CfP: International Conference Ideology and Linguistic Ideas 2019, Tblisi

12 September 2019 – 14 September 2019

After the two successful conferences in 2015 and 2017, we are pleased to invite scholars interested in the history of linguistic ideas developed alongside with different ideologies in different times once more to Georgia.

200 years ago, in 1819, Rasmus Rask after his well-known work “Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language” (1818), traveled to St. Petersburg and Tbilisi (1819).

During this travel he wrote a paper in German on the Languages and Literatures of Norway, Iceland Sweden and Finland (1819). After that Rasmus Rask travelled in Persia, India and Ceylon. He wrote very important works on the authenticity of the Zend language and on the method of expressing the sounds of the Indian Languages in European characters. These works of Rasmus Rask created the strong basis for the historical-comparative linguistics. Due to this reason our conference is dedicated to Rasmus Rask and 200 years history of comparative and areal linguistics.

Conference Organizers:

Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the History of Linguistics
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
St. Petersburg State University

The conference will be held on 12-14 September 2019 at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Call for Papers:

Papers relating to any aspect of the history of linguistic ideas developed alongside with ideologies are invited, focusing on diverse topic areas from individual case studies to methodological considerations. Especially the papers on the history of comparative and areal linguistics are very welcome.

Keynote speakers:

Hans Basbøll (University of Southern Denmark)
Frans Gregersen (University of Copenhagen)
Leonid S. Chekin (Leading Researcher, AIRO-XXI Research Centre, Moscow)

Proposals for papers should be submitted in the form of abstracts of 400 words as Word doc, accompanied by the affiliation, email address and short bio of the participant and mailed to:

The official languages of the conference are Georgian and English.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 20 June 2019. The conference editorial board will select the papers to be presented at the conference. Final selection will be made by 30 June 2019; notification of acceptance will be sent before 5 July 2019.

For further information please contact the local members of the executive board by using

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