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Full Title: Workshop on Etymology and Linguistic Historiography

Location: Paris, France
Start Date: 28-Aug-2017 - 01-Sep-2017
Contact: Marc Pierce
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: A workshop on Etymology and Linguistic Historiography will be held at the 14th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (ICHoLS). Proposals for participation in the workshop are welcome.

Etymology is one of the oldest subfields of linguistics, with a tradition going back to classical times. And, while it had been neglected for years, it has been enjoying something of a resurgence of late. Traditional methodologies, including some that go back to the very beginnings of scientific historical/ comparative linguistics, are being challenged, well-established etymologies are being reconsidered, new handbooks are appearing, and etymologies are being taken in entirely new directions by some scholars. There is a correspondingly long tradition of historiographical approaches to etymology. A good deal of work in this area has focused on classical or medieval etymology, while another recent strand of research has attempted to contextualize the history of etymology within the history of ideas, and thus within the more general field of intellectual history.

The goal of this proposed workshop is therefore to tap into both of these veins of research, by drawing together scholars interested in both etymology and linguistic historiography,and by providing them with an opportunity to consider relevant topics in a conference setting.

The workshop is intended (1) to allow several scholars to report on their current research projects involving etymology from a historiographical perspective, (2) to draw increased attention to historiographical etymological research in the setting of ICHoLS, through the papers presented formally, the more general discussion in the workshop, and conversations about etymology and linguistic historiography in more informal settings over the course of the conference, and (3) to increase research on etymology and historiography.
Linguistic Subfield: History of Linguistics
LL Issue: 27.3418

This is a session of the following meeting:
14th International Conference on the History of The Language Sciences

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