LINGUIST List 25.1966
May 04 2014
Languages, Ling & Literature,
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Symposium on European Languages in East
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Full Title: 5th International Symposium on
European Languages in East Asia
Date: 24-Oct-2014 - 25-Oct-2014
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact Person: Chiao-ting Fang
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Web Site: http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw/eusymposium/
Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature;
Subject Language(s): Danish; Dutch; English;
Finnish; French; German; Greek, Ancient; Greek,
Modern; Icelandic; Italian; Latin; Norwegian
Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian;
Spanish; Swedish; Welsh
Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2014
Crises, Changes, and Chances: The European
As Europe finds itself engulfed in a
long-lasting socio-economic crisis, the
languages of Europe have tracked the
developments by changing, innovating, and
adapting to the new circumstances. In this
year's Symposium we would like to examine the
role that language in all its manifestations
(i.e. linguistic system, literature, public
discourse, language teaching) has played both
in the current and in past periods of crisis in
Call for Papers:
In the next few paragraphs we will try to
provide an outline of the particular areas we
suggest the submitted papers address. Ideally
contributions to the Symposium would address
the relationship between the languages of
Europe and the various periods of crisis
European societies have experienced by
examining the following sub-topics:
- How have crises shaped the languages of
Europe (whether on the level of the vocabulary
or on that of grammar)?
- How the different stresses exercised on
different social groups have given rise to
distinct linguistic innovations?
- How and why the struggle between the various
competing linguistic innovations developed?
- How have the literatures of Europe responded
- How has literature contributed in assisting
European societies to overcome periods of
crisis and move to the future?
- How political/journalistic/public discourses
have either in past times or in the present
redounded with the events of the crisis and
their dialectical relationship of “shaping it
& being shaped by it”?
- How do periods of crisis influence the
teaching of languages in Europe or the teaching
of European languages elsewhere?
- How does language learning relate to dealing
with periods of crisis?
The language of the Symposium is English, and
the duration of each paper should not exceed 20
Abstracts should be submitted as email
attachments to eusymposium
ntu.edu.tw, for additional
information the Symposium website (http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw/eusymposium/
cab be consulted.
Abstract (500 words or less) due: July 15,
Paper for inclusion in transcripts due:
September 7, 2014.
Symposium date: October 24-25 2014.
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