* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 22.1053

Thu Mar 03 2011

Confs: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>


New! Multi-tree Visit LL's Multitree project for over 1000 trees dynamically generated from scholarly hypotheses about language relationships:
            http://multitree.linguistlist.org/

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
Directory
        1.     Olga Fullana , Problems and Methods of the History of Language

Message 1: Problems and Methods of the History of Language
Date: 02-Mar-2011
From: Olga Fullana <olga.fullanaudg.edu>
Subject: Problems and Methods of the History of Language
E-mail this message to a friend

Problems and Methods of the History of Language

Date: 20-Jun-2011 - 22-Jun-2011
Location: Girona, Spain
Contact: Olga Fullana
Contact Email: olga.fullanaudg.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.udg.edu/ghl

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The 8th International Colloquium 'Problems and Methods of History of
Language: The Space of Languages' will focus on the emergence and
death of languages, fundamental processes that have become very topical,
both in the Catalan context and for understanding the role of languages in a
globalized world. In these processes two factors are decisive: the first is the
magnitude (of the language, of each dialect, of the groupings of dialects)
that makes a language viable; the second is the distance (purely linguistic
distance between each dialect, or between the dialect and its language or,
more precisely, its linguistic prototype) that allows or prevents the
'individuation' of a language. We start from the premise that languages, as
social constructions, can neither be too large nor too small. This approach
differs from the prevailing politically correct or mainstream view, because it
may collide with the basis for certain linguistic rights (those of excessively
small minorities) or with certain 'scientifically objective' approaches.
However, we suspect that these issues have a much greater importance
than specialists have traditionally recognised, at least overtly. If a language
is always an abstraction of a set of 'real' lects, which is given the value of
the linguistic 'representation' of a community, it raises the question: are
there any basic requirements - a minimum and maximum magnitude or a
minimum and maximum distance - for producing the necessary abstraction?

Invited Speakers

The Colloquium will bring together renowned specialist who will give the
following lectures:

Josep M. Nadal i Francesc Feliu (Universitat de Girona): Sobre invencions
necessàries: elogi de la lingüística.

Carme Junyent (Universitat de Barcelona): És possible un concepte de
llengua universal?

José Luís Mendívil (Universidad de Zaragoza): El concepto de lengua
natural. El lenguaje y las lenguas desde el punto de vista biolingüístico.

Jean Michel Eloy (Université de Picardie-Jules Verne): La question de la
distance linguistique et le concept de langue.

John E. Joseph (University of Edinburg): (title to be confirmed)

Henri Boyer (Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier III): La force du nombre de
locuteurs, l'impact des représentations ethnosociolinguistiques.

Juan Carlos Moreno (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Lengua, dialecto y
población de competencias.

Paolo D'Achille (Università degli Studi di Roma3): (title to be confirmed)

Ramon Sistac (Universitat de Lleida): De la construcció de la llengua a la
destrucció dels dialectes.

Rosanna Sornicola (Università degli Studi di Napoli - Frederico II): Abbiamo
bisogno di una lingüística emozionale?

Registration

Reduced fee: 50 €(includes conference material, lunches and coffee breaks)
Full Fee: €85 (includes conference material, lunches, coffee breaks and the
dinner on the 21st)

You can find the registration form at the http://www.udg.edu/ghl website and
send it to olga.fullanaudg.edu. Once confirmed the registration, you will
be notified by email where you must pay.

Participants are limited and the registration period ends on June 15 th.

Grants for students: the organization announces grants for ungraduate
students from the University of Girona, and postgraduate students of any
university. The grant will exempt from paying the registration fee. Those
students interested should send a written request no later than May 9,
accompanied by a copy of the registration form and proof of student status
at the e-mail address ilccudg.edu. The resolution will be communicated
directly to the beneficiaries the day after the deadline for applications.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. This money will go to
help keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the
coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out Fund
Drive 2011 site!

http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2011/

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at
https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later. To do so, go to:
https://linguistlist.org/donation/pledge/pledge1.cfm

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how
to donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:
http://linguistlist.org/donation/

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and
as such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a
registered 501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-
6005986. These donations can be offset against your federal and
sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax payers only). For more information
visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will
match any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails
your contacting your human resources department and sending us a form
that the EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is
generally a simple administrative procedure that doubles the value of your
gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment
to check if your company operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. This money will go to help 
keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out Fund 
Drive 2011 site!

http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2011/

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at  
https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later. To do so, go to: 
https://linguistlist.org/donation/pledge/pledge1.cfm

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to 
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit: 
http://linguistlist.org/donation/

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as 
such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 
501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These 
donations can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return 
(U.S. tax payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact 
your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match 
any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your 
contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the 
EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple 
administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without 
costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your company 
operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

New! Multi-tree Visit LL's Multitree project for over 1000 trees dynamically generated from scholarly hypotheses about language relationships:
            http://multitree.linguistlist.org/

Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue



Page Updated: 03-Mar-2011

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation       About LINGUIST    |   Contact Us       ILIT Logo
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.