Biscriptality
sociolinguistic and cultural scenarios

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Biscriptality – sociolinguistic and cultural scenarios

Conference at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
18–20 September 2011

At this conference, representatives of very different philological disciplines – from antiquity to modern times, from Africa through Europe to East Asia – gathered their expertise about sociolinguistic situations with two (or more) scripts for one language. The aim was to make generalizations about the social factors influencing script choice on the basis of a classifaction of such situations.

Languages

The following bi- and multiscriptal languages were discussed at the conference:

Organization

The conference was sponsored by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities as a Conference for Young Researchers.