International Spring School - Europe beyond Europe: new horizons on pidgins and creoles - Italy, April 2011
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INTERNATIONAL SPRING SCHOOL 2011
"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 at the following URL: www.iusspavia.it/eng/LETiSS
The aim of the spring school is to enhance dialogue among young
linguists interested in the topics announced in the title, under the
guide of leading specialists. This is why the number of participants
has been limited (see below), in order to facilitate interactions
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 – www.iusspavia.it).
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
17.15-19.00: 4th course
Friday evening there will be a farewell dinner at 20.00
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
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
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. In particular:
• applicants must have achieved at least the B.A. + M.A. level (= a
five years cycle); therefore the 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).
Please send an e-mail to emanuele.miola at unipv.it with the following
• Contact info
• Position and affiliation
• CV (as a separate attachment)
• Brief description of past, ongoing and future research projects (as
a separate attachment).
NO TUITION FEE IS REQUIRED!!
LETiSS will even cover attendants’ accommodation expenses.
15th November: application deadline.
15th December: applicants who have been accepted will receive a
communication with all relevant information.
Caterina Mauri, Emanuele Miola, Paolo Ramat, Andrea Sansò.
Please send your application and any questions to: emanuele.miola at unipv.it
LETiSS website: www.iusspavia.it/eng/LETiSS
LETiSS Spring School 2011 website: http://www.iusspavia.it/eng/LETiSS.springschool
Caterina Mauri, Emanuele Miola, Andrea Sansò, Paolo Ramat
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