Seminar on typology and Nordic dialect variation

p.k.eriksen at ILN.UIO.NO p.k.eriksen at ILN.UIO.NO
Thu Feb 7 12:14:30 UTC 2008

Date: 5-6 June 2008
Place: Department of Scandinavian Languages and Scandinavian Literature,
University of Helsinki, Finland

Description: The intention behind this seminar is to gather typologists,
dialect researchers and theoretically oriented syntacticians, to discuss
issues concerning the meeting point between linguistic typology and
dialect syntax, with particular focus on dialect syntax in the Nordic
countries, and on the Nordic countries as a linguistic area. A more
detailed description can be found on the following page:

The seminar is organised by NORMS (Nordic Center of Excellence in
Microcomparative Syntax), an inter-Scandinavian five-year project,
investigating microcomparative variation in the syntax of Scandinavian
languages. NORMS is closely connected to the Scandinacian Dialect Syntax
project ScanDiaSyn, and to European partners of that network.
More information on NORMS:  More
information on ScanDiaSyn:

Invited speakers:
Östen Dahl (Stockholm University)
Kristin Eide (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU))
Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerpen)

Other speakers in the seminar will be restricted to members of NORMS and
local experts on typology and/or dialectology from the University of
Helsinki. However, everyone interested are more than welcome to join the
audience and participate in the general discussions during the seminar. We
would especially like to point out that QITL-3 (the 3rd Quantitative
Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics) is organised here in Helsinki
the very days before this seminar (2-4 June), so we encourage people who
will attend QITL-3 to stay for two extra days in Helsinki and participate
in the Typology and Nordic dialect variation seminar.

People who wish to attend the seminar as a member of the audience, are
kindly asked to register by sending an e-mail to the following address:
pal.eriksen at

Organising committee:
Camilla Wide (University of Helsinki)
Pål Kristian Eriksen (University of Helsinki)

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