LINGUIST List 32.2061

Tue Jun 15 2021

Confs: Romance; Disc Analys, Gen Ling, Hist Ling, Ling Theories, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 14-Jun-2021
From: Esme Winter-Froemel <>
Subject: Old wine in new bottles? Discourse Traditions in the light of recent approaches to textual analysis and language variation
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Old wine in new bottles? Discourse Traditions in the light of recent approaches to textual analysis and language variation

Date: 24-Jun-2021 - 26-Jun-2021
Location: Wuerzburg (online), Germany
Contact: Esme Winter-Froemel
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Meeting Description:

Discourse Traditions are a defining model of contemporary Romance studies, particularly in the field of linguistic variation and change. In international linguistic research, however, this approach competes with other approaches, such as corpus linguistics, text linguistics or discourse analysis, which deal with the textual conditions of language production and language change. There are a variety of approaches that focus on discourse phenomena from different perspectives and emphasize the importance of the discursive level within a comprehensively conceived linguistics. Our workshop aims to discuss the contributions of these different approaches to the investigation of issues in the field of discourse traditions, and to explore new domains and applications for discourse traditions research.

Participants of the workshop include Romance linguists who have contributed significantly to shaping the notion of discourse traditions in recent years, as well as international scholars working on related topics and approaches in the field of historical discourse linguistics and textual studies.

The workshop will take place in an online format. Participation is free. Please register by Wednesday 23 June 2021 (11 am) by sending an e-mail with your name and your contact information to
The link to access the workshop and presentations will be sent out to the participants shortly before the workshop.

Contact information:
Prof. Dr. Esme Winter-Froemel (

Esme Winter-Froemel (JMU Würzburg) & Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta (Madrid, Autónoma)

Program Information:

Thursday, June 24
14.15–14.30 Introduction and welcome
14.30–15.10 Johannes Kabatek (Zürich): Discourse traditions and the historicity of language
15.10–15.50 Angela Schrott (Kassel): Conceptual developments in discourse traditions theory
15.50–16.30 Araceli López Serena (Sevilla): Discourse traditions and variation linguistics
16.30–17.00 Break
17.00–17.40 Santiago del Rey Quesada (Sevilla): Discourse traditions at the intersection of Romance and Latin in the Early Modern Period: Dialogue, Poetry, and Translation
17.40–18.20 Esme Winter-Froemel / Carlotta Posth (Würzburg / Freiburg): Discourse traditions in the history of French
18.20–19.00 Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta (Madrid, Autónoma): Discourse traditions in the history of European Spanish: Intensive elaboration and discourse-traditional features
19.00–19.30 Wrap-up discussion

Friday, June 25
14.30–15.10 Konstanze Jungbluth / Valéria Gomes (Frankfurt an der Oder / Pernambuco): Discourse traditions in synchrony
15.10–15.50 Malte Rosemeyer (Regensburg): Discourse traditions and corpus linguistics
15.50–16.30 Emmanuel Cartier (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord): Discourse traditions and computational linguistics
16.30–17.00 Break
17.00–17.40 Daniel Jacob (Freiburg): The transition from Latin to Romance and the role of discourse traditions
17.40–18.20 Maria Selig (Regensburg): Discourse traditions in the early Romance period (with a focus on Gallo-Romance varieties)
18.20–19.00 Massimo Palermo / Jacqueline Visconti (Siena / Genova): Discourse traditions and historical pragmatics
19.00–19.30 Wrap-up discussion

Saturday, June 26
14.30–15.10 Christophe Gérard / François Rastier (Strasbourg / CNRS): Discourse traditions, genres, and rhetorics
15.10–15.40 Final discussion

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