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Romance Languages in Medieval Latin Documentation

Las lenguas romances en la documentación latina medieval

As línguas romances na documentação latina medieval

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Published on Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Abstract

Following recent discussions on the presence of Romance elements in medieval Latin documents, we propose this meeting, which aims at offering a new opportunity to reflect on all forms of manifestation of Romance languages in the mentioned texts, as well as to present the latest scientific advances made in their study in the wider European context. Thus, issues related to how, both morphologically and syntactically, the diplomas show the transition from Latin to Romance languages, the mechanisms for Latinizing Romance elements, or the presence of borrowings from other languages that were assumed by Romance languages, may be subject to analysis. Similarly, contributions will be welcome regarding the role that medieval Latin lexicography plays in relation to Romance language and how dictionaries and lexical databases contribute to their study.

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Argument

The documents that were written, in Latin, during the Middle Ages constitute an exceptionally rich textual corpus, not only from a historical point of view but also from a linguistic one. As is well known, medieval diplomatic Latin, taking here the terminology proposed by Professor Maurilio Pérez, is a Latin written -and even spoken in certain situations when it is no longer the mother tongue of the speakers.

For this reason, the language that is read in the texts is full of borrowings from the vernacular language, making it a primary source for understanding the early steps of the Romance languages.Following recent discussions on the presence of Romance elements in medieval Latin documents, we propose this meeting, which aims at offering a new opportunity to reflect on all forms of manifestation of Romance languages in the mentioned texts, as well as to present the latest scientific advances made in their study in the wider European context. Thus, issues related to how, both morphologically and syntactically, the diplomas show the transition from Latin to Romance languages, the mechanisms for Latinizing Romance elements, or the presence of borrowings from other languages that were assumed by Romance languages, may be subject to analysis.

Similarly, contributions will be welcome regarding the role that medieval Latin lexicography plays in relation to Romance language and how dictionaries and lexical databases contribute to their study.

All researchers interested in the multiple ways in which Romance languages appear in Latin documentation during the Middle Ages are invited to participate.

Submission guidelines

Proposals for presentations, which will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee, can be submitted until August 31st.

Contributions in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Italian will be accepted.

The Organizing Committee will communicate the decision of the Scientific Committee before October 31st.

Accepted presentations will have a maximum duration of 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

E-MAIL: linguasromances2024@letras.ulisboa.pt

* The name of the author or authors, their affiliation, the title of the proposal and an abstract (max. 300 words) should be included.

  • 100€ with presentation
  • 50€ students (with presentation)
  • 25€ registration without presentation

Payment information will be provided later.

Keynote speakers

  • José António Souto Cabo (USC)
  • Maurilio Pérez González (ULE)
  • Pere J. Quetglas Nicolau (UB)
  • Steven Dworkin (U. Michigan)

Scientific committee

  • Ana Gómez Rabal (IMF-CSIC)
  • Esperança Cardeira (ULisboa)
  • Estrella Pérez Rodríguez (UVa)
  • Ivo Castro (ULisboa)
  • José Carracedo Fraga (USC)
  • José Manuel Díaz de Bustamante (USC)
  • Maria Antònia Fornés Pallicer (UIB)
  • Mercè Puig Rodríguez-Escalona (UB)
  • Paulo F. Alberto (ULisboa)

Organizing committee (ULISBOA)

  • Carlos Prieto Espinosa
  • Rodrigo Furtado
  • André Simões
  • Bruno Santos

Places

  • Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
    Lisbon, Portugal (1600-214)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, August 31, 2023

Keywords

  • Medieval Latin Documentation, Medieval Latin, Romance languages

Contact(s)

  • Rodrigo Furtado
    courriel : rodrigo [dot] furtado [at] campus [dot] ul [dot] pt

Information source

  • Rodrigo Furtado
    courriel : rodrigo [dot] furtado [at] campus [dot] ul [dot] pt

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Romance Languages in Medieval Latin Documentation », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, September 06, 2023, https://calenda.org/1093673

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