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Full Title: Sepharad as Imagined Community

Location: Urbana, Illinois, USA
Start Date: 02-Sep-2014 - 03-Sep-2014
Contact: Jose Hualde
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Sepharad as imagined community: Language, culture, and religion from the early modern period to the twenty-first century

This is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on Judeo-Spanish, its history and its sociolinguistics, aiming at bringing together scholars working on the Judeo-Spanish language from diverse academic perspectives including history, anthropology, sociology, literary and cultural studies, and religious studies, in addition to linguistics and philology.

Invited Speakers:

Marie Christine Bornes Varol (INALCO, Paris, France),
Olga Borovaya (Stanford Univ., USA)
Winfried Bussev (Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany)
Paloma Díaz-Mas (CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
Aitor García Moreno (CSIC, Madrid, Spain)
Matthias Lehmann (Univ. of California, Irvine, USA)
Eliezer Papo (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Aldina Quintana (Hebrew Univ., Israel)
Shmuel Refael (Bar Ilan Univ., Israel)
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Ladino
LL Issue: 25.419

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