On 9 February – 10 February 2019, the 8th Midwest Workshop on Greek Linguistics was held. It was a smashing success, as it featured 19 talks in all by Ohio State University, University of Chicago, and University of Pittsburgh students and faculty, as well as visitors from Cyprus, Greece, and Italy. Previous instantiations of this Workshop have been held at the University of Chicago (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018), University of Illinois (2013), and Ohio State University (2017). For the program, click here.
This Workshop coincided with, and thus celebrated, the International Greek Language Day, February 9, so designated by an act of the Greek government, via Joint Ministerial Decree ΑΣ 17889 (published at the Government Gazette (Β’/1384/24.04.2017)). See https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/02/09/february-9-international-greek-language-day/ for some information about this day.
This event marked the official inauguration of the Laboratory for Greek Dialectology at The Ohio State University.
Several members of the Laboratory presented papers at the Workshop. Click here for more information on the Workshop, including a program.
Not allowing the Coronavirus to stop us, the organizers of the 8th Midwest Workshop on Greek Linguistics have decided to hold the 9th Midwest Workshop on Greek Linguistics virtually via Zoom; this year’s instantiation of this long-running event features 13 talks in all by scholars from Ohio State University, University of Chicago, and University of Pittsburgh, as well as by “e-visitors” from Belgium, Greece, Italy, and Spain. Anastasia Giannakidou of the University of Chicago is the keynote speaker. A wide range of topics, all focused on Greek in some way, is covered in the presentations, including morphology, sociolinguistics, dialectology, diachrony, and more. Click here for more information on the Workshop; the program can be seen here.