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LINGUIST List 22.3490

Tue Sep 06 2011

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/United Kingdom

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        1.     Philomen Probert , Synchrony and Diachrony: Variation and Change in Language History

Message 1: Synchrony and Diachrony: Variation and Change in Language History
Date: 06-Sep-2011
From: Philomen Probert <philomen.probertwolfson.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Synchrony and Diachrony: Variation and Change in Language History
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Full Title: Synchrony and Diachrony: Variation and Change in Language History

Date: 16-Mar-2012 - 17-Mar-2012
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Philomen Probert
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.philsoc.org.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Nov-2011

Meeting Description:

Synchrony and Diachrony: Variation and Change in Language History

For much of the 20th century it was common for synchronic and diachronic linguistics, sharply distinguished by Saussure, to be treated as quite distinct disciplines, practised by different scholars. More recently, linguists have increasingly recognised the complex interdependencies between synchrony and diachrony, variation and change. The aim of our symposium is to celebrate this new spirit of partnership and to showcase some of the new research and researchers it will bring to the fore in the 21st century. We therefore invite offers of papers from doctoral students and early career researchers working on topics which link synchrony and diachrony, or variation and change. The two-day event will also feature a hands-on workshop exploring ways in which synchronic and diachronic approaches can enrich each other.

The workshop will be led by Professor Ritsuko Kikusawa of the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. The symposium will conclude with a talk by Dr David Willis (Cambridge), ‘Reanalysis and Language Contact in the Syntactic Atlas of Welsh Dialects’, open to all participants as well as to other members of the Philological Society and their guests.

No fee will be charged for full members or student associate members of the Society attending this symposium. A fee of £10 will be charged to non-members (£5 to students). Fees will be collected on the day of the event during Registration (11.30am-1.00pm). Fees will be waived for individuals who join the Society on the day. The membership application form is available online from http://www.philsoc.org.uk/membership.asp. Membership subscription is £10 per annum for full members or £10 for five years for student associate members. A sandwich lunch and wine reception on Friday, as well as tea and coffee on both days, are provided free of charge for all registered participants.

If you would like to book a place at this event, please complete the registration form (available at www.philsoc.org.uk) and return it by email attachment to Professor Andreas Willi at andreas.williworc.ox.ac.uk. Those wishing to book accommodation in College should apply by Monday 19 December 2011.

Single bed-and-breakfast accommodation for the night of Friday 16 March will be provided free of charge for all speakers and for a limited number of other postgraduate student participants (see below). Others may book either single or twin bed and breakfast at Worcester College at a cost of £72 or £108 respectively. Please indicate on the registration form whether you require accommodation and your status (speaker, postgraduate student, other).

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited from doctoral students and early career researchers working on topics which link synchrony and diachrony, or variation and change. Offers of papers, accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words, should be sent to Dr Philomen Probert at philomen.probertwolfson.ox.ac.uk by Monday 28 November 2011.

The Society intends to offer some grants for travel and/or accommodation to enable students to attend this event. If you would like to apply for funding, please contact the Hon. Treasurer, Dr Philip Durkin, by email to treasurerphilsoc.org.uk by Monday 5 December 2011; ask your supervisor to write to him in support of your application. If you are also submitting an abstract for consideration for the symposium, you may apply for a grant for both travel and accommodation at the same time (up to the deadline of 28 November for submitting abstracts).




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