This is the fifth in a series of conferences concerned with new reflections on grammaticalisation, and related phenomena. Building on the success of the meetings held in Potsdam (1999), Amsterdam (2002), Santiago de Compostela (2005) and Leuven (2008), we look forward to welcoming researchers interested in grammaticalisation to Edinburgh in July 2012.

The aim of the conference is to refine current thinking on the nature of grammaticalisation. The Edinburgh conference will take place one hundred years after the publication of Meillet’s groundbreaking paper on grammaticalisation, since when the topic of grammaticalisation has been a central one in historical linguistics research.

The submission and review process has now closed.

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Please check the Travel and Accommodation pages for more information about getting to, and staying in, Edinburgh.

The NRG5 Book of Abstracts contains an indexed list of all the talks at the conference.

The Full Conference Programme (Updated as of 5 July) and the Final Circular (including printable map of the relevant locations) are now available for download.

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts and Workshop Proposals:

10 January 2012

Notification of Acceptance:

10 February 2012

Early Registration Opens:

6 March 2012

Early Registration Closes:

15 April 2012


16-19 July 2012

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