1st International Conference
English Historical Dialectology
Bergamo (Italy), 4-6 September 2003
(webpages edited and maintained by Marina Dossena)
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.
Professor Roger Lass (Cape Town)
Professor Michael Benskin (Oslo)
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.
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.
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