Historical Code-switching: The Next Step
Place: University of Tampere
Date: 11-13 June 2014
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December 2013
Call for Papers
The study of historical code-switching has now come of age, with numerous articles published on various language combinations. It is generally accepted that code-switching occurred in the past, and this assertion no longer needs to be proven or defended. It’s time to take the next step.
For the two-day symposium, we invite papers on code-switching from any historical period and mixing any combination of languages, European or otherwise. In particular, we welcome papers that:
The symposium is organised by two projects funded by the Academy of Finland. The ‘Multilingual Practices in the History of Written English’ project (2012-2016) investigates code-switching practices as evidenced by documents produced in Britain: before c.1500 between Medieval Latin, Anglo-Norman, and Middle English, and after c.1500 between English and various European languages. The ‘Multilingualism in the Long Twelfth Century’ project (2012-2015) focuses on code-switching in texts produced in Britain between c.1100 and c.1300.
Abstracts of max. 300 words including references should be sent to the conference secretary (anna.petajaniemi [at] uta.fi) by 31 December 2013.
Päivi Pahta, Arja Nurmi, Laura Wright, Janne Skaffari, Jukka Tyrkkö, Anna Petäjäniemi, Aleksi Mäkilähde
Anna Petäjäniemi (anna.petajaniemi [at] uta.fi)