What do we need to consider in order to understand phonological change and to reconstruct past phonological states? The Second Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology will offer an opportunity to discuss fundamental questions in historical phonology as well as specific analyses of historical data.
The symposium will be hosted by the Department of Linguistics and English Language on the 3rd and 4th December, 2015, with support from the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics.
The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics’ Plenary Speaker for 2015 is Ranjan Sen, University of Sheffield. We also gratefully acknowledge support from the Linguistics Association of Great Britain.
- Find the abstract booklet here. There have also been updates to the practical information page
- Registration is open until 27th November!
- The final amended programme is available (including a restaurant and pub guide)
- The symposium will begin on Thursday 3rd December at 9.30 and will finish around 6pm on Friday 4th December. On the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd December, there will be ‘fringe’ session on the ‘History of Historical Phonology’: this is not part of the symposium, but entry will be free, and open to anyone in Edinburgh in advance of the symposium.
The first Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology was held in Edinburgh in January 2014. The archived website is here.
The conference email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following people have agreed to serve on the Symposium’s Advisory Board: