LINGUIST List 14.2894

Thu Oct 23 2003

Calls: Historical Ling/Scotland; Historical Ling/Italy

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  2. patrick, Conference on Historical News Discourse

Message 1: LANGUAGE CONTACT AND MINORITY LANGUAGES

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 11:57:24 +0000
From: saills04 <saills04st-andrews.ac.uk>
Subject: LANGUAGE CONTACT AND MINORITY LANGUAGES

LANGUAGE CONTACT AND MINORITY LANGUAGES ON THE LITTORALS OF WESTERN
EUROPE

Short Title: SAILL04

Date: 11-Jun-2004 - 13-Jun-2004
Location: St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact: Snezha Mathewson
Contact Email: saills04st-andrews.ac.uk 
Meeting URL:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/academic/modlangs/saills/conference2004.html

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The conference, organised by the St Andrews Institute for Language and
Linguistic Studies (SAILLS), in collaboration with the Europ�ischer
Linguistischer Arbeitskreis Mannheim (ELAMA), will explore the effects
of language contact (since 1500) in four areas of western Europe:
Scandinavia and the Low Countries, the British Isles, France and the
Iberian Peninsula. While most attention will be devoted to contact
between the traditional languages of Europe, space will be given to
contact with immigrant languages from outside the Continent.

For further information please contact: Snezha Mathewson (conference
administrator) e-mail: saills04st-andrews.ac.uk
		 
School of Modern Languages
ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
ST ANDREWS KY16 9 PH	

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

LANGUAGE CONTACT AND MINORITY LANGUAGES ON THE LITORALS OF WESTERN
EUROPE EUROLINGUSTICS WEST

St Andrews University, June 11-13 2004

Plenary speakers: 

Peter Trudgill (Fribourg)
Sture Ureland (Mannheim)
Peter Nelde (Brussels) 
Ralph Penny (London)

While both Neogrammarians and Structuralists recognise the effects of
language contact on the development of the languages of Europe,
especially in the remote past, they have on the whole preferred
endogenous and language-internal explanations of language
change. Nowadays, linguists are perhaps less subject to the influence
of nationalism and the cult of language 'purity', and more sensitive
to the mobility of populations and to the role of exogenous
influences.

This conference, organised by the St Andrews Institute for Language
and Linguistic Studies (SAILLS), in collaboration with the
Europ�ischer Linguistischer Arbeitskreis Mannheim (ELAMA), will
explore the effects of language contact (since 1500) in four areas of
western Europe: Scandinavia and the Low Countries, the British Isles,
France and the Iberian Peninsula. While most attention will be
devoted to contact between the traditional languages of Europe, space
will be given to contact with immigrant languages from outside the
Continent.

Papers will include, but need not be limited to, topics such as:

- levelling and koin�ization
- lexical borrowing
- language obsolescence and death
- language shift and language planning

For further information please contact: Snezha Mathewson (conference
administrator) e-mail: saills04st-andrews.ac.uk

School of Modern Languages
ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
ST ANDREWS KY16 9 PH	

	
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Message 2: Conference on Historical News Discourse

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 04:59:33 +0000
From: patrick <patricklocaltrans.net>
Subject: Conference on Historical News Discourse

Conference on Historical News Discourse 
Short Title: CHINED

Date: 02-Sep-2004 - 03-Sep-2004
Location: Florence, Italy
Contact: Patrick Studer
Contact Email: chinedchined.org 
Meeting URL: http://www.chined.org

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2004

Meeting Description:

First International Conference on Historical News Discourse. We are
pleased to announce the first International Conference on Historical
News Discourse (CHINED), to be held in Florence, Italy, 2-3 September
2004. We invite contributions dealing with news discourse from the
Early Modern English Period (c. 1500-1800). News discourse will be
understood in its widest sense as belonging to the sphere of public
discourse, thus including a variety of speech situations (political
speeches, proclamations, announcements, orders, etc.), as well as
referring to the more specific text genres traditionally associated
with the domain of news, such as ballads, pamphlets, newspapers,
magazines, correspondence, histories, annals, etc. The focus of the
conference will be on:

- Methodologies in collecting and analysing linguistic data from the
above areas, both quantitative and qualitative, diachronic and
synchronic;

- Sociolinguistic, pragmatic factors and the study of early news
discourse;

- Domains of language change (lexical, syntactic, textual); situations
motivating language change (e.g. language contact, translations,
etc.);

- Comparison of different text types; study of one specific text type.

We solicit submissions for 20 minute presentations followed by 10
minutes of discussion. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words in
length, including examples and references.

- Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 31, 2004 
- Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2004 
 
All abstract submissions will be done electronically. Please visit
http://www.chined.org/submission.html to submit an abstract. For
further information or queries, please contact the conference
organisers Nicholas Brownlees or Patrick Studer on chinedchined.org.

Organisers:

Nicholas Brownlees (University of Florence, Italy,
n.brownleeslibero.it)

Patrick Studer (University of Limerick, Ireland,
patricklocaltrans.net)
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