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Full Title: The Emergence of Standard English in Multilingual Britain

      
Location: Faculty of English, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Start Date: 20-Apr-2017 - 21-Apr-2017
Contact: Anne-Helene Halbout
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.meits.org/events/event/the-emergence-of-standard-english-in-multilingual-britain
Meeting Description: Two-day workshop organised as part of the AHRC-funded project Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS).

Workshop Themes:

The history of Standard English as told in the handbooks is essentially a monolingual one. Yet anyone who has worked with late medieval texts written in Britain has to contend with at least Medieval Latin and Anglo-Norman French, as well as potentially the influences of one or more Celtic languages and Old Norse. Recent decades have seen a burgeoning of work in historical sociolinguistics, where perspectives of variation, multilingualism, and writing from below are applied to social groupings and political systems.

This two-day workshop aims to bring together people who are interested in both historical multilingualism and the evolution of Standard English.

The confirmed speakers for the event are:

Prof Wim Vandenbussche, University of Brussels
Prof Terttu Nevalainen, University of Helsinki
Prof Merja Stenroos, University of Stavanger
Dr Jacob Thaisen, University of Oslo
Prof Juan Manuel Hernandez Campoy, University of Murcia
Prof Juan Camilo Conde Silvestre, University of Murcia
Dr Alpo Honkapohja, University of Zurich
Prof Anita Auer, University of Lausanne
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 27.4137


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