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PhilSoc usually holds seven meetings each academic year, in October, November, January, February, March, May and June (AGM). At most meetings, a full paper is read; other meetings take the format of a thematic symposium. Regular meetings start at 4.15pm, with tea served to members and their guests from 3.45pm. Unless indicated otherwise, meetings are held on Fridays, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG. For a detailed map, please click here. Significant announcements made at meetings are reported on the homepage of the Society's website.

PhilSoc welcomes proposals for papers to be read at meetings. Proposals should be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary (contact details on the Contact page). Papers may be on any topic falling within the scope of PhilSoc's interests, but speakers are asked to bear in mind that the audience will represent a wide range of linguistic interests, and papers should therefore be accessible to non-specialists.

2017-18

20 October 2017 (Garden Halls, London)
Dr Kriszta Szendröi, University College London
A flexible approach to focus and the syntax-prosody interface
Abstract: A flexible approach to focus and the syntax-prosody interface


18 November, 1.30 p.m.
Round Table Discussion (Manchester, University Place, Oxford Road, Room 5.206)
Dr Lauren Fonteyn (Manchester), Dr Eva Zehentner (York), Dr Kari Kinn (Oslo); Chair: Prof. Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen (Manchester)
Approaches to Grammatical Change
Abstract: Approaches to Grammatical Change


12 January 2018
Dr Sam Wolfe, Oxford
Syntactic microvariation in Romance: bridging synchrony and diachrony
Abstract: Syntactic microvariation in Romance: bridging synchrony and diachrony


9 February 2018
Dr Dagmar Divjak, Sheffield
Language, learning and usage-based theory: tackling nominal and verbal morphology in Slavic
Abstract: Language, learning and usage-based theory: tackling nominal and verbal morphology in Slavic


10 March 2018 (Cambridge)
Prof. Patrick Sims-Williams, Aberystwyth
Mechanising historical phonology
Abstract: Mechanising historical phonology


25 April (Edinburgh)
Public event jointly organised with the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Panel members tbc.
Variation in Scots


11 May 2018
Dr Agnes Korn, CNRS, Paris
Bashkardi – a language by convergence?
Abstract: Bashkardi – a language by convergence?


16 June 2018 (Oxford)
AGM
Prof. Nikolas Gisborne (Edinburgh) & Dr Robert Truswell (Edinburgh)
Parallel evolution of relative clauses in Indo-European
Abstract: Parallel evolution of relative clauses in Indo-European