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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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Call for papers: History of Linguistics and its Significance, ICL20, 2-6 July 2018

History of linguistics & its Significance ICL20, International Congress of Linguists The Dynamics of Language 2-6 July 2018, Cape Town South Africa Workshop organiser: Camiel Hamans (, Adam Mickiewicz University Please submit abstracts in English by 24 July 2017:

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Call for papers: The circulation of linguistic and philological knowledge between Germany and the world (16th to 20th cent.), 25-27 January 2018

The goal of this conference is to gain a better understanding of transnational exchanges between the German-speaking world and the rest of the world in the fields of linguistics and philology. The period under consideration stretches from the 16th century

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Program February-June 2017

[Program updated 16 February 2017] 16February La langue de Boas. Quelques remarques à propos de l’écriture de Franz Boas.Chloé LaplantineLaboratoire d’Histoire des Théories Linguistiques CNRS-Université Paris Diderot 7March The Prague Linguistic Circle and the analogy between musicology and linguisticsBart KarstensUniversity

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Program September-December 2016

Updated: 27 November 2016 7September The Chilean Academy of the Spanish Language: the institutionalization of a discourse community.Darío RojasUniversity of Chile 28September Ludwig Noiré and the Debate on Language Origins in the 19th CenturyJacopo D’AlonzoSorbonne Nouvelle & Sapienza Università di

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Christian Karl Reisig as an upholder of philosophical linguistics in 19th century Germany

Jacques François Université de Caen & CNRS In his introduction (p.6-18) to the Vorlesungen über lateinische Sprachwissenschaft (Lectures on Latin Linguistics, 1839), Christian Karl Reisig offered a philosophically grounded account of the epistemology of language as a Prinzipienwissenschaft (“Science of

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Program February-June 2016

17February Networking and obstacles to the development of the language sciences as reflected in the correspondence of Rodolfo Lenz and Hugo Schuchardt.Silvio Moreira de Sousa and Johannes MückeHugo Schuchardt Archive, University of Graz 10March Aree, volumi e spazi: la geometria

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