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LINGUIST List 18.1025

Wed Apr 04 2007

Calls: Historical Ling,Socioling/Canada; Lexicography/Spain

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Wim Vandenbussche, Alternative Language Histories, a View 'From Below'
        2.    Janet DeCesaris, 13th EURALEX International Congress

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Message 1: Alternative Language Histories, a View 'From Below'
Date: 04-Apr-2007
From: Wim Vandenbussche <wvdbusscvub.ac.be>
Subject: Alternative Language Histories, a View 'From Below'

Full Title: Alternative Language Histories, a View "From Below"

Date: 06-Aug-2007 - 11-Aug-2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact Person: Wim Vandenbussche
Meeting Email: wvdbusscvub.ac.be
Web Site: http://www.ichl2007.uqam.ca/en/ateliers.asp#15

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:

This session wishes to bring together original contributions on lower class
writing from different languages and will try to convey a view on 18th and 19th
century language history 'from below' (socially speaking). Recurring themes will
therefore include the study of literacy, schooling practices and the evolving
role of language norms for the creation of a specific social identity.

Papers are invited for the following session at the International Conference on
Historical Linguistics in Montreal, August 6-11, 2007:

Alternative Language Histories from the mid 18th centuries onwards, a view "from

This session on historical sociolinguistics focuses on language use from a group
that is traditionally underrepresented (or ignored) in mainstream studies and
conferences on language history: those writers at the very bottom of the social
ladder. In recent years, however, there has been an increasing interest among
language historians of the (late) 18th and 19th century in the study of
documents from the lower social classes, paupers and working class emigrants.

It is striking that these unschooled writers present us with a picture of
language use that defeats many traditional accounts of standard languages at the
time. Across language borders, it appears that this group had a relationship to
language norms that was different from the small upper class layer whose
language use has traditionally been the main basis for language histories.

This session wishes to bring together original contributions on lower class
writing from different languages and will try to convey a view on 18th and 19th
century language history 'from below' (socially speaking). Recurring themes will
therefore include the study of literacy, schooling practices and the evolving
role of language norms for the creation of a specific social identity.

If you wish to contribute to this workshop, please contact the organisers before
April 15th, 2007:
France Martineau, Université d'Ottawa
Wim Vandenbussche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Presentations may be given in English or French.

For full information on ICHL 18, please consult the conference homepage at
Message 2: 13th EURALEX International Congress
Date: 04-Apr-2007
From: Janet DeCesaris <euralex2008upf.edu>
Subject: 13th EURALEX International Congress

Full Title: 13th EURALEX International Congress
Short Title: EURALEX 2008

Date: 15-Jul-2008 - 19-Jul-2008
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Janet DeCesaris
Meeting Email: euralex2008upf.edu
Web Site: http://www.iula.upf.edu/agenda/euralex_08/

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2007

Meeting Description:

The InfoLex Research Group at Pompeu Fabra University is proud to host the 13th
EURALEX (European Association for Lexicography) International Congress. The
EURALEX Congresses brings together professional lexicographers, publishers,
researchers, software developers, and others interested in dictionaries of all
types. The programme will include plenary lectures, parallel sessions, software
demonstrations, pre-congress tutorials and specialized workshops, a special
session for students and work-in-progress, a book and software exhibition, and
social events for participants and their guests. The congress in Barcelona will
run from Tuesday afternoon through Saturday midday. The sessions will be held on
the main campus of Pompeu Fabra University, which is centrally located and
easily reached by public transportation.

Papers, posters and software demonstrations are invited on all topics of
lexicography, including, but not limited to, the following fields, which are the
main focus of the congress:
1. Computational Lexicography and Lexicology
2. The Dictionary-Making Process
3. Reports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
4. Bilingual Lexicography
5. Lexicography for Specialised Languages - Terminology and Terminography
6. Historical and Scholarly Lexicography and Etymology
7. Dictionary Use
8. Phraseology and Collocation
9. Lexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
10. Other topics
The main topics are not meant to exclude any lexicographic topic. Papers,
posters and demonstrations that are relevant to the congress, but which do not
fit into any of the categories 1-9, will be reviewed nonetheless and considered
for presentation.

For further information and to send your submission, please see the EURALEX 2008
website: http://www.iula.upf.edu/agenda/euralex_08.

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