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Thu Jun 24 2004

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Message 1: International Conference on Historical Linguistics

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 17:06:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: jsalmons <jsalmonswisc.edu>
Subject: International Conference on Historical Linguistics

International Conference on Historical Linguistics 
Short Title: ICHL 

Date: 31-Jul-2005 - 05-Aug-2005
Location: Madison, WI, United States of America
Contact: Joseph Salmons
Contact Email: jsalmonswisc.edu 
Meeting URL: http://csumc.wisc.edu/news_files/ICHL.htm 

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics ,Genetic Classification

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2005 


Meeting Description:

The 17th International Conference on Historical Linguistics will be
held July 31 - August 5, 2005 in the Pyle Center on the University of
Wisconsin campus in Madison, overlooking Lake Mendota.

Special sessions: In addition to broad general sessions, ICHL will
include several special topics:
Native American historical linguistics
Linguistic theory and language change
Socio-historical linguistics
Immigration and language change

Invited speakers
B. Elan Dresher, University of Toronto	
Steven Fassberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
William Labov, University of Pennsylvania
Michele Loporcaro, University of Zurich
Keren Rice, University of Toronto
Ans van Kemenade, University of Nijmegen


Abstracts: The deadline for submission of abstracts for papers (20
min. + 10 min. for discussion) is March 1, 2005, and decisions will be
emailed to authors by April 1. Those who need an earlier decision on
abstract should contact the conference organizers (see below).
Abstracts (no more than 250 words) can be submitted on our website;
for those who lack access to the internet, please send your abstract
to:

 ICHL Organizing Committee
 Department of German, 818 Van Hise Hall
 University of Wisconsin
 Madison, WI 53706, U.S.A.
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Message 2: Language History from Below - Linguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages from 1700 to 2000

Date: 24 Jun 2004 15:10:40 -0000
From: Nils Langer <wvdbusscvub.ac.be>
Subject: Language History from Below - Linguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages from 1700 to 2000

Language History from Below - Linguistic Variation in the Germanic
Languages from 1700 to 2000
	
Date: 06-Apr-2005 - 09-Apr-2005
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact: Nils Langer
Contact Email: nils.langerbris.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.bris.ac.uk/depts/German/languagehistory.html
	
Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics



Subject Language Family: Germanic 


Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2004
	

Meeting Description:
	
Language History from Below -Linguistic Variation in the Germanic
Languages from 1700 to 2000
	
University of Bristol
ENGLAND
April 6-9, 2005
	
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
	
Guest Speakers
Ana Deumert (Monash, Melbourne)
David Denison (Manchester)
Ernst Hakon Jahr (Kristiansand)
Angelika Linke (Z�rich)
Richard Watts (Bern)
	
In a teleological and isolationist approach to the "big" languages,
the traditional historiography of the Germanic languages has usually
focused on standard or prestige varieties. This conference will seek
to develop an alternative perspective: the view "from below", to
describe and explain developments within and between these languages
in the last 300 years, i.e. roughly since the beginnings of
standardisation efforts. On the basis of data hitherto ignored or
neglected in language historiography, the question will be addressed
to what extent non-prestigious varieties and writers form an important
part of the history of Germanic languages. The organisers will
particularly welcome corpus-based contributions to the development of
alternative approaches, new sources of data and new topics of
interest, such as the following:
	
Approaches:
-social identity, social networks, and individual speakers/writers
-communicative patterns of discourse
-gender-based variation
-contact-induced phenomena
	
Sources
-ego-documents (private letter correspondence, diaries)
-administrative and legal texts
-functional texts (cooking books, instruction manuals, inventories)
-pamphlets and newspapers
	
Topics
-literacy vs. orality
-schooled vs. unschooled speech and writing
-prescriptivism and norm codification
-linguistic continuities and changes in speech communities
-cross-linguistic similarities and diachronic differences
	
Please send your abstract of 250 words by October 31st, 2004 either by
email (preferred) or post to Nils Langer, Dept of German, 21 Woodland
Road, Bristol, BS8 1TE

nils.langerbris.ac.uk
	
http://www.bris.ac.uk/depts/German/languagehistory.html
	
Organisers
Nils Langer (Bristol)
Stephan Elspass (M�nster) 
Joachim Scharloth (Z�rich)
Wim Vandenbussche (Brussels)
	
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