Historical Linguistics


Graduate Students

HistLing Discussion Group

HistLing group meetings occur every other week during the fall and winter terms and are devoted to discussions of language change. Group members include interested faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from a wide variety of U-M departments - Linguistics, Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, Classics, Germanic Languages, Near Eastern Studies, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages - and from two nearby universities, Eastern Michigan (Ypsilanti) and Wayne State (Detroit), and one Canadian university (Concordia). Some meetings feature faculty or student presentations; other meetings have an announced topic for discussion and a volunteer moderator, but no formal presentation.

See the histling page for the current schedule. Anyone with an interest in language change is welcome to attend our meetings, contact Sally Thomason (thomason@umich.edu) for more information and/or to have your name put on our email list.