The aim of this conference is to investigate varieties of Post-Classical and Byzantine Greek, a topic of considerable interest among various members of the Greek section at Ghent University. Whereas some research has been done in this area, especially when it comes to Post-Classical Greek (e.g. Janse 2007 on New Testament Greek, Horrocks 2007 on levels of writing, Torallas-Tovar 2010 on Greek in Egypt, Nachergaele 2015 on idiolect, Bentein 2015 on register), a more systematic discussion of these varieties has yet to take place – despite the great potential of our Post-Classical and Byzantine sources.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 01/09/2016
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 01-02/12/2016
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- & Letterkunde, Gent (Belgium)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Klaas Bentein (UGent) ; Willy Clarysse (KU Leuven) ; Mark Janse (UGent) ; Bruno Rochette (ULg)
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The organisers invite all Greek linguists to submit a one-page English abstract to email@example.com (please use a Unicode-based font for Greek text) by September 1, 2016 at the latest. Notification of acceptance will be given by the end of September. Next to the discussion of specific varieties, we consider the following issues of particular interest:
* What linguistic models can be used for the description and analysis of varieties?
* What is the relationship between different dimensions of variation, for example between the diachronic and the diastratic dimension?
* What role do idiolects play for the description of language variation?
* To what extent do non-congruent features (i.e. features belonging to different, or even opposed varieties) occur in texts?
* What is the relevance of and relationship between documentary and literary texts as sources of variety?
* At which linguistic levels (phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical) can varieties be described?