Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF-2020)

We are happy to announce the third edition of the Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF-2020), which will take place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) on 6-7 March 2020. 

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

The 2020 edition features:

a masterclass on historical register variation by Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)

a hands-on workshop on indexicality and enregisterment by by Joan Beal (University of Sheffield)

a hands-on workshop on analysing multilingual practices in historical corpora by Jukka Tyrkkö (Linnæus University)- the Bad Data

Keynote Lecture on the challenge of ‘bad data’ by Marijke van der Wal (Leiden University)


Where?
VUB – Brussels

When? 6-7 March 2020 

For more info on the program and how to sign up, please visi the website.


Organization:

Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Gijsbert Rutten (Universiteit Leiden)

Eline Lismont (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)


Conference assistant:

Fatima Ali (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) – Fatima.Ali@vub.be

Sponsors:Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN)Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)Doctoral School of Humanities (DSh)Center for Linguistics (CLIN)Vrije Universiteit Brussel