École d’été – Multilingualism and language varieties in Europe – Autumn School in Medieval Languages and Culture 2019

This Autumn School is organized for PhD- and MA-students in Medieval Studies (especially history, literature, linguistics…) who did not have a training in historical sociolinguistics and discourse analysis during their regular study programme, but nevertheless need some basic knowledge and methodology in this field for their current research.

With a truly multi-disciplinary focus, specialists in historical linguistics and literature collaborate with medievalists to give an overview of the concepts, methodologies and debates of historical sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. Lectures include an accurate analysis of the relationship between Latin and the vernacular languages and attention is paid to formal approaches to change and contact linguistics. Multilingualism is studied in border areas and in trading cities, while code-switching is analyzed in the Burgundian Low Countries. The seminar ends with a lecture and a workshop on discourse analysis.

The Autumn School consists of four days during which participants will be able to combine lectures with interactive workshops. All sessions will be taught in English by leading experts in the field of historical sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.

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Programme :

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

8.30-9.00: Registration
9.00-10.30: Getting to know one another / postersession
10.30-11.00: coffee break

Theme 1: The emergence of the vernacular languages during the early middle ages

11.00-12.30: LECTURE Roger Wright (University of Liverpool) : The emergence of the vernacular languages in the Middle Ages; Romance in the Iberian Peninsula in the Tenth Century
12.30-13.30: LUNCH
13.30-15.00: WORKSHOP with Roger Wright
15.00-15.30: coffee break

Theme 2: Multilingualism in (linguistic) border areas and in trading cities

15.30-17.00: LECTURE Anna Adamska (Utrecht University) : A laboratory of multilingual communication? Speaking, writing and reading, in the towns of late medieval East Central Europe

Wednesday 23rd October2019

9.00-10.30u: LECTURE Thomas Brunner (University of Strasbourg) : Multilingualism in Medieval Flanders, with a focus upon the town of Douai
10.30-11.00: coffee break
11.00-12.30: WORKSHOP with Thomas Brunner
12.30-13.30: LUNCH

13.30-15.00: LECTURE Laura Wright (University of Cambridge): Multilingualism in trading cities: London
15.00-15.30: coffee break

Theme 3: Social status determining the choice of language or language register

15.30-17.00: LECTURE Janet F. van der Meulen (Free University of Amsterdam) : The English Court in the Low Countries (1338-1340). Waging War in French and Dutch

Thursday 24th October 2019

9.00-10.30: LECTURE Adrian Armstrong (Queen Mary University of London): Code-Switching and Social Identity in the Burgundian Low Countries
10.30-11.00: coffee break 11.00-12.30: WORKSHOP with Adrian Armstrong
12.30-13.30: LUNCH

13.30-15.00: WORKSHOP with Adrian Armstrong
15.00-15.30: coffee break

Theme 4: Discourse analysis

15.30-17.00: LECTURE Christopher Fletcher (University of Lille): Using words to talk about masculinity: England,13th-15thcentury

Friday 25th October 2019

9.00-10.30: WORKSHOP with Jan Dumolyn (Ghent University) on political ideologies
10.30-11.00: coffee break
11.00-12.30: WORKSHOP with Jan Dumolyn
12.30-13.30: LUNCH

Informations pratiques :

Application deadline is 20 Sept. 2019

Maximum of 20 participants. First-come, first-served!

Registration fee of EUR 150, waived for students from Ghent University & The Dutch Research School for Medieval Studies

Venue: Campus Book Tower, Blandijn Building, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent

Check our website for full programme & folder:

Information and registration:
Martine De Reu Dean’s office Blandijnberg 2
9000 Ghent, Belgium
Martine.DeReu@UGent.be @MedievalUGent
+32 9 264 36 92

Source : UGent

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