HISTORICAL URBAN VERNACULARS AND SUPRALOCALISATION PROCESSES:
An online symposium to take place on 19 and 20 November 2021
The online symposium Historical Urban Vernaculars and Supralocalisation Processes takes place on zoom on 19 and 20 November 2021.
Historical urban vernaculars play an important role in the explanation of supralocalisation processes and thus the standardisation of written languages. Some of the factors that illustrate the seminal role of written language produced in cities for the explanation of standardisation processes are the higher literacy rates, the existence of religious and civic writing centres, the development of book printing, and dialect and language contact through migration and trade.
To shed more light on historical urban vernaculars and supralocalisation processes in different languages and to promote cross-linguistic discussions, the Emerging Standards team cordially invites researchers working on historical urban vernaculars and related topics to submit an abstract to the 1.5 day symposium Historical Urban Vernaculars and Supralocalisation Processes.
We have the pleasure to welcome the following keynote speakers:
REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT:
If you are interested in attending the symposium online, please register by filling in THIS FORM by 10 November 2021. You will then be sent the ZOOM link for the event by email.
Given that the symposium is online, there are no symposium fees.
SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE (all times CET):
|Friday, 19 |
|14.30-15.30||Welcome and Presentation of EMST Project Findings (Anita Auer, Moragh Gordon & Tino Oudesluijs)|
|15.30-16.00||The Supralocal Urban Vernaculars of Colombia|
Carlos Jair Martinez Albarracin (Independent Researcher)
Joanna Nolan (SOAS)
|17.00-18.00||Keynote lecture by Wim Vandenbussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)|
“You can’t always get what you want.” Reflections on 25 Years of Research on Urban Vernaculars in Flanders and beyond
|18.00-19.00||Apéro on wonder.me|
|Saturday, 20 November 2021|
|9.00-10.00||Keynote lecture by Joshua Brown (Australian National University)|
Historical Urban Vernaculars and Supralocalisation Processes in Renaissance Italy
|10.00-10.30||Exploring Historical Urban Vernaculars in Early Modern Bern, Switzerland|
Christa Schneider (University of Bern)
|10.30-11.00||The Role of Carniolan Capital Ljubljana Vernacular in the Emergence of the Slovenian Literary Language in the 16th Century|
Alenka Jelovšek (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
|11.30-12.00||On the Anglo-Norman Origins of Supralocalisation in English |
Laura Wright (University of Cambridge)
|12.00-12.30||Another Look at the Samuels Standards|
Jacob Thaisen (University of Oslo)
|14.00-14.30||Urban Vernacular Processes and Contact in Early Modern Icelandic (1500-1800): The Loss of the Pronominal Dual|
Heimir F. Viðarsson (University of Iceland)
|14.30-15.00||The Emerging Standard Language: Newspapers in Early Modern German|
Ulrike Demske (University of Potsdam)
|15.00-16.00||Keynote lecture by Joanna Kopaczyk (University of Glasgow): |
It is to wyt… sciendum est… Supralocalisation Processes in a Historical Multilingual Environment
|16.00-16.30||Final discussion and closing of the symposium|