LINGUIST List 31.2951

Wed Sep 30 2020

Confs: History of Linguistics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 29-Sep-2020
From: Andrew Linn <>
Subject: Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas Colloquium
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Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas Colloquium
Short Title: HSS

Date: 23-Oct-2020 - 23-Oct-2020
Location: London (Online), United Kingdom
Contact: Andrew Linn
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a short online colloquium on Friday 23 October 2020 (see timetable below). We will also hold our (famously short) Annual General Meeting at this time and would be very grateful for your attendance at this too.

The colloquium will take place via Zoom and we will send a link to registered participants closer to the time. All are welcome to attend and attendance is free of charge.

Please register by contacting Mariane Bignotto ( by Friday 09 October.

We hope that we will be in a position to organise a live day-long event in London in Spring 2021, but this will naturally depend on the health guidelines.

Program Information:

Provisional timetable

1200 High-Prestige and Low-Prestige Languages in 19th-Century Comparative Philology (Floris Solleveld, KU Leuven, BELGIUM)

1230 Dialogues and Sentences in 19th-Century Multilingual Conversation Guides: Filiation, Updating and Innovation (Monica Lupetti & Marco E.L. Guidi, Università di Pisa, ITALY)

1300 The Confessional Sciences: Scientific Lexicography and Sexology in the Oxford English Dictionary (Stephen Turton, University of Oxford, UK)

1330 Lunch break

1400 The Leslie Seiffert Lecture — Colonial knowledge, postcolonial legacies: Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India 1903-1928 (Prof. Javed Majeed, King’s College London, UK)

1430 Annual General Meeting of the Henry Sweet Society

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