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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 910: Multilingualism - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Worldwide Universities Network: Multilingualism in Medieval Societies
Organiser:Catherine J. Batt, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Catherine J. Batt, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

This round table considers a range of theoretical and practical issues, across and within disciplines, relating to the nature and extent of multilingualism as a cultural phenomenon in the Middle Ages, and to its critical perception. Papers will encourage discussion about the inter-relation of Latin and vernacular, and the interaction of vernaculars, and about multilingualism in relation to rhetoric and music, in societies across Europe (including the British Isles, Spain, the broader Mediterranean, Central and Northern Europe). Some papers will also address modern institutional approaches to multilingualism, and in what ways they shape our ideas about the Middle Ages.
Participants include Anna Adamska (Universiteit Utrecht), William T. Flynn (University of Leeds), Esther Gomez-Sierra (University of Manchester), Lars Boje Mortensen (Universitetet i Bergen), Marco Mostert (Universiteit Utrecht), and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (University of York).