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Laboratory sociolinguistics as theme at Taal en Tongval 2023

The annual Taal-en-Tongval symposium will take place in the Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde (Royal Academy for Dutch Language and Literature - KANTL) in Ghent on Friday November 24th, 2023. The conference theme is Laboratory sociolinguistics and explores answers to theoretical and methodological challenges in research on language variation and change. 

Hielke Vriesendorp, who is a researcher at the Fryske Akademy and Utrecht University, will give a presentation entitled 'Sociolinguistic processing in hybrid exemplar theory: do we use lexical or sublexical representations?'. Remco Knooihuizen (University of Groningen) and Evelyn Bosma (Fryske Akademy, now Leiden University) talk about their research into 'Het effect van standaardtaalideologie en geletterdheid op morfosyntactische variatie in het gesproken Fries' ('The effect of standard language ideology and literacy on morphosyntactic variation in spoken Frisian').

The keynote speakers of Taal en Tongval 2023 are Chris Montgomery (University of Sheffield), Thomas St. Pierre (Utrecht University) and Ellen Simon (Ghent University). The organisation is in the hands of researchers from the Fryske Akademy (Anne-France Pinget, Hans Van de Velde, Hielke Vriesendorp, Cesko Voeten), Ghent University, KU Leuven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Utrecht University.

You can read all information, the program and summaries on the Taal en Tongval 2023 website.