International Spring School - "Europe beyond Europe: new horizons on pidgins and creoles"

Caterina Mauri caterina.mauri at
Mon Nov 15 21:33:25 UTC 2010



"Europe beyond Europe: new horizons on pidgins and creoles"
LETiSS - Center for Postgraduate Education and Research
Pavia, 18-22 April 2011



Dear list members,

the Center for Postgraduate Education and Research on “Languages of  
Europe: Typology, History and Sociolinguistics” (LETiSS) ANNOUNCES its  
2nd International Spring School on "Europe beyond Europe: new horizons  
on pidgins and creoles", to be held in Pavia (Italy), 18-22 April 2011.

The LETISS Center has been the first center in Italy (and in Europe)  
specifically  dedicated to the linguistic situation of Europe,  
approached from a variety of perspectives. More information on the  
aims, the research  topics and the activities of the Center can be  
found on the website (link provided below).
When and Where
The Spring School will last one week, from Monday, 18 until Friday, 22  
April 2011,  at the IUSS Institute in Pavia (viale Lungo Ticino Sforza  
56, 27100 Pavia, Italy –

Who and What - Teachers and courses
The everyday schedule, from Monday to Friday, will be as follows:
9-10.45: 1st course
11.15-13.00: 2nd course
15-16.45: 3rd course
17.15-19.15: 4th course

1st course– Margot van den Berg (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen):  
"Creoles at birth? The role of nativization"

2nd course– Barbara Turchetta (Università della Tuscia): "The  
contribution of Pidgin and Creole studies to the general theory of  
language change"

3rd course– Susanne Michaelis (University of Gießen/Max Planck  
Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig): "Grammatical  
structures in creole language. First results from APiCS"

4th course – Bettina Migge (University College Dublin): "The  
Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics of Creole languages"

The students
20 advanced students in linguistics and related fields will be  
selected by the Scientific Committee of the School. The main criterion  
will be the degree of relatedness/pertinence of their research  
interests with the topics of the School. A certificate of  
participation will be given to all participants.

*applicants must have achieved at least the B.A. + M.A. level (= a  
five years cycle); therefore students may be Ph.D. students, Post- 
docs, and young researchers;
*in the CV applicants should indicate any research activities and  
publications that may be relevant for the admission;
*applicants should also attach a short description of their past,  
ongoing and future research projects (up to three pages).

No tuition fee is required!! LETiSS will even cover attendants’  
accommodation expenses!

Important dates
- 10th December: application deadline. At this stage, the CV + short  
description of the research projects must be attached (please write an  
e-mail to: letiss at or emanuele.miola at
- 15th December: applicants who have been accepted will receive a  
communication with all relevant information

Organizers: Caterina Mauri, Emanuele Miola, Paolo Ramat, Andrea Sansò.

Please send your application and any questions to: letiss at  
or emanuele.miola at
LETiSS website:
LETiSS Spring School 2011 website:

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