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Grant proposals: Language Acts and Worldmaking

The deadline for this round of funding is midnight on 27th May 20. Application form available here Languages Memory is the theme for the first Language Acts and Worldmaking conference, due to be held in Bush House, London, 13-14 June

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of linguistics, April 2018

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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Some reflections on the uses and abuses of theory in linguistic thought

Jon Orman My purpose in this piece is to offer a few brief thoughts on a series of questions with which I have become increasingly interested in recent months. Linguistics, it seems to me, is awash with theories and theoretical

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Lawyers, Linguists and Truthiness

Douglas Kibbee University of Illinois Are lies information? This was the question before the Supreme Court of Michigan in a 2016 case (People v. Harris, based on a 2009 incident). A police officer was charged with pulling a motorist out

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Posted in America, Article, Linguistics, Semantics

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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Posted in 19th century, Article, History, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics

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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