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Making of the Humanities VII, 15–17 November 2018, Amsterdam

The Making of the Humanities VII University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘The Making of the Humanities’ conference returns to Amsterdam! This is the place where the conference series started in 2008, 10 years ago. The University of Amsterdam will host

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SHLP6 – Adelaide 13-14 December 2018

We are pleased to announce that the sixth biennial conference of the Society for the History of Linguistics in the Pacific (SHLP) is to be held on December 13th-14th 2018 at the University of Adelaide. This conference is supported by

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Wilhelm Wundt and the Lautgesetze Controversy

Lia Formigari Sapienza Università di Roma A long-dominant historiographical tradition, culminating in Hugo Schuchardt’s essay Über die Lautgesetze (1885), depicted the Neogrammarians as the irreducible upholders of the unconditioned validity of phonetic laws. It is my view that, if we

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Program January–April 2018

17 January Wilhelm Wundt and the Lautgesetze controversyLia FormigariSapienza Università di Roma 31 January ‛Karte und Gebiet′. Die Spatialisierung von Sprache in der Dialektologie des Deutschen von 1918 bis 1955Jan David BraunÖstereichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 14 February Developments in

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Call for Papers: Kolloquium des Studienkreises Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft 2018

Sprache und Kontext in der Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft 4.–7. Juli 2018 Der “Studienkreis ‘Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft’” lädt zu seinem XXIX. Internationalen Kolloquium ein, das von Mittwoch, den 4. Juli (Anreisetag), bis Samstag, den 7. Juli 2018, in Potsdam stattfinden wird.

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Call for papers: Central Australian Linguistics Circle

Central Australian Linguistics Circle Meeting 5 April 2018 AND Friends of the Strehlow Centre Symposium 6–7 April 2018 “Reflecting on the past, making tracks for the future” The Symposium reflects on the rich and interesting history of Central Australia which

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10th Conference of Missionary Linguistics, 21-24 March 2018

10th Conference of Missionary Linguistics 21-24 March 2018, Rome The International Conference on Missionary Linguistics focuses on older texts (colonial, postcolonial, mainly from missionaries) with the following objectives: the history of linguistics, linguistic documentation, translation studies and sociocultural analysis. The

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Speech act theory and Georg von der Gabelentz

Forms of speech

Sven Staffeldt University of Würzburg 1. The modernity of the ancestors There is a trend in linguistics – or maybe even in general – to reclaim the works of older authors. Older authors are sometimes used as sources of information

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Vivien Law Essay Prize 2017

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

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Program September-December 2017

September Speech act theory and Georg von der GabelentzSven StaffeldtUniversity of Würzburg October From godly analogy to “distant like floating clouds”: the inevitability of the Sino-Dene hypothesis and the scalability of comparative linguisticsYukun ZengUniversity of Chicago November Benvenuto Terracini and

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