Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rethinking the history of the Aryan paradigm

Christopher Hutton University of Hong Kong My involvement with this topic began when I observed that the notion of a superior ‘Aryan race’, which functions in the English-speaking world as a near-universal shorthand for Nazi ideology, has no clear counterpart

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Posted in 19th century, 20th century, Germany, History, Linguistics

Program July-October 2013

[Program updated 30 July 2013] 24July Rethinking the history of the Aryan paradigmChristopher HuttonUniversity of Hong Kong 31July Break 7August Linguists choosing the wrong side: Jacob van Ginneken and other alleged Nazi collaboratorsToon Van HalUniversity of Leuven 14August Der Artikel

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Do linguists measure anything?

Nick Riemer University of Sydney and Laboratoire d’histoire des théories linguistiques, Université Paris-Diderot Few questions in linguistics can be as hoary, fundamental or, perhaps, as unsatisfactorily handled, as that of the discipline’s empirical status – a question typically presented as

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Posted in Linguistics, Philosophy, Semantics

Early writing and printing in the Philippines

Rebeca Ferndández Rodríguez Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Printing and publishing began in the Philippines with the arrival of the Spanish in 1565. Encountering an enormous number of native languages, the Spaniards felt a pressing need to describe the

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Posted in 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, History, Philippines