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  1. J E Joseph, Henry Sweet Society/History of Linguistic Ideas Colloquium 2000

Message 1: Henry Sweet Society/History of Linguistic Ideas Colloquium 2000

Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 15:29:07 +0000
From: J E Joseph <>
Subject: Henry Sweet Society/History of Linguistic Ideas Colloquium 2000

The Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the
University of Edinburgh is hosting this year's Annual Meeting and
Colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic
Ideas, 20-23 September 2000.

The provisional programme can be viewed on:

It includes the following papers:

Ricardo Cavaliere, Universidade Federal Fluminense:
The Influence of Henry Sweet on Brazilian Grammatical Studies

Els Elffers, University of Amsterdam:
Function Words: Do they Exist?

W. Terrence Gordon, Dalhousie University:
Ogden, Richards, Ramsey, and the Long Shadow of Peirce

Werner Huellen, University of Essen:
Wilkins's "Tables" and Roget's "Thesaurus": An
Investigation into the Principles of Onomasiology

Inge Kabell, University of Copenhagen: 
Kindred Spirits - An Academic Friendship by
Correspondence: Otto Jespersen and Felix Francke

Nadia Kerecuk, London:
Perception, Child Language Acquisition and Conscious
Thought in O. O. Potebnia's Theory of Language

Gabriele Knappe, Otto-Friedrich-Universit´┐Żt Bamberg:
George Campbell on Idioms

E. F. K. Koerner, University of Ottawa:
A Case of Dichtung und Wahrheit: Origins of Morphophonemics

Joan Leopold, London:
E. B. Tylor and the "English" School of Linguistics

Andrew R. Linn, University of Sheffield:
Johan Storm's Diaries

Jaap Maat, University of Amsterdam: The Linguistic Ideas of Robert
Hooke (1635-1703)

Cristina Marras, Tel Aviv University:
Leibniz and his Metaphorical Models

Nicola McLelland, Trinity College Dublin:
Schottelius - Language, Nature and Art

Jon Mills, University of Luton: 
Edward Lhuyd's Researches into the Cornish Language

Olga Pombo, University of Lisbon: 
Hobbes's Thesis of the Arbitrariness of the Sign

Richard C. Smith, University of Warwick:
Harold E. Palmer's Alternative "Applied Linguistics"

R. D. Steadman-Jones, University of Sheffield:
William Marsden and the Politics of Language Study in the 
Romantic Period

Giedrius Subacius, University of Vilnius: 
Two Types of Standard Language History in Europe

Peteris Vanags, Universities of Riga and Stockholm: 
Language Variation in Grammars of the Baltic Area in the 
17th and 18th Centuries

Irene Zwiep, University of Amsterdam:
The Influence of Jewish and non-Jewish Traditions on Late 
18th and Early 19th Century Hebrew Linguistic Writings in 
Germany and the Netherlands

Panel discussions are also planned on Developing the History
of Applied Linguistics, and on the Contribution of 
R. H. Robins (1921-2000) to the History of Linguistic Ideas.

A booking form is accessible from the web page
or by contacting Professor John Joseph (
Dept of Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, 
University of Edinburgh, 
Adam Ferguson Building, 
Edinburgh EH8 9LL 
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