Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF-2)

The Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN), as sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) as part of its Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program, is proud to announce the second edition of the Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF).

This new yearly event is aimed at early career researchers – MA and PhD students, postdocs, and other young (at heart) researchers –, offering a mix of lectures, classes and hands-on workshops on various topics relevant to anyone interested in historical sociolinguistics or language history more generally.

HSYRF comprises two workshops, a masterclass and a keynote lecture (the “Bad Data Lecture”). Participants choose one of the workshops. The masterclass and the keynote lecture are plenary events.

The first edition of the event took place on 2-3 March 2018 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium).


Gijsbert Rutten (Universiteit Leiden) and Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Funded by

Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program

Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN)


Leiden University Centre for Linguistics

Program and more information:


Language planning, maintenance and shift: Chinese and European perspectives

Colloquium LANGUAGE PLANNING, MAINTENANCE AND SHIFT: CHINESE AND EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES Vrije Universiteit Brussel 19-20 September 2018 Language maintenance and shift is a major issue in the study of linguistic communities in a migration contexts, and several studies have dealt with the issue concerning Chinese communities overseas. However, maintenance and shift are also central themes in […]

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Thematic panel: Revisiting Haugen – Alternative histories of standardization

Thematic panel at the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLAVE 9 – Universidad de Málaga), with Gijsbert Rutten. With contributions by John E. Joseph (Edinburgh), Anja Voeste (Giessen), Raymond Hickey (Duisburg-Essen), Bob Schoemaker (Leiden), Stephan Elspaß (Salzburg), José del Valle (CUNY New York) & Wendy Ayres-Bennett (Cambridge). 6 June 2017.

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