LINGUIST List 30.1525

Sat Apr 06 2019

Calls: Discipline of Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Typology/Italy

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Date: 01-Apr-2019
From: Simona Olivieri <>
Subject: Le Lingue Islamiche
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Full Title: Le Lingue Islamiche

Date: 02-Jul-2019 - 03-Jul-2019
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact Person: Simona Olivieri
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Typology

Call Deadline: 19-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

The international conference ''Le lingue islamiche'' will take place July 2-3, 2019 at Roma Tre University. The event is co-organized by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Roma Tre University, the Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies - University of Naples ''L'Orientale'', and the Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik - Freie Universität Berlin. The conference topics are inspired by Bausani's ideas on Islamic languages as presented in his work ''Le lingue islamiche: interazioni e acculturazioni'' (in Bausani A., Scarcia Amoretti B., (eds.), Il mondo islamico tra interazione e acculturazione, Roma, Istituto di Studi Islamici, 1981, pp. 3-19). In this paper, Bausani presents the category of ''Islamic languages'', defined as the functional system(s) that arose in a number of Islamicate societies through simultaneous -often specialized- use of genetically distinct languages by the same speakers and authors.

In Bausani's own words: ''a typological system to which the concept of 'Islamic languages' can meaningfully be applied is based on cultural superstrata or ethnolinguistic substrata, where cultural, rather than linguistic, considerations hold. [...] The concept of Islamic languages is close (although by no means identical) to what justify talking about 'Balkanic languages' notwithstanding the diverse genealogy of languages in the Balkan area. The issue of the importance of a cultivated linguistic superstratum, and therefore of the non-ethnic unity of all Islamic languages [...] is doubtless present, at least potentially, in the conscience of Muslim peoples.''

2nd Call for Papers:

You are kindly reminded that the deadline for the abstract submission, April 19, 2019, is quickly approaching.
Thank you to those who have already submitted their abstracts. If you haven't managed submitting your abstract yet, we kindly request to send your contribution for the international conference Le Lingue Islamiche at your earliest convenience before the deadline.

Abstracts for presentation (max 250 words, bibliography excluded) are welcome. Notifications for accepted contributions shall be sent by May 5, 2019.

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