The UW Linguistics Colloquium Series Presents:
"The State of Sociolinguistic Research in Bulgaria"
Dr. Angel G. Angelov;
Department of Slavic Philologies, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia;
Fulbright Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages & Literature,
University of Washington
Where: Miller 301
When: Friday, October 11th, 3:30-5:00pm
This lecture will attempt to trace the movement of linguistic ideas between countries and universities over the past 50 years. Sociolinguistics is a case in point of how the movement favoring objective language description and the search for more adequate methods of linguistic analysis, which came about in the U.S. during the 1960s and 70s, were able to cross the "iron curtain" and take hold in environments dominated by opposing political ideologies. The development of fieldwork in Bulgaria is a success story about the contagious power of scientific enthusiasm. The loss of dialects and emancipation of minorities in Southeast Europe spurs a need not only for descriptions of languages, but also a deeper understanding of sociolinguistic patterns. Today, Bulgarian sociolinguistics are busily addressing this need.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is open to the public and brought to you by the Linguistics Society at the University of Washington.
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