Language rules? Languages, standards and linguistic inequality: multilingualism and variation in education, law and citizenship.
Registration for the Language Rules event is now open – register before March 8th to secure the Early Bird rate: https://t.co/kOEIRIPNj6

The Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) & Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (JHBS) encourage early career researchers to submit unpublished manuscripts for the John C. Burnham Early Career Award. Honorarium of US $500 (see details). Deadline June 30, 2019. https://t.co/X3O90rzs3x

NEU! Spannender interdisziplinärer Band zu Kartendarstellungen für Herkunft und Verbreitung von Sprachen, Artefakten, Völkern oder Kulturen. Mit einem Beitrag zur #Linguistik zusammen mit @ph_kraemer. #openaccess @Exc264Topoi https://t.co/8ZwB80v2VB

Happy New Year! 🎉 If you are, ever have been, or would like to become a member of the Henry Sweet Society, now is the time to review your membership.

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The Poor Man of Nippur – World’s first film in Babylonian

6 December 2018

“The Poor Man of Nippur” is a c. 3,000 year-old comic folk tale in Babylonian language. The main manuscript is a clay tablet from 701 BC found at the site of Sultantepe, in South-East Turkey. Recounted by a third-party narrator, it tells the story of the three-fold revenge which Gimil-Ninurta wreaks on the local Mayor
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The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas was founded in February 1984. Its aims are to promote and encourage the study of the history of all branches of linguistic thought, theoretical and applied, and including non-European traditions. Its fields of interest include the history both of the major subject areas of linguistics and also of more specialised topics, such as writing systems, literacy, rhetoric, and the application of linguistic ideas within professional and technical fields. Read more Henry Sweet

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Language & History aims to promote the study of the history of all branches of linguistic thought, theoretical and applied, and including non-European traditions.

Language & History

Its fields of interest include the history both of the major subject areas of linguistics and also more specialised topics, such as writing systems, literacy, rhetoric, and the application of linguistic ideas within professional and technical fields.

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