LINGUIST List 31.520

Wed Feb 05 2020

Calls: Greek, Ancient;Greek, Modern; Historical Ling/Greece

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Date: 04-Feb-2020
From: George Papanastassiou <papanalit.auth.gr>
Subject: 2nd International Conference on the Koine, koines, and the formation of Standard Modern Greek
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Full Title: 2nd International Conference on the Koine, koines, and the formation of Standard Modern Greek

Date: 06-Nov-2020 - 07-Nov-2020
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Person: George Papanastassiou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ins.web.auth.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=82&Itemid=263&lang=en

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient; Greek, Modern

Call Deadline: 20-May-2020

Meeting Description:

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies [Manolis Triandaphyllidis Foundation] of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, within the framework of the annual international conferences on the study of the Greek language in its entire historical and geographical range, organizes the “2nd International Conference on the Koine, koines, and the formation of Standard Modern Greek” on November 6-7, 2020, in Thessaloniki. The aim of the conference is to examine the problems associated with the emergence of koines in Greece, as well as in the other Balkan countries, giving the opportunity to revisit the theoretical problems in question and re-examine aspects of the Hellenistic Koine.

Keynote speakers:

Professor David Britain (University of Bern, Switzerland),
Professor Vit Bubenik (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada), and
Professor Peter Mackridge (University of Oxford, Great Britain),
Leading scholars on issues related to the conference’s focus areas.

In the framework of the conference we are planning an event on ''The historical compromise between dimotiki and katharevousa and the formation of Standard Modern Greek''. Given the decisive contribution of the founder of the Institute, Manolis Triandaphyllidis (1883-1959), to the development of Standard Modern Greek studies, and having realized the need for a mature and calm debate on issues that often concern us but tend to go unnoticed, we are posing some key questions: Was there a historical compromise between dimotiki and katharevousa? If so, what are its consequences for the current language situation? Is there a language problem in Greece? What would the definition of a “language problem” be today? Are there solutions to the problems of a “bi-systemic” Standard Modern Greek, and if so, where will they come from?

This conference brings to completion the second three-year cycle of the Institute’s conferences dedicated to the study of the Greek language across time and space; the qualitative characteristics of these conferences, which are gradually being consolidated, include: (a) promotion of topics and issues which previous conferences, at least in Greece, had tended to ignore (ancient, medieval and modern Greek etymology, Balkan etymology, emergence of Standard Modern Greek, Koine, etc.), and recontextualisation of well-known issues (language contact in the Balkans and (comparatively) in Asia Minor); (b) participation of eminent experts, both Greek and foreign from different areas of research, which should help us to achieve a multifaceted approach to the issues in question; (c) increased involvement of students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) from universities across Greece.

Call for Papers:

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies [Manolis Triandaphyllidis Foundation] of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, within the framework of the annual international conferences on the study of the Greek language in its entire historical and geographical range, organizes the “2nd International Conference on the Koine, koines, and the formation of Standard Modern Greek” on November 6-7, 2020, in Thessaloniki.

The issues to be discussed come under four main topics:
1.Hellenistic Koine
2.Theoretical issues
3.Standard Modern Greek
4.Koines in the Balkans and other countries

Abstract Submission:
Those who wish to participate in the conference are invited to submit two copies (Word and pdf format) of their abstracts as attachments to greek-language-conferencephil.auth.gr by 20 May 2020. Notification of acceptance will be communicated by 20 June 2020.
Abstract specifications:
Length: 300-400 words (including references)
Title, author(s), affiliation, email address (centered)

Participation Fees:
Standard fee: 30 €, student fee: 10 €. Participation fees are to be paid on the day of registration.

Information:
For further information please contact the Secretariat of the Institute of Modern Greek Studies, Room 418, Faculty of Philosophy, New Building, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
E-mail: greek-language-conferencephil.auth.gr Tel.: ++30 2310 997128

The Organizing Committee:
Chr. Tzitzilis, Professor Emeritus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Vice President of the Institute’s Board of Directors
Th.-S. Pavlidou, Professor Emerita, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, member of the Institute’s Board of Directors
G. Papanastassiou, Associate Professor of Historical Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Director of the Institute




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