1: Language Change in Real Time

Frans Gregersen (Copenhagen), Helge Sandøy (Bergen) & Höskuldur Thráinsson (Reykjavík)

An important part of this workshop will be an overview of results of the “sister projects” LANCHART (Language Change in Real Time) in Copenhagen, the Norwegian project Dialect Change Processes in Bergen, and the RAUN project (Linguistic Change in Real Time in the Phonology and Syntax of Icelandic) in Reykjavík. We expect active participation of members of these research groups, but we also propose to invite papers on language change in real time from researchers outside these projects on topics of the following kind:

  • phonetic and phonological variation and change in real time
  • morphological and syntactic variation and change in real time
  • approaches to semantic variation and change in real time
  • problems of creating corpora documenting language change in real time
  • evidence and discussions of language attitudes in real time
  • the relationship between apparent and real time