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Full Title: Methods of Exploring Influence and Interaction in Historical Sociolinguistics

Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Start Date: 15-Jun-2014 - 18-Jun-2014
Contact: Taru Nordlund, Anni Sairio
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Meeting Description: Historical sociolinguistics studies the relation of language and society within historical contexts. A historical sociolinguist exploits and applies methods and theories of present-day sociolinguistics, at the same time remodelling and developing them to suit historical written data and questions that concern language resources and their change and variation in time.

This colloquium aims at bringing together scholars working on historical sociolinguistics, whose research explores the possibilities and limitations of applying perspectives of present-day sociolinguistics or anthropological linguistics into historical research. We invite scholars interested in applying concepts such as interaction, identity, ideology, enregisterment, or indexicality into historical data and context.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2037

This is a session of the following meeting:
Sociolinguistics Symposium 20

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