LINGUIST List 9.120

Sun Jan 25 1998

Confs: Bilingualism

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Message 1: ASPECTS OF BILINGUALISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 17:47:33 +0200
From: Mark Janse <mark.janserug.ac.be>
Subject: ASPECTS OF BILINGUALISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

ASPECTS OF BILINGUALISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING, 2-4 April 1998

An International conference on bilingualism organised by Prof. J.N. Adams
(Reading), Prof. M.E.P. Janse (Gent) and Dr S.C.R. Swain (Warwick) will
be held at the University of Reading from 2-4 April 1998. Sixteen invited
speakers from Britain and abroad will give papers. No attempt will be made
to achieve a comprehensive coverage of language contact in the ancient
Mediterranean world, but the focus will instead be on Greek and Latin in
contact both with each other and with other languages. It is intended that
some papers should be linguistic in orientation (i.e. that they should take
account of recent research by linguists on bilingualism in modern
societies, relating the findings if possible to issues of ancient
bilingualism), but it is also obvious that historians and literary scholars
commonly address problems related to language contact. We hope that the
programme of papers will offer a combination of sociolinguistic, literary,
cultural and historical approaches to the subject.

Conference program

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

12.00-2.00 Registration

2.00-2.05 Welcome

2.05-2.50 D.R. Langslow
 Approaching Bilingualism in Corpus Languages

2.50-3.35 S.C.R. Swain
 Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Cicero

3.35-3.50 Discussion

3.50-4.15 Tea

4.15-5.00 Cl. Brixhe
 Echanges greco-phrygiens

5.00-5.45 I. Rutherford
 Patterns of Interference in Lycian-Greek Texts:
 Word Order, Filiation, Formulas and Other Stuctures

5.45-6.00 Discussion

6.15-7.00 Z. Rubin
 Res Gestae Divi Saporis:
 Greek and Middle Iranian in a Document of Sassanian,
anti-Roman Propaganga

7.30 Reception (Ure Museum of Archaeology)

************

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

9.00-9.45 J.N. Adams
 Bilingualism at Delos

9.45-10.30 K. Versteegh
 Dead or Alive : the Status of the Standard Language

10.30-10.45 Discussion

10.45-11.10 Coffee

11.10-11.55 H. Cotton
 Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek in the Documents from the Judean
 Desert : Languages, Law and Society

11.55-12.40 M. Janse
 Contact-Induced Change:
 Two Case Studies from the History of Greek

12.40-12.55 Discussion


1.00-2.15 Lunch

2.15-3.00 F. Biville
 Greco-Romains et greco-latin

3.00-3.45 M. Leiwo
 From Contact to Mixture:
 Bilingual Inscriptions from Italy

3.45-4.00 Discussion

4.00-4.25 Tea

4.25-5.10 D.G.K. Taylor
 Bilingualism and Diglossia in Late Antique Syria and 
 Mesopotamia

5.10-5.55 P. Flobert
 A Case of Bilingualism in Gaul:
 Romani and Franci in the VIth Century

5.55-6.30 Discussion

7.30-9.30 Conference Dinner

************

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

9.00-9.45 J. Kramer
 Greek Papyri from Egypt and the History of the Latin Language

9.45-10.30 P. Glare
 From Text to Speech:
 Arguing the Case for Bilingualism in Roman Egypt

10.30-10.45 Discussion

10.45-11.10 Coffee

11.10-11.55 H. von Staden
 (title awaited)

11.55-12.40 B. Frischer
 Word-order Transference between Latin and Greek:
 The Relative Position of the Accusative Direct Object and
 the Governing Verb in Cassius Dio and Other Greek and Roman
 Prose Authors

12.40-1.00 Discussion

Location: The conference will be held in the Faculty of Letters and Social
Sciences at the University of Reading.

Accommodation: Delegates will be put up in a modern University Hall of
Residence. All rooms have handbasins, and there are some rooms with
en-suite facilities. Please let us know if you require a room on the ground
floor. It is not possible to provide double rooms.

Meals: Breakfast is included in the price of accommodation and coffee,
lunch and tea are included in the conference fee. On the first night there
will a reception in the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology hosted by the
Department of Classics. On the second night a conference dinner will be
held in the Orange Room, University of Reading. The price of this will be
GBP 325 to include wine.

Travel: Reading is easily reached by road and train.
Train: Reading is on the London to Bristol line and there are frequent
trains from Paddington. Reading is also easily accessible by train from
Oxford and the North. For those travelling by Eurostar, there is a direct
train service from Waterloo to Reading.
Road: Reading is some forty miles from London and can be reached via the M4
motorway, junction 11.
Air: There is a direct bus link between Heathrow and Reading. A regular
train service runs between Gatwick and Reading.

General: Throughout the conference a conference office will be manned and
delegates can be contacted by the following means:
Telephone: 0118 9 31820
Fax: 0118 9 316661
e-mail: s.r.d.wallisreading.ac.uk

If you have any queries concerning the organisation of the conference or
booking in the first instance please contact the Conference Secretary,
S.R.D. Wallis on the above numbers.

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BOOKING FORM

I wish to attend the conference on Bilingualism:

Name:.............................. Title:...........

Address:.............................................................

.......................................................................

..............................................Postcode..............

Telephone:................... Fax:...................

e-mail:........................


1. Conference fee (includes coffee, lunch and tea):

Full fee for three days GBP 40 (GBP 20 for postgraduates): GBP........

or GBP 15 (GBP 7.50 for postgraduates) per day: Thursday GBP........

 Friday GBP........

 Saturday GBP........

 Total (A) GBP........


2. Accommodation:
Accommodation is available either in rooms with en-suite bathrooms (subject
to availability) at GBP 32 per night, or in basic rooms with handbasins and
shared bathrooms at GBP 20 per night.

I require the following accommodation:

..... nights' accommodation in an en-suite room/ basic room at GBP 32/20
per night

 Total (B) GBP........

3. Meals:
Lunch will be provided each day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) as part of
the conference fee. On the first night there will be a reception in the Ure
Museum of Greek Archaeology hosted by the Department of Classics. On the
second night there will be a conference dinner held in the Orange Room,
University of Reading.

I wish to attend the reception on Thursday (free) ......

I wish to attend the Conference Dinner on Friday (GBP 25) GBP.....

I am/am not vegetarian.

Special dietary requirements:

 Total (C) GBP......

Summary:
A. Conference fee GBP......... +
B. Accommodation GBP....... +
C. Meals GBP......... = Grand Total GBP.......

Please make cheques payable to the University of Reading and send to S.R.D.
Wallis, Conference Secretary, Department of Classics, University of
Reading, FOLSS, Reading, RG6 6AA.
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