LINGUIST List 29.3711

Wed Sep 26 2018

Calls: Historical Ling, Phonology, Pragmatics, Socioling, Writing Systems/Germany

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Date: 24-Sep-2018
From: Antje Dammel <>
Subject: Names in Motion | Bewegte Namen
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Full Title: Names in Motion | Bewegte Namen

Date: 11-Sep-2019 - 13-Sep-2019
Location: Münster, Germany
Contact Person: Antje Dammel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Phonology; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

Names in motion.
Adaptation processes of person and place names in areal, diachronic, and social fields of tension
Conference, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Namenforschung

As proper names refer directly to individual objects, they crucially depend on stable, fixed relationships between form and referent. However, such fixed references open up fields of tension when contexts change for people who bear and use the names. Changing contexts may prompt names to be formally adapted, meaning that – at least temporarily – names may lead a double life. The aim of this conference is to identify factors that motivate, condition, and constrain adaptation processes of person and place names to changing or varying circumstances from a synchronic or diachronic perspective.

Call for Papers:

A more detailed version of the call including central questions and examples can be downloaded on the conference homepage

Talks (20 minutes) or posters can be presented in English or German. If you are interested in contributing, please submit an anonymous abstract (pdf, 500 words, not counting references) including your preference (talk or poster) to

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