19.3881, Confs: Historical Linguistics, Ling Theories, Sociolinguistics/Germany

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Subject: 19.3881, Confs: Historical Linguistics, Ling Theories, Sociolinguistics/Germany

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Date: 16-Dec-2008
From: Juerg Fleischer < jfleischer at staff.uni-marburg.de >
Subject: Models of Language Variation and Change


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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:46:55
From: Juerg Fleischer [jfleischer at staff.uni-marburg.de]
Subject:  Models of Language Variation and Change

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Models of Language Variation and Change 

Date: 07-Aug-2009 - 21-Aug-2009 
Location: Marburg, Germany 
Contact: Gunnar Zamzow 
Contact Email: zamzowg at staff.uni-marburg.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.summerschool-marburg.de 

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics 

Meeting Description: 

Summer School 'Models of Language Variation and Change'
August 7th - August 21st, 2009 
University of Marburg, Germany 

The Promotionskolleg für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften and the Institut für
Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft of Marburg University organize a summer school
devoted to Models of Language Variation and Change that takes place August 7th -
August 21st, 2009 (directed by Juerg Fleischer and Richard Wiese). The summer
school is focused on problems of language change and language variation,
especially their role in developing theoretical models. The summer school is
addressed to doctoral students who are working on problems of language change
and/or language variation on any linguistic subfield in any language(s). 

Teaching languages will be English and German. Participants are expected to take
three from six courses and to present their dissertation project in one of them.
To prepare for the summer school participants will be sent a reading list before
the beginning. Participation in the courses and the presentation will be
confirmed and certified with 8 ECTS points.  

The following courses will be held: 

Paul Boersma (University of Amsterdam) / Silke Hamann
(Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf): Multi-level Bidirectional Connections

Damaris Nübling (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz): Zwischen konservativ und
innovativ: Dialektmorphologie

Guido Seiler (University of Manchester): Syntax in Space

Sten Vikner (University of Aarhus): Generative Models of Syntactic Variation

Horst Simon (King's College London): Historical Pragmatics

Walter Bisang (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz): Linguistic Typology and
Grammaticalization - The Perspective of Language Contact

Doctoral students interested in participating are invited to apply by sending a
short description of their dissertation project and a letter detailing their
motivation until February 28th, 2009. The number of participant is limited to
40. Participation fee is EUR 250. For further information: 



info at summerschool-marburg.de

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