Postcard from Eva

Posted on August 29, 2019 by

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After Ricardo’s this is the second postcard from Leipzig this summer! To be honest I’ve already left Leipzig but had too busy a time while there, attending this year’s conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea ( –  especially since it all started off with accumulated delays on my train journey from Manchester which in the end amounted to 12hrs. 
I was the co-organiser and a speaker at a workshop on “Knowledge and Interaction” (focusing on fieldwork methodology for epistemic marking systems), presented another paper on Jaminjung modality, and I’m also a freshly elected member of the SLE’s executive committee, so stayed on for the committee meeting. 
The trip had a nostalgic feel to it because I had a happy time as a postdoc in Leipzig some 17 years ago, and for a while lived in the Apothekenmuseum (‘pharmacy museum’, pictured) building right opposite the St Thomas Church, made famous by J.S. Bach and the Thomaner choir.