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LINGUIST List 23.5

Tue Jan 03 2012

Calls: English, Historical Ling, History of Ling/Turkey

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        1.     Joan Beal , History of the English Normative Tradition


Message 1: History of the English Normative Tradition
Date: 20-Dec-2011
From: Joan Beal <j.c.bealshef.ac.uk>
Subject: History of the English Normative Tradition
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Full Title: History of the English Normative Tradition

Date: 04-Sep-2012 - 08-Sep-2012
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Person: Joan Beal
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.esse2012.org/en/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; History of Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

Interlinguistic contact between codes never occurs 'in the void', but in the relations between members of different speech communities, either directly through the spoken medium, or indirectly through the written one. In both cases, speakers/writers carry linguistic norms and realize them in language usage. In 18th/19th-century Britain, these norms were codified through dictionaries, grammars and language manuals; language usage - dialectically related to such norms - may find its expression in diverse forms of text and discourse.

Call for Papers:

This seminar invites papers that examine the way pronouncing or lexical dictionaries, on the one hand, and grammar books and manuals on the other, have prescribed, over the centuries, norms for a 'proper' pronunciation and a 'correct' use of English. Please note that authors of seminar papers will be expected to give an oral presentation of not more than 15 minutes' duration, rather than simply reading their papers aloud. Reduced versions of the papers will be circulated among all speakers in advance of the seminar.

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to Joan Beal (j.c.bealshef.ac.uk); Massimo Sturiale (msturialunict.it) and Giovanni Iamartino (giovanni.iamartinounimi.it).



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