2017 Conference


Invited speaker: Marion Elenbaas (Leiden University).

We are pleased to announce that the 5th edition of the international Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English (CBDA-5) will take place in Tours, France, from July 4th to July 6th 2017, hosted by the Université François-Rabelais and organised in collaboration with the Université de Picardie Jules-Verne (Amiens) and the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (Reims). The main objective of the conference is to provide linguists working on the history of English with an opportunity to present their work and a forum within which to discuss current issues in English diachronic linguistics. The general format (30 minute presentations, allowing 10 minutes for discussion) should therefore be adopted. The registration fees amount to 40€ (20€ for students). We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you to the beautiful medieval and Renaissance city of Tours.Please note that this edition of the Conference will be dedicated to the memory of Professor Xavier Dekeyser, of the University of Leuven, who had kindly supported CBDA since its beginning in 2008. Xavier passed away on May 23rd, 2016, and this is a very painful loss for all the organizers.

Venue and travel information


How to get to the University (Tanneurs campus)?

The 5th edition of  the international Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English will be held in Tours on the Tanneur campus (3 rue des Tanneurs, 37000 Tours). Detailed information on accommodation possibilities and on how to get to the conference is available here (PDF file).



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Program (CBDA-5 2017)


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