International Conference “Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5.”

Dec. 11, 2017

Between December 7 and 9, 2017, the University of Nova Gorica hosted an international linguistic conference called Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5.

These meetings – Formal Description of Slavic Languages – used to be held every two years; since the first meeting in 1995 onwards, the organization was alternatively shared by the Leipzig University and the University of Potsdam, later on, the University of Göttingen and Humboldt University in Berlin joined. Already with a meeting Formal Description of Slavic Languages 6.5, organized by the University of Nova Gorica in 2006, the conference gained the status of an annual event whose organization is not anymore strictly limited to German universities. In 2008 and after the Nova Gorica meeting, the conference moved to Moscow, later on, in 2010 and 2014, it was held at the Masaryk University in Brno. This year the conference Formal Description of Slavic Languages, which in the meantime developed into the most important conference for formal linguistics of Slavic languages in Europe, once again returned to the University of Nova Gorica.

Linguists from 17 countries, ranging from Japan, Europe to the United States presented their latest formal linguistics research on the Slavic languages in altogether 32 lectures and poster sessions. Apart from the 27 lectures and poster sessions that were selected through a peer-reviewing process, the conference also featured 5 esteemed plenary speakers: Mojmír Dočekal from the Masaryk University in Brno, Martina Gračanin Yüksek from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Peter Jurgec from the University of Toronto, Roumyana Pancheva from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and Sergei Tatevosov from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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