Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistics Theory

As opposed to other languages and their varieties, Modern Greek dialects are less known among linguists. Nonetheless, they exhibit a bewildering variety of phenomena due to the fact that many of them have developed -relatively- isolated or in close contact with other dialects and/or languages. Modern Greek dialects offer a plethora of interesting and intriguing data which can be used to test working hypotheses about language structure and language use and can be analyzed in different ways, by appealing to various methods and theories developed in modern linguistics.

The Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory (MGDLT) conference was firstly organized in 2000 in Patras (Greece) in order to respond to the emerging need for the study of Modern Greek Dialects in the light of modern linguistic theories. The basic aim of MGDLT is to highlight the importance of Modern Greek dialects for linguists of various fields (phonetics & phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, psycho- or socio-linguistics, historical and contact linguistics). A selection of papers presented in the meetings has been published either online or in hard copy (or in both ways).

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