Program September–December 2018

5 September Examples, circularity and implied metatextuality in Mark Lewis’s Plain and Short Rules for Pointing Periods
Wilfrid Andrieu
Aix-Marseille University
19 September Typology – a new task of linguistics
Georg von der Gabelentz & James McElvenny
University of Edinburgh
3 October Workshop report: In the shadow of the standard
Olivia Walsh
University of Nottingham
17 October Triangulating the history of science communication: Faraday, Marcet and Smart
Brigitte Nerlich
University of Nottingham
31 October Towards a history of concept list compilation in historical linguistics
Johann-Mattis List
MPI for the Science of Human History, Jena
14 November 1918-2018: retour sur Les langues dans l’Europe nouvelle d’Antoine Meillet
Sébastien Moret
University of Lausanne
28 November The Elementa grammaticae Huronicae (1745) of Pierre-Philippe Potier
Zanna Van Loon
KU Leuven
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Postdoc: MEITS, University of Cambridge

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

A full-time Research Associate position is available at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the research project ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS)’, funded by the AHRC under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern languages in the UK. Read more ›

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MEITS Flexible Funding Call

MEITS is delighted to announce the launch of the second of two calls for funding to encourage other researchers and partners to work in partnership with the project. Read more ›

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of linguistics, June 2018

Below is a list of some monographs and collected volumes in the history and philosophy of linguistics that have appeared recently.
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CfP: The direct method in language teaching

Joint conference of PHELLE, CIRSIL, Henry Sweet Society and SIHFLES.

Granada (Spain), 16–17 May 2019

Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 January 2019

Notification of accepted proposals: 15 February 2019

What exactly is the ‘Direct Method’? In France, the chief inspector of modern languages Firmery answered this question in a very simple way in his 10 October 1902 article in the Revue politique et parlementaire: ‘It is the method by which one teaches a language directly, that is, without the intermediary of the mother tongue’ (in Rochelle 1906: 4; our translation)

In the 1880s a strong movement for reform of modern language teaching arose, principally in Germany and Scandinavia, with the addition of France at the beginning of the 20th century. The starting point for this renewal can be seen to have been the call made by Wilhelm Viëtor in 1882, under the pseudonym Quousque Tandem, in his manifesto Der Sprachunterricht muss umkehren (‘Language Teaching Must Change Direction!’). In 1886 the German Association of Modern Language Teachers was founded; in 1886, also, a group of Scandinavian teachers created a society to promote reform ideas. Similar associations were created across Europe: in France, the Association des Professeurs de Langues vivantes (APLV) and the Société des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes de l’Enseignement Public; in Britain, the Société Nationale des Professeurs de français; in Belgium the Union des professeurs de langues modernes, and so on. Read more ›

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SPRACHE UND KONTEXT IN DER GESCHICHTE DER SPRACHWISSENSCHAFT — LANGUAGE AND CONTEXT IN THE HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS (4. – 7. Juli 2018, Universität Potsdam)

“Studienkreis ‘Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft’” (SGdS)

XXIX. Internationales Kolloquium

SPRACHE UND KONTEXT IN DER GESCHICHTE DER SPRACHWISSENSCHAFT — LANGUAGE AND CONTEXT IN THE HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS
4. – 7. Juli 2018

Campus am Neuen Palais
Universität Potsdam
Haus 8, Raum 060/61

Organisation: Gerda Haßler & Angelika Rüter

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The program is available here : http://elverdissen.dyndns.org/~nodus/Potsdam’18_Prog.pdf

Information : 
https://www.uni-potsdam.de/romanistik-hassler/
or
http://elverdissen.dyndns.org/~nodus/sgds.htm

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New OA book series: history and philosophy of the language sciences

The open access publisher Language Science Press has just started a new book series on the history and philosophy of the language sciences. Proposals are welcome for books that fall within the aims and scope of the series: Read more ›

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of linguistics, May 2018

Below is a list of some monographs and collected volumes in the history and philosophy of linguistics that have appeared recently. Read more ›

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New Issue: Acta Structuralica – Open Access

Special issue on Phenomenology and Structuralism.

Articles: Read more ›

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Vivien Law Prize 2018

Vivien Law

The Vivien Law Prize is offered annually by the Henry Sweet Society for the best essay in the history of linguistic ideas. The competition is open to all currently registered students, and to scholars who have received their PhD or equivalent qualification within the last five years. Essays can be in English, French or German and up to 8000 words in length. Closing date is 30 September 2018.

Further information is available here: http://www.henrysweet.org/grants-and-prizes/vivien-law-prize/

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