Conference: Subordination and Insubordination in Post-Classical Greek

The University of Ghent is hosting a conference on subordination and insubordination in Post-Classical Greek in the spring of 2022. The organizers reached out to us here at, so we could share this event with our readers.

We are glad to invite you to participate in our conference “Subordination and Insubordination in Post-Classical Greek. Syntax, Context and Complexity”.
The noted absence of grammars dealing exclusively with the syntax of Post-Classical Greek (III BCE – VI CE) has recently generated an increasing amount of studies dealing with the Post-Classical syntax of subordination and insubordination. The main aim of this conference is therefore to investigate the syntax of subordination from different perspectives in an expanding research area of the Greek language, and, at the same time, to stimulate debate on the relationship between subordination, linguistic complexity and sociolinguistic characterization in historical corpora (of both literary and non-literary texts). Keynote speakers are Brian Joseph, Alessandro Vatri and Marja Vierros.
We welcome both synchronic and diachronic contributions dealing with the strategies of subordination and insubordination in Post-Classical Greek. We also encourage the application of different theoretical approaches to (in)subordinate clauses and the use of computational and digital tools for linguistic analysis.
A full version of the Cfp can be found at .
Interested scholars are invited to submit English abstracts (600 words max.) for 20 minute papers to by October 10, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be given by the 10th of November.
We look forward to welcoming you in Ghent,
Klaas Bentein, Eleonora Cattafi & Ezra la Roi

Syntactic structure is one of the most understudied fields in post-classical Greek—not the least because traditional grammar “syntax” is really morphosyntax. This conference is an excellent step toward improving our knowledge and documentation of Greek syntax. If you have the opportunity, we encourage you to attend or even submit a paper.