MSS Lunch Lecture Caroline Laske, 'Legal History meets Diachronic Linguistics'

When
28-01-2019 from 12:00 to 13:00
Where
Ghent, UFo building (meeting room archeology, first floor). Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35
Language
English
Organizer
Stefan Meysman
Contact
Stefan.Meysman@UGent.be
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Fifth MSS Lunch Lecture with Caroline Laske on Monday 28th January

For the fifth lunch lecture in the Medieval Seminar Series organized by the Pirenne Institute, we welcome Dr. Caroline Laske (UGent). Her lecture is entitled 'Legal History meets Diachronic Linguistics: Understanding legal concepts and corresponding terminology'.

Dr. Laske is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law and Criminology. Her research lies at the cross-roads between history, law and languages, and she applies linguistics methodologies to study legal texts. In her current project she examines the Flemish landholdings in post-1066 England. For HPIMS lunch lecture she will speak on: "Legal History meets Diachronic Linguistics: Understanding legal concepts and corresponding terminology.” Akin to the approach of Begriffsgeschichte, she will explore big data linguistics in order to reveal the English contract law concept of consideration was consolidated between the 14th and 17th centuries.