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Sound change and morphological analogy (IG-AT2023)

September 12th – September 14th, 2023

The next Arbeitstagung of the Indo-European Society will take place at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Cologne, September 12th – September 14th, 2023. The topic of the upcoming Arbeitstagung addresses the two primary mechanisms of language change, sound change and morphological analogy, as well as their intricate interplay within the field of formal change.

Although these two mechanisms have long been a well-established, integral part of the historical-comparative method, there exist several theoretical approaches which challenge the concept of sound change and analogy. The topic of the conference wants to offer an opportunity to discuss competing theoretical concepts and to (re-)evaluate the Neo-grammarian persepective on formal change.

We welcome papers that address the theoretical foundation of the mechanisms in question, provide alternative concepts or present specific case studies for one or both mechanisms as well as for the interaction with one another.

Abstracts (max. 1 page without references) should be sent to or by April, 30th 2023. The abstracts will then be subject to a peer-review process. If you have any further questions, please contact or

Call for papers.