Monday, June 25, 2012

CFP: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies

Call for papers for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, to be
held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9-12, 2013.  


Sessions sponsored by the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies:  


Linguistic Contacts in Medieval Iberia (2 sessions)


As a crossroads of cultures, the Iberian Peninsula provides a fertile field
for the study of the contact and interaction of peoples, cultures and
languages. This session seeks to examine linguistic contacts in any region
of Iberia during the middle ages. It includes the contact between any
languages, be they Romance (e.g. Castilian, Aragonese, Mozarabic) or
non-Romance (e.g. Arabic, Hebrew, Germanic). Any form of Latin and its
“interaction” with any other language during the Middle Ages in the Iberian
territory are also included here. Both synchronic and diachronic approaches
to language contact are welcome. Emphasis may be on the written word and its
literary manifestations, as well as on specific linguistic features (i.e.
sound system, morphology, syntax, and lexicon).  Ultimately, this session
seeks to add the linguistic evidence to the increasingly productive field of
intercultural exchanges in medieval Iberia. Any relationship between the
medieval languages of the Iberian Peninsula and the languages of its
overseas colonies during the sixteenth century is also welcome. Equally
acceptable is the reception or reinterpretation of medieval Iberian
languages (e.g. Astur-Leonese, Navarro-Aragonese, Judeo-Spanish) in
post-medieval times.


Please send abstract and Participant Information Form (available at to either
Vicente Lledó-Guillem ( or Cynthia Kauffeld
( by Sept. 15.

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