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2013 Conference in Amiens


The Creation of Adam

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to take the opportunity to remind  you that the third edition of the Colloque Bisannuel sur la Diachronie de l’Anglais (CBDA-3) will take place in Amiens, France, at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Pôle Cathédrale, Placette Lafleur, 80000 Amiens, from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th June, 2013.  The aim of the conference is to provide linguists working on the history of English, both in France and elsewhere, with an opportunity to present their work and to discuss recent developments within the field of English historical linguistics.

There is no fixed theme. Contributions are welcome on all topics related to the history of English, on all periods, as well as on theoretical issues in historical linguistics illustrated by
developments which have taken place in English.

The bulk of the conference will be given over to session papers. 30 minutes will be allotted to each paper (20 minutes presentation, and 10 minutes for questions at the end). If you would like to send a paper, please send an abstract (approximately 300 words) to either Brian Lowrey ( or to Fabienne Toupin ( In order to guarantee anonymity, we would ask you to quote your name, your affiliation, and the title of your paper in the e-mail, but to mention only the title in the abstract itself.  Submissions can also be made by post to:

Brian Lowrey, UFR Langues, Université de Picardie Jules Verne,
Campus Universitaire, Chemin du Thil, 80025 Amiens cedex 1, France.

Submissions should reach the organisers by March 31st 2013 at the very latest. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 15th April.

In addition, on Saturday morning, a series of workshops will be organised around the themes of paleontology, dialectology, and the study of specific texts. If you would like to organise a workshop session, please contact the organisers as soon as possible.

The registration fee for the conference will be 30 euros (students: 15 euros).  Information concerning hotels and transport to and from the city of Amiens can be found on the conference website:

Looking forward to seeing you in Amiens in June!


The organising committee:

Brian Lowrey                         (
Catherine Delesse       (
Sylvain Gatelais         (
Fabienne Toupin         (