[lg policy] call: Biscriptality =?windows-1252?Q?=96_?=Sociolinguistic and Cultural Scenarios

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 1 15:51:40 UTC 2011

Biscriptality – Sociolinguistic and Cultural Scenarios

Date: 19-Sep-2011 - 20-Sep-2011
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Contact: Daniel Buncic
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://biscriptality.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics; Writing Systems

Meeting Description:

At this conference, representatives of very different philological
disciplines – from antiquity to modern times, from Africa through
Europe to East Asia – will gather their expertise about
sociolinguistic situations with two (or more) scripts for one
language. The aim is to make generalizations about the social factors
influencing script choice on the basis of a classification of such

Alexandra von Lieven (Berlin)
Hieroglyphs and Hieratic – what is the difference and does it matter?

Sandra Lippert (Tübingen)
Hieratic vs. Demotic – Changing Uses of Two Egyptian Cursive Scripts
(with an Excursus on the Development of Old Coptic)

Yukiyo Kasai (Berlin)
Multiscriptality in Old Turkish – Relationship between Scripts and Religions

Terje Spurkland (Oslo)
Runes and Roman Script in Medieval Scandinavia – Complementary
Entities or Cross-over Phenomena?

Marina Bobrik (Berlin) and Aleksej Gippius (Moscow)
Sprachliche Idiome und Orthographische Systeme im alten Novgorod
(Linguistic Varieties and Orthographic Systems in Old Novgorod)

Achim Rabus (Freiburg)
Von Diglossie zu Diglyphie? Sozio- und Schriftlinguistik des
Russischen im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (From Diglossia to Diglyphia:
Russian Sociolinguistics and Linguistics of Writing in the 17th and
18th centuries)

Ekaterina Kislova (Moscow)
‘Church Slavonic’ and ‘Civil’ Orthography of the Russian Language in
Manuscripts and Printed Texts of the 18th Century

Jürgen Spitzmüller (Zürich)
The ‘Typographical Manifesto’. Blackletter/Roman Typeface Variation as
a Social Practice in Germany

Anastasia Antipova (Tübingen)
Kyrillisches vs. lateinisches Alphabet in der Geschichte des
Weißrussischen (Cyrillic vs. Latin Alphabet in the history of

Daniel Bunčić (Tübingen)
Zweischriftigkeit in Gegenwart und Geschichte des Serbokroatischen
(Biscriptality in Past and Present of Serbo-Croatian)

Carmen Brandt (Halle)
Script as a Momentum of Identity Formation in South Asia

Helma Pasch (Cologne)
Alte Schriften Können überleben, wo Neue Keine Chance haben.
Zweischriftige Situationen im Subsaharanischen Afrika (Old Secondary
Scripts May Survive where New ones have No Chance. Biscriptal
Situations in Sub-Saharan Africa)

Barbara Sonnenhauser (Munich)
Crimean Tatars return to Latin?

Sandra Birzer (Regensburg)
Sociolinguistic Specificities of Russian Transliterated E-mail Messages

Henning Klöter (Bochum)
Digraphia and Diorthographia in Greater China

Ihar Klimaŭ (Minsk)
Taraškevica vs. Narkamaŭka – the Case of a Bicultural Conflict in
Belarusian and in Belarus

Paul Rössler (Regensburg)
Variants in Contemporary German Orthography and Their Status in Print Media


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