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Lecture | Special Topics in Dialectology (2023)

Reconstruction of linguistic history using dialect data

Tuesday 28 February 2023
Special Topics in Dialectology (2023)
P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
The Digital Lab in P.J. Veth 107

The works on linguistic reconstruction are usually focused on languages with a long written tradition (e.g. Indo-European languages), or the history of the standard languages. What about dialects? For a lot of dialects, our source of reconstruction come from dialect survey data – they offer us more insight into the history of regional non-standard varieties (the goal of conducting dialect survey was to collect rather non-exogenously-influenced dialects for historical studies). There are several types of dialect data which we can use for historical reconstruction, and we will look at a few of them together with hands on experience in linguistic reconstruction.

Organiser: Matthew Sung (PhD Candidate in LUCDH/LUCL)
Contact: h.w.m.sung@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Registration: https://fd24.formdesk.com/universiteitleiden/form196031b

Series homepage: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/series/special-topics-in-dialectology-2023

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