Conference 19./20.06.2014 – Languages and the First World War – British Library/University of Antwerp

May 19th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

In this conference to be hosted by the University of Antwerp and the British Library, World War One is discussed in terms of its influence on language: what changes were there within individual languages, and how did the languages of combatant nations influence each other? Was schoolboy French of any use to British soldiers, how did the profession of interpretation develop, how was Esperanto used, and how did soldiers use parables and poetry in letters home? The conference will examine the linguistic experience of the war through a wide range of subjects covering 10 languages used during the conflict.

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