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LINGUIST List 22.3934

Sat Oct 08 2011

Calls: Morphology, Syntax, Pragmatics, Socioling, Typology/France

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        1.     Betina Schnabel-Le Corre , Challenges in Synchronic Toponymy: Structure, Context and Use


Message 1: Challenges in Synchronic Toponymy: Structure, Context and Use
Date: 07-Oct-2011
From: Betina Schnabel-Le Corre <betina.schnabeluniv-rennes2.fr>
Subject: Challenges in Synchronic Toponymy: Structure, Context and Use
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Full Title: Challenges in Synchronic Toponymy: Structure, Context and Use
Short Title: ToponymRennes

Date: 22-Mar-2012 - 23-Mar-2012
Location: Rennes (Brittany), France
Contact Person: Jonas Löfström & Betina Schnabel-Le Corre
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sites.univ-rennes2.fr/lidile/

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2011

Meeting Description:

Challenges in Synchronic Toponymy: Structure, Context and Use
International Conference on March 22 - 23, 2012 at the University of Rennes 2, France
Toponymie Synchronique Multilingue (TopoLing) Equipe d'Accueil LIDILE (EA 3874) - Université Rennes 2

Perhaps more than any other word class proper names are situated at the interface of languages and most researchers no longer consider them as mere tags. On the contrary, synchronic approaches now arouse interest among linguists as the increasing number of projects related to synchronic toponymy shows.

Actually, although the relative textual frequency of proper names is not very high, their relative lexical frequency appears to be significant. Synchronic studies of proper names and mainly toponyms is therefore an essential task, not only to determine the conditions of their use, but also to describe their structure and lexical status as well as the psychological, sociological and political implications of their use and function in discourse. All these factors account for the great variety of linguistic projects related to toponyms, i.e. grammatical and morphosyntactical studies, modelisation, as well as the use of toponyms in spoken and written contexts.

This conference will offer the opportunity to take stock of this question and to identify the heuristic value of synchronic research in toponymy for the descriptions of languages.

2nd Call for Papers:

The abstract submission deadline has been postponed and set for October 31, 2011.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts, in English or in French, should be anonymous and maximum 3000 signs (not including spaces and references). For purposes of easy editing, please make use of the MS Word template (Times 12 in one line spacing). Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to colloque-toponymrennesuniv-rennes2.fr, before October 31, 2011. Under subject, please write 'ToponymRennes abstract'. Please name the attachment as follows:

'ToponymRennes_yourlastname_yourfirstname.doc'.

Make sure to include in the email: author's or authors' name(s); title of the contribution; affiliation; e-mail address(es); type of presentation (talk or poster), and 3 to 5 keywords.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by two members of the scientific committee. You will be notified of the outcome of the review process in December 2011.

After the conference, speakers are invited to submit a conference paper for publication in a separate volume (with a publication committee).

Our conference web-site will be regularly updated to provide further information at the following address:

http://www.sites.univ-rennes2.fr/lidile/

Contact: colloque-toponymrennesuniv-rennes2.fr



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