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 ›
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 ›
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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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 ›
“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
Haus 8, Raum 060/61
Organisation: Gerda Haßler & Angelika Rüter
The program is available here : http://elverdissen.dyndns.org/~nodus/Potsdam’18_Prog.pdf
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 ›
Below is a list of some monographs and collected volumes in the history and philosophy of linguistics that have appeared recently. Read more ›
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/