1 ICEHD
1st International Conference
on
English Historical Dialectology

 

Bergamo (Italy), 4-6 September 2003

 

(webpages edited and maintained by Marina Dossena)

 


Scientific Committee - Organizing Committee - Keynote speakers - Conference Programme

Travel information - Registration form


Conference Photographs


Scientific Committee: Michael Benskin, Markku Filppula, Margaret Laing, Anneli Meurman-Solin, Keith Williamson, Maurizio Gotti, Richard Dury and Marina Dossena.

Organizing Committee: Maurizio Gotti, Richard Dury, Marina Dossena.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Roger Lass (Cape Town)
Professor Michael Benskin (Oslo)


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

The aim of the Conference is to bring together scholars working on geo-historical variation in English. To this end, invited lectures and workshops are organized in such a way that change in the development of varieties may be discussed from different perspectives simultaneously: not only diachronic and diatopic, but also diastratic (that is, how variation in time and place was in fact also influenced by the social milieu of speakers/writers and their interlocutors). Methodological issues are also expected to be highlighted and may include those developed for the study of historical vernaculars other than English.

Speakers include:

Joan Beal (Sheffield), Julia Fernández Cuesta / Nieves Rodríguez Ledesma (Seville), Javier Díaz-Vera (Castilla – La Mancha), Markku Filppula (Joensuu), Susan Fitzmaurice (Flagstaff, AZ), Raymond Hickey (Essen), Richard Hogg (Manchester), Ans van Kemenade (Nijmegen), Peter Kitson (Bromsgrove), Juhani Klemola (Vaasa), Margaret Laing (Edinburgh), Gunnel Melchers (Stockholm), Anneli Meurman-Solin (Helsinki), Roshni Mooneeram (Birmingham), Mieko Ogura (Yokohama) / William S-Y. Wang (Hong Kong), Graham Shorrocks (Newfoundland), Jeremy Smith (Glasgow), Gjertrud F. Stenbrenden (Oslo), Merja Stenroos (Stavanger), Anthony Warner (York), and Keith Williamson (Edinburgh).

[Preliminary schedule and abstracts]

Prospective participants should register not later than 10th August 2003.


 

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

GETTING TO BERGAMO - WHERE TO STAY IN BERGAMO
MAP OF THE UPPER TOWN -
WEATHER

How to get to Bergamo

By train: there are trains between Bergamo and Milan practically every hour; for more detailed information please consult the timetable of the Italian Railway Company.

From the Bergamo railway station buses to the Upper Town run almost every ten minutes (no. 1A takes you to Colle Aperto, while no. 1 takes you to the funicular, but you don’t need an extra ticket - note that tickets may not be bought on board, but are available from newsagents’).
By plane: several flights land in
Bergamo (Orio al Serio airport, sometimes advertised as Milan-Orio al Serio, or Milan-BGY); the airport is quite near the town, so you can take a bus to/from the railway station, or a taxi.

If your flight lands in Milan (Linate or Malpensa) you will need to take a bus to Milan Central Station and from there a train to Bergamo.

From Malpensa there are also trains to Milan - Stazione Nord (Malpensa Express): from there (Piazzale Cadorna) you can take the underground to Stazione Centrale or Porta Garibaldi (and from there a train to Bergamo).

From Linate, it may actually be quicker to take a bus (Autostradale) to the Orio al Serio airport and from there a taxi to your hotel.
 

Accommodation and tourist information:

HOTELS: addresses and price lists
(please make your own accommodation arrangements)

APT BERGAMO - BERGAMO TOURIST OFFICE