The 21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics
Georg Sverdrup Building. Photo: Kristin Bech
The International Conference on Historical Linguistics is held every second year under the auspices of the International Society of Historical Linguistics. The most recent conferences took place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2009) and Osaka, Japan (2011).
Historical linguistics has been and still is an important part of Norwegian linguistics. The University of Oslo has previously been home to linguists who have made a mark on international research, particularly on the historical study of Celtic, Indo-Iranian and Oceanic languages, and today there is lively activity in the fields of old Germanic and Romance languages as well as in the classical languages.
We welcome linguists from all over the world to Oslo in August 2013 to discuss the most recent and exciting linguistic findings and hypotheses!