LINGUIST List 32.2888

Fri Sep 10 2021

Calls: Historical Linguistics/Switzerland (Online)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 07-Sep-2021
From: Anita Auer <anita.auerunil.ch>
Subject: Historical Urban Vernaculars and Supralocalisation Processes, 19-20 November 2021
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Full Title: Historical Urban Vernaculars and Supralocalisation Processes, 19-20 November 2021

Date: 19-Nov-2021 - 20-Nov-2021
Location: Zoom, Switzerland
Contact Person: Anita Auer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://wp.unil.ch/emst/historical-urban-vernaculars-and-supralocalisation-processes/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Oct-2021

Meeting Description:

The online symposium Historical Urban Vernaculars and Supralocalisation Processes takes place on zoom on 19 and 20 November 2021.

Historical urban vernaculars play an important role in the explanation of supralocalisation processes and thus the standardisation of written languages. Some of the factors that illustrate the seminal role of written language produced in cities for the explanation of standardisation processes are the higher literacy rates, the existence of religious and civic writing centres, the development of book printing, and dialect and language contact through migration and trade.

To shed more light on historical urban vernaculars and supralocalisation processes in different languages and to promote cross-linguistic discussions, the Emerging Standards team cordially invites researchers working on historical urban vernaculars and related topics to submit an abstract to the 1.5 day symposium Historical Urban Vernaculars and Supralocalisation Processes.

We have the pleasure to welcome the following keynote speakers:

Wim Vandenbussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Joshua Brown (The Australian National University, Canberra)
Joanna Kopaczyk (University of Glasgow)

Call for Papers:

If you are interested in presenting your research (20-minute paper and 5 mins for questions) at the symposium, please submit a 300-word abstract (excl. references) by 30 September 2021 on this page: https://bit.ly/3naXbyu
You will be notified of your paper’s acceptance by 8 October 2021.

Given that the symposium is online, there are no symposium fees.




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