Language in Style. Linguistic variation in Greek and Latin from Lexis to Register - 18-19-20/05/2016
While stylistics has a very long tradition in the classical studies, ‘styles’ have not often been defined in terms of communicative functions and priorities, even though these relate naturally to linguistic variation. The present conference intends to stimulate research and debate in this perspective by looking into both the ancient texts and the rhetorical tradition. The conference is convened by Alessandro Vatri (Oxford) and Tzu-I Liao (UCL), and its aim is to rethink the traditional notion of ‘style’ in Greek and Latin in theoretical and practical terms from the perspective of language use and communication—an approach that profits especially from the tools and methods of contemporary linguistics (e.g. sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis).
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Wolfson College (Oxford, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Alessandro Vatri (U. Oxford) ; Tzu-I Liao (U. College London)
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Fecha límite para la inscripción/ closing date for registration/ la data limite per l'iscrizione: 03/05/2016
Wednesday 18 May 2016 Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Registration and welcome refreshments Foyer
Rutger J. Allan | VU Amsterdam Herodotus' oral style as 'Sprache der Nähe'
Amy Coker | Manchester Genre, Style & Bad Language
Evert van Emde Boas | Oxford Mind Style, Cognitive Stylistics, and Ethopoeia in Lysias
Victor Bers | Yale The Stylistically Self-Conscious Attic Orator
Tzu-i Liao | UCL title tbc
Plenary Talk Andreas Willi | Oxford title tbc
Thursday 19 May 2016 Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Coulter George | Virginia On Hiatus and Harmoniai: Why Euphony Still Matters to Linguists
Casper C. de Jonge | Leiden title tbc
Alessandro Vatri | Oxford title tbc
Antonis Tsakmakis | U. Cyprus Parody and style (in Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae)
Annemieke Drummen | Heidelberg Discourse patterns in Greek drama: registers, frequencies, and Hermogenes
Łukasz Berger | Silesian U. Katowice Register variation of greeting sequence in Roman comedy
Hilla Halla-aho | Helsinki Preposed adnominal relative clauses in Roman comedy
Wolfgang de Melo | Oxford Style in Roman comedy: the distribution of morphological archaisms
Alice Bonandini | Trento Exercises in Style. Seneca, Menippean Satire and Linguistic Variation
All participants are invited to attend the Gaisford Lecture, 17.00, at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (66 St Giles, Oxford).
Conference dinner The Folly (1 Folly Bridge, Oxford) Limited availability
Friday 20 May 2016 Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Anna Bonifazi | Stuttgart A blend of registers in the same historiographical account: Thucydides’ language in the chapters on the plague (2.47.3-2.54)
David Langslow | Manchester Grecizing, Latinizing, vulgarized, and standardized: the ‘linguistic archaeology’ of a Latin medical translation
Felix Meister | Köln ‘Hymnic’ Register: Adaptations to the Mortal Sphere in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry
Klaas Bentein | Gent Finite versus non-finite complementation in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek Towards a new pragmatic opposition?
Jesús de la Villa Polo | U. Autónoma Madrid title tbc
Luuk Huitink | Heidelberg title tbc