We are very pleased that the Society for the Study of the History of the English Language (SSHEL) will be sponsoring two sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo next year (May 4-7, 2006).
1. Regular Session: "Multilingualism: Linguistic, Historical, Cultural, and Literary Approaches." This session aims to explore links between multilingualism, cultural practices, and social identities in medieval England. We invite papers that combine methods in linguistics or language studies with methods in literary theory or cultural studies in order to investigate multilingualism and its links to gender/sexuality, community or nation in medieval England.