Tuesday 7 December 2010

CFP: Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas

The next Spring Meeting of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas will be held on Saturday 19 March 2011 at the University of Cambridge. The Leslie Seiffert Lecture will be delivered by Professor Emeritus Richard Hudson of University College London.

Papers are invited on any topic within the History of Linguistics, and will typically be of 20 minutes’ duration with 10 minutes for discussion. All proposals, including title and abstract (maximum 250 words) should be sent either electronically or by post to the address below by 31 January 2011. Notification of acceptance of proposals will be made by 18 February 2011.

Booking forms will be available on the Henry Sweet Society website (http://www.henrysweet.org) from early January, and must be returned by
9 March 2011.

For abstract submissions and further information please contact:

Dr Deborah Hayden
Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic,
University of Cambridge
9 West Road,
Cambridge CB3 9DP, UK

The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas was founded in February 1984. Its aims are to promote and encourage the study of the history of all branches of linguistic thought, theoretical and applied, and including non-European traditions. Its fields of interest include the history both of the major subject areas of linguistics and also of more specialised topics, such as writing systems, literacy, rhetoric, and the application of linguistic ideas within professional and technical fields. It also publishes the biannual journal, Language and History.

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