November 9th-10th, 2018
Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, A.U.Th., Thessaloniki
The Institute of Modern Greek Studies [Manolis Triandafyllidis Foundation] of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, within the framework of the annual international conferences on the study of the Greek language in all its historical and geographical range, organized the “2nd International Conference on Greek Etymology: Greek and Balkan etymology”, on November 9-10, 2018, in Thessaloniki.
The Conference examined issues related to the etymology of the Greek language, covering all historical periods and aspects, whether dialectal or not. Moreover, as the subtitle suggests, the Conference was dedicated to both Greek and Balkan etymology. In the “1st Conference on Greek Etymology”, Balkan etymology mainly focused on the Balkan dimension of Greek words. In the 2nd Conference, Balkan etymology was represented on an equal footing with Greek etymology, it was considered to be a distinct, stand-alone framework for the etymological analysis of the words, and the second day of the Conference was dedicated to it. The Conference is organized, among others, around the following thematic areas: (a) theoretical aspects of Greek and Balkan etymology, (b) etymological suggestions regarding specific words, (c) etymology and dialectology, (d) etymology and language contact, (e) etymology and philology (text reconstruction, pre-scientific etymology), and (f) etymology and education.
Conference participants included researchers with an outstanding contribution to the etymology of Greek and Balkan languages. Keynote speakers: Professor Jasmina Grković-Major (University of Novi Sad & Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia) and Professor Thede Kahl (University of Jena, Germany).