The Science of Words by Alain Rey and Sylvie Bazin [fr]

The Science of Words / La Science du mot is a bilingual symposium open to all on the love for words and what has been said about them.

This event will be held at the University of Victoria October 15-19, 2015. It is organized by the Department of French and the Faculty of Humanities with the support of the Consulate General of France in Vancouver. Two poster fairs will take place on October 15 and 16.

This symposium honours the visits on campus of Alain Rey (Editor-in-chief at Le Robert publishing house, author of many dictionaries, a longstanding figure on the radio, and a specialist of the history of the French language), and Dr. Sylvie Bazin (a linguist, French language historian, and contributor to the Trésor Informatisé de la Langue Française). It brings together writers, linguists, researchers, translators, and teachers around the topic of words.


The program to be downloaded [pdf]

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Thursday October 15

Alain Rey, The Science of Words
4:30 pm, HHB 105
Lansdowne lecture in English

Poster Fair
6pm, HHB 105

Friday October 16

Sylvie Bazin-Tacchella (Université de Lorraine; ATILF/CNRS), La longue durée du temps de peste (1348-1630) : les mots pour dire le fléau

5:30 pm, DSB C 122

The plague spread massively and suddenly in the West in the middle of the 14th century and did not abate for centuries. It was a topic in both specialized and vulgarization literature, and crept into the literary production–the Temps de Peste, the “corrupt air” and such. The words used to describe the plague are still with us and pervade our language.

Poster Fair
7 pm, DSB C 122

Saturday October 17

Alain Rey, Des Pensées et des mots
6 pm, DSB C 122
Lansdowne lecture in French

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