Re: Quenya at the SILF in Helsinki September 2005
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "laurifindil" <ejk@f...> wrote:
> I'm happy to announce that I have been invited to the SILF, which this<snip>
> year is hosted by the University of Helsinki
> to talk about Quenya.
> [Congratulations, Edouard! Perhaps you can post a report hereI will with pleasure.
> afterwards to give us your impressions of how Quenya and
> Tolkienian Linguistics were received at the conference. PHW]
And if I may ask for some help.
I have been looking for months for a copy of "Scholarship & Fantasy",
Proceedings of the Tolkien Phenomenon, May 1992, Turku, Finland,
edited by K. J. Battarbee.
Anyone having the book, please contact me! Thanks.
I have been invited to the SILF, which this year is hosted by the
University of Helsinki
talk about Quenya and Finnish.
The SILF ended yesterday. About 150 linguists participated, mostly
French, but also Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Spanish, and Finnish (it
was not open to the public, a few students were in).
My talk lasted (as usual in such conferences) 20 mins. with 10 mins.
of discussion. About 10 linguists participated, but remember that
there were 3 conferences at the same time in other rooms. Still, I
cannot say that it was a "big" success. But I am the only professional
linguist in that "very special" field...
Later on, we had a few talks and others who not knowing anything
about the subject became quite interested in it and asked to know
I hope to make three conferences next year, including (at least one)
in the US.
As far as I know, it is the first time ever that a talk about Tolkien's
ConLang was presented at International Conf. of Linguistics.