29.3020, Calls: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Germany

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Subject: 29.3020, Calls: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Germany

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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 16:46:41
From: Anna Havinga [Anna.Havinga at bristol.ac.uk]
Subject: Deutscher Sprachgebrauch im 18. Jahrhundert: Sprachmentalität, Sprachwirklichkeit, Sprachreichtum

Full Title: Deutscher Sprachgebrauch im 18. Jahrhundert: Sprachmentalität, Sprachwirklichkeit, Sprachreichtum 

Date: 09-May-2019 - 10-May-2019
Location: Eichstätt, Germany 
Contact Person: Anna Havinga
Meeting Email: Anna.Havinga at bristol.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.ku.de/slf/germanistik/deutschsprawi/tagungen-und-workshops/deutscher-sprachgebrauch-im-18-jahrhundert-sprachmentalitaet-sprachwirklichkeit-sprachreichtum/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2018 

Meeting Description:

German Language use in the 18th Century: Language Mentality, Reality, and

9-10 May 2019, Eichstätt, Germany

Prof. Dr. Paul Rössler, University of Regensburg
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schröder, Universität Hamburg

The 18th century cannot be underestimated in terms of its importance for the
development of current varieties of standard German. Fictional literature
reached one of its peaks around 1800; typical features of New High German,
e.g. the 'verbal bracket', are considered to have been fully developed by that
time, and the standardisation of written German progressed in this century.
Further profound developments, such as the language shift from Latin to modern
vernaculars in academia, also gained pace.

Despite its significance, the 18th century is still under-researched in
comparison to other periods. The aim of this conference is to unite the
different approaches to linguistic research on this century (from formal to
sociolinguistic ones), to explore new areas of study, and to contribute to a
more accurate depiction of 'Older New High German'.

Call for Papers:

Researchers at any career stage are invited to submit an abstract on any of
the following research areas:

Language mentality: Which models and principles (actors, concepts) influenced
language use and processes of standardisation at the time? What roles did
linguistic purism and language ideologies play in the 18th century?

Language reality: How was language used in different genres and modes (spoken
versus written) by certain social classes? How can German varieties of the
18th century be described accurately?

Language diversity: What role did (internal and external) multilingualism play
in the German-speaking language area in the 18th century? What is
characteristic for language contact situations at the time?

Diachronic and synchronic investigations within these main topics are welcome.
The questions above do not exclude papers on other research interests, as long
as they relate to the 18th century.

It is planned to publish the contributions in an edited volume. 

Abstracts in either German or English of no more than 300 words (excluding
references) should be submitted via EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ds18jh) by 31 October 2018.

Any questions about the conference should be directed to the organisers Dr
Anna Havinga (Anna.Havinga at bristol.ac.uk) or Dr Bettina Lindner
(Bettina.Lindner at ku.de).


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