LINGUIST List 29.3611

Wed Sep 19 2018

Confs: Historical Ling, Lexicography, Morphology, Translation/Australia

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Date: 24-Jul-2018
From: Pius ten Hacken <>
Subject: New Words and Linguistic Purism
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New Words and Linguistic Purism
Short Title: NWLP

Date: 25-Oct-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Contact: Pius ten Hacken
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Translation

Meeting Description:

New words are a frequent phenomenon. For linguistic purists they constitute a threat to the standard language. Of the three major sources of names for new concepts, borrowings are generally considered the strongest offense. Word formation is more acceptable, because it uses the proper devices of a language. The extension of the meaning of existing words is often not noticed as a change to the language. Different languages each have their own tradition as to which mechanisms are more or less acceptable in which circumstances. In translation, the absence of a word in the target language often requires the translator to choose a strategy along one of these lines, which can affect the acceptance of the target text.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

- Carla Marello (Torino)
- Angela Ralli (Patras)

This conference is endorsed by Euralex.


We have an updated programme:

Registration is possible until 1 October.

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