Congreso, coloquio o simposio

Infoling 11.16 (2022)
Título:Workshop at 56th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea "On the spatial diffusion of linguistic changes: new methods and theoretical perspectives"
Entidad organizadora:Societas Linguistica Europaea
Lugar de celebración:Atenas, Grecia
Fecha de inicio:29 de agosto de 2023
Fecha de finalización:1 de septiembre de 2023
Circular Nº:1
Contacto:Andrés Enrique Arias,

We invite submissions with original research that consider issues related to the diffusion of language changes on the physical space such as as the following:

- Methodological approaches that allow for the simultaneous examination of the spatial distribution of several variables (as opposed to the isolated study of single variables).

- Studies addressing clustered phenomena that might hint at joint evolutions, or chain shifts.

- Investigations that integrate the role of both physical and political space through history.

- Studies that aim to restore the balance between all levels of analysis (including the lexical and discourse components), as opposed to traditional approaches that privileged phonetic variables.

- Methodological approaches that address the interplay between register and geographical variation in the study of diachronic change.

- Methodological approaches and visualization techniques that integrate frequency of use in the study of geographical variation through history, as opposed to categorical data (presence vs. absence of a variant).

- Studies based on synchronic data (e.g. from online social networks) that can shed light onto historical processes.


Researchers interested in participating in the workshop are invited to send a short provisional abstract of max. 300 words to Note that, after the acceptance of the workshop as such, you will still have to submit a revised 500-word abstract according to the SLE guidelines to be reviewed anonymously by 15 January 2023. For further information please refer to

Área temática:Lingüística histórica, Otras especialidades, Sociolingüística
Comité científico

Andrés Enrique-Arias (University of the Balearic Islands)

Carlota de Benito Moreno (University of Zurich)

Florencio del Barrio de la Rosa (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)


Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el13 de noviembre de 2022
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:31 de marzo de 2023
Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:


Fecha de publicación en Infoling:9 de noviembre de 2022
Andrés Enrique Arias
Universitat de les Illes Balears