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New Worlds for Old Words

Event date Event time Event location
23/09/2019 - 24/09/2019 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 09:00-17:30 King's College London, Council Room, Room K2.29, Level 2, King's Building, Strand, London

Colloquium organised by Professor Chris Pountain and Bozena Wislocka Breit. Part of the Language Acts and Worldmaking Worldmaking Fair.

Language Acts' Loaded Meanings research strand invites you to a conference studying the impact of cultured borrowing on the Romance languages and English. The study of cultured borrowings represents what is probably the single most important cultural contact observable in the languages of western Europe, that between the vernaculars and the most widely used languages of European antiquity, Latin and Greek. The extent and impact of cultured influence on the linguistic structure of the western European languages, especially the Romance languages, has been severely underestimated, and certainly merits further investigation.

Keynote Speakers

  • Steven Dworkin, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Ingmar Söhrman, Göteborgs Universitet
  • Santiago del Rey Quesada, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Gloria Clavería, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

For programme details and to book https://www.languageacts.org/events/new-worlds-old-words-colloquium/

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