Call for papers: Languages and the First World War

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War coincides with the fading of direct memory of the period. Few can remember the linguistic experience of
wartime in the speech of those directly or indirectly involved, but the linguistic traces of combat and civilian life, in and out of war zones, remain.

The idea for a conference on the linguistic experience and legacy of the war arose from research into the sociolinguistics of the war (especially the Western Front) and
the immediate post‐war period in the UK, particularly with reference to how terms had crossed linguistic boundaries, including between hostile linguistic groups.

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