Thursday, July 30, 2015
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies May 12-15, 2016, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Kalamazoo 2016 #Kzoo2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Sessions Sponsored by the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies (HSMS)
1) Koineization and Standardization in Medieval Ibero-Romance languages
The focus of this session will be to discuss whether or not a common variety can be argued for Ibero-Romance medieval languages and if so, how each variety was configured, either by spontaneous koineization or by deliberate standardization processes, or perhaps both. Papers are invited to discuss issues such as what type of variation is present in Ibero-medieval texts and how modern scholars have come to the understanding of what features characterize and define such languages and varieties, how conventional linguistic varieties have been defined and what processes and ideologies made them reach such conclusions in the face of the immense variation present in medieval Ibero-Romance texts.
Please send abstract and Participant Information Form (available athttp://www.wmich.edu/medieval/
congress/submissions/index. html) to Gabriel Rei-Doval, email@example.com by .
2) Medieval Iberian Languages: Linguistic Perspectives
This session seeks to bring together advances in our knowledge of medieval Iberian languages. Presentations adopting either on intrinsic linguistic features found on medieval textual evidence, or on extrinsic aspects of language change, such as the socio-cultural/historical context or the textual production milieu, will be considered. Please send abstract and Participant Information Form (available athttp://www.wmich.edu/medieval/
congress/submissions/index. html) to Sonia Kania,firstname.lastname@example.org by .