Discourse traditions workshop (24/6–26/6/2021)
Old wine in new bottles?
Discourse Traditions in the light of recent approaches to textual analysis and language variation
organized by Esme Winter-Froemel & Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta
24‒26 June 2021, Würzburg (Germany) [online venue]
A positive side-effect of pandemic-related online conferences is that everyone can easily get connected from any part of the world. And so, from June 24 to 26, more than sixty guests from 15 different countries followed an invitation by Prof. Dr. Esme Winter-Froemel from the Romance linguistics department at the University of Würzburg and Prof. Dr. Álvaro Octavio de Toledo y Huerta from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and participated in a three-day workshop entitled Old wine in new bottles? Discourse Traditions in the light of recent approaches to textual analysis and language variation. The concept of Discourse Traditions, whilst being widely referred to in contemporary Romance studies, competes with other approaches in international linguistic research that focus on text structure and discourse phenomena, e.g. corpus linguistics, text linguistics, discourse analysis and computational approaches. The workshop aimed to discuss the contributions of these different approaches and frameworks, as well as to explore new perspectives for research on discourse traditions. The participants engaged in a packed programme of various talks on the subject followed by intense discussions. The papers presented at the highly successful and productive workshop will be published in the "Manual of Discourse Traditions in Romance", edited by Esme Winter-Froemel and Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta, to be included in the renowned series of the Manuals of Romance Linguistics at De Gruyter. (Lukas Eisend)
Thursday, June 24
|14.15–14.30||Introduction and welcome|
|Chair: Esme Winter-Froemel|
|14.30–15.10||Johannes Kabatek (Zürich): Discourse traditions and the historicity of language|
|15.10–15.50||Angela Schrott (Kassel): Conceptual developments in discourse traditions theory|
|15.50–16.30||Araceli López Serena (Sevilla): Discourse traditions and variation linguistics|
|Chair: Bert Cornillie|
|17.00–17.40||Santiago del Rey Quesada (Sevilla): Discourse traditions at the intersection of Romance and Latin in the Early Modern Period: Dialogue, Poetry, and Translation|
|17.40–18.20||Esme Winter-Froemel / Carlotta Posth (Würzburg / Freiburg): Discourse traditions in the history of French|
|18.20–19.00||Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta (Madrid, Autónoma): Discourse traditions in the history of European Spanish: Intensive elaboration and discourse-traditional features|
Friday, June 25
|Chair: Franziska Kailich|
|14.30–15.10||Konstanze Jungbluth / Valéria Gomes (Frankfurt an der Oder / Pernambuco): Discourse traditions in synchrony|
|15.10–15.50||Malte Rosemeyer (Regensburg): Discourse traditions and corpus linguistics|
|15.50–16.30||Emmanuel Cartier (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord): Discourse traditions and computational linguistics|
|Chair: Sandra Ellena|
|17.00–17.40||Daniel Jacob (Freiburg): The transition from Latin to Romance and the role of discourse traditions|
|17.40–18.20||Maria Selig (Regensburg): Discourse traditions in the early Romance period (with a focus on Gallo-Romance varieties)|
|18.20–19.00||Massimo Palermo / Jacqueline Visconti (Siena / Genova): Discourse traditions, text linguistics and historical pragmatic|
Saturday, June 26
|Chair: Álvaro Octavio de Toledo y Huerta|
|14.30–15.10||Christophe Gérard / François Rastier (Strasbourg / CNRS): Discourse traditions, genres, and rhetorics|
The programme is also available in pdf format.
The workshop will take place in an online format. Participation is free. Please register by Wednesday 23 June 2021 (11 am) by sending an e-mail with your name and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The link to access the workshop and presentations will be sent out to the participants shortly before the workshop.
Prof. Dr. Esme Winter-Froemel (email@example.com)