HSYRF-2020 registration now open!

We are happy to announce the third edition of the Historical Sociolinguistics Young Researchers Forum (HSYRF-2020), which will take place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) on 6-7 March 2020.

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

The 2020 edition features:

  • a masterclass on historical register variation by Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
  • a hands-on workshop on indexicality and enregisterment by Joan Beal (University of Sheffield)
  • a hands-on workshop on analysing multilingual practices in historical corpora by Jukka Tyrkkö (Linnæus University)
  • the Bad Data Keynote Lecture on the challenge of ‘bad data’ by Marijke van der Wal (Leiden University)

Where? VUB – Brussels
When? 6-7 March 2020

For more info on the program and how to sign up, please visit:

Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Gijsbert Rutten (Universiteit Leiden)
Eline Lismont (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Conference assistant:
Fatima Ali (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) – Fatima.Ali@vub.be

Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Doctoral School of Humanities (DSh)
Center for Linguistics (CLIN)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel