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CfP: Henry Sweet Society colloquium 4-6 Sept 2023, UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal

The 2023 annual colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas will be held from Monday 4 September until Wednesday 6 September 2023 at the Universidade de Tr√°s-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal).  The

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Randy Harris‚Äôs second take on the Linguistics Wars

Review ofRandy Allen Harris: The Linguistics Wars: Chomsky, Lakoff, and the Battle over Deep Structure. Second edition. Oxford University Press. 2021. John GoldmithUniversity of Chicago Randy Harris has written an extremely engaging account of the rise of generative syntax and

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Raymond de Saussure‚Äôs Freudian appropriation of Antoine Meillet‚Äôs historical and general linguistics

Cover of Imago 1922

John JosephUniversity of Edinburgh One hundred years ago, Raymond de Saussure (1894-1971), the second son of Ferdinand and Marie de Saussure, published a review of a collection of papers by his father’s most famous and devoted student, Antoine Meillet (1866-1936).

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Call for papers: ICHoLS XVI, Tbilisi, 26‚Äď30 August 2024

26‚Äď30 August 2024, Tbilisi, Georgia Hosted by Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the History of Linguistics Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University The Sixteenth International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, ICHoLS XVI, will be held from 26 to 30

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Australian languages, histories of documentation, description and revival

Online workshop, 1‚Äď2 December 2022 Organisers: James McElvenny and Clara Stockigt This workshop will bring together linguists, anthropologists and historians to discuss the history of the documentation, description and revival of the Aboriginal languages of Australia. Central questions to be

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CfP: Colloquium Studienkreis Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft, Flensburg 8‚Äď11 June 2022

On 8‚Äď11 June 2022, the 31st International Colloquium of the ‚ÄúStudienkreis ‚ÄėGeschichte der Sprachwissenschaft‚Äô‚ÄĚ (SGdS) on Language and Language Awareness in the History of Linguistics will take place at the Europa-Universit√§t Flensburg. The choice of topics may range from antiquity

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CfP: Henry Sweet Society Colloquium Leuven 2022

The 2022 annual colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas will be held from Tuesday 20 September until Thursday 22 September 2022 at the University of Leuven (Belgium). The general theme of the colloquium is: 

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Podcast zum Wiener B√ľhler-Workshop 2021

Am 4. und 5. Februar 2021 fand an der Sigmund Freud Privatuniversit√§t Wien ein internationaler Workshop zu Karl B√ľhler und der Geschichte des Wiener Psychologischen Institutes statt, der von Janette Friedrich und Gerhard Benetka geleitet wurde. Janette Friedrich und Gerhard

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CfP: Abralin International Congress, 22‚Äď30 Sept 2021

The main theme of InterAb 12 will be ‚ÄúLinguistics Challenges in Open Science‚ÄĚ. This edition will be completely online. Proposals in all areas of linguistics are welcome. Papers covering the main theme will be considered for keynote. All InterAb12 activities

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Public talk online: The ‚ÄúPolitical‚ÄĚ and the Language-Dialect Dichotomy, or Fact-Checking Noam Chomsky

Monday 21 June 2021, 11:00am CEST The ‚ÄúPolitical‚ÄĚ and the Language-Dialect Dichotomy, or Fact-Checking Noam Chomsky Alexander Maxwell¬†(Victoria University of Wellington) In this talk, Alexander Maxwell suggests that linguists pondering the language-dialect dichotomy fall into two schools: apolitical agnostics who

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Upcoming events

12‚Äď13 January 2023
Paris, France
SHESL Conference 2023
New historical and diachronic perspectives on grammaticalization

4-6 September 2023
Universidade de Tr√°s-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
2023 Annual Colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society
What counts as scientific in the History of Linguistics?

6-9 September 2023
Universidade de Tr√°s-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
XXXII. International Colloquium of the ‚ÄúStudienkreis ‚ÄėGeschichte der Sprachwissenschaft'‚ÄĚ (SGdS)
Controversies in the history of linguistics