In 1991 International Conferences “Problems and Methods of the History of Language” begat to celebrate at University of Girona with the aim of promoting discussion among specialist on theoretical aspects of the history of languages. In the previous editions this conferences have addressed issues such as The History of the Words, Linguistic History of Europe in Reformation and Counter-Reformation period, The History of Linguistic Ideas, The Space of Languages, The constructions of languages: norms, myths and emotions.
In 2016 the colloquium is entitled Desired language
. The research group on History of Language and Standard Language from the University of Girona promotes these conferences and in recent years has contributed decisively to the singling out of the History of Language as a linguistic discipline. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the group’s research uses contributions from the field of literature, social history or other disciplines apparently far away as sociology, psychology or philosophy of language.
For more information, consult the GHL website here.