Forum for Germanic Language Studies (FGLS 8)
Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC 15)
Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL 6)
Banff, Alberta, Canada
April 30–May 3, 2009
The eighth conference of the Forum for Germanic Language Studies (FGLS), the fifteenth Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC), and the sixth conference on Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) will be held jointly in Banff, Alberta, Canada from April 30 to May 3, 2009. There have only been two joint meetings of these groups in previous years—FGLS/GLAC met in London, England in 2003, and GLAC/SHEL in Ann Arbor in 2004. This is the first time in history that the three groups are meeting together, and we are very pleased to be building on the great successes of the previous joint meetings.
The Forum of Germanic Language Studies (FGLS) was founded in 1994 and is an informal group open to any scholar with an interest in Germanic linguistics. Most members are based in the British Isles and in many ways FGLS functions as the subject association of Germanic linguists in the
The Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC) is the conference of the international Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL), an organization serving the broad community of scholars teaching and researching in Germanic Linguistics and Philology. The conference welcomes papers encompassing the full range of subfields in Germanic linguistics and philology, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and language contact and change, and all Germanic languages and dialects, including Modern German, Dutch, Yiddish, the Scandinavian languages, Afrikaans, Pennsylvania German, English (to 1500), and Gothic, as well as texts and manuscripts in these languages.
Studies in the History of the English Language (see SHEL5) has become a biennial tradition, giving the field of Historical English Linguistics both focus and recognition in North America and providing the critical opportunity for scholars in the field to gather and share their research. SHEL follows in the tradition of the biennial International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL), traditionally hosted at research centres throughout