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The Cost action for 2019-2023 has officially started. Join our working group on “Grammars of dependency”, which I am glad to lead with Branimir Brgles (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics). We will try to expand from the original idea of our colleague Juliane Schiel (Vienna University.

It collects and compares words, expressions and phrases across time and space for at least three moments of coercion: The working group “Grammars of Dependency” takes inventory of the variety of words, expressions and phrases historical actors themselves used in specific times, places and contexts to articulate social dependencies and work relations. It collects and compares words, expressions and phrases across time and space for at least three moments of coercion:
– recruitment into a work relation;
– use and exploitation of a workforce;
– termination of a work relation.
By detecting and explaining the social meanings and taxonomical orders behind those words, WG1 challenges the field’s reliance on the analytical language of the modern West. It makes it possible to see the words used to name labour relations and conditions of dependency as fields of conflict among historical agents. In other words, it treats the naming of certain status or labour relation as a contested act of power

More information here: https://www.worck.eu/organisation/wg1/

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