17:00 Coffee/tea

17:00-18:00 The Bad Data Lecture

Stephan Elspaß (University of Salzburg), What’s the use of looking at bad data in bad language?

18:15  Social event and diner (at own expense)

Saturday 9 March

9:30-12:30 Workshops – part two



For the abstracts see here



The number of participants for the hands-on workshops is limited to 20.

Registration (EUR 30,-) includes tuition, coffee/tea breaks, lunch on Friday and the social event. It does not include dinner.

Apply here before 15 December: https://goo.gl/forms/LQebQpe7HEUq0Ca63.

 Before 22 December we’ll let you know whether you’ve been accepted. Then you’ll get a link to   Paylogic in order to finalize your registration. 


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