Fwd: Summer School Bamberg: Language documentation / variationist sociolinguistics

Geoffrey Haig geoffrey.haig at UNI-BAMBERG.DE
Fri Dec 20 11:17:24 UTC 2013

Dear All,

below you will find information on a Summer School (2 weeks) to be held 
at Bamberg in July 2014, particularly aimed at graduate students and PhD's.

We very much regret the clash of dates with the Stockholm Summer School 
on language documentation, but we could not change our dates at short 
Note, however, that this one is not a training course in language 
documentation, but is primarily intended for people who have already 
compiled data from a documentation setting, and are interested in 
methodological approaches to variation.

Best wishes for the Christmas break, and for the New Year!


*Summer School:*

*Documentary Linguistics and Variationist Sociolinguistics*

*University of Bamberg

*30th June 2014 -- 11th July 2014

*see: bamling-research.de\dlvs


*Background and Aims*
Documentary linguistics is faced with a steadily increasing flow of 
language data on a rich cross-section of typologically varied and 
generally under-described languages. And increasingly, language 
documenters need to find methodologies and techniques for dealing with 
the language-internal variation inevitably present in their data. 
Documentary linguists are currently exploring methodologies for 
annotating and mining larger corpora, but they do not always have the 
necessary background to enable them to best make sense out of variant 
data. This summer school intends to bring specialists from documentary 
linguistics together with variationist sociolinguists with the intention 
of opening up avenues for a fruitful exchange.

Set in the beautiful medieval city of Bamberg in Bavaria, the summer 
school will offer a series of seminars and workshops, where participants 
receive state of the art tuition and also have an opportunity to work on 
their own topics under supervision of experienced instructors. Alongside 
more general lectures and seminars, students will choose one of three 
regional workshops offering in-depth coverage of specific regions and 
linguistic phenomena:

(i) Oceania; (ii) East Anatolia and neighbouring regions; (iii) 
Phonological variation in World Englishes.

Formal registration will be available from February 1st. The number of 
places available is restricted, and acceptance will be on a 
first-come-first-served basis.

There will be a course fee of 250 Euros which covers all refreshments 
and course materials; courses are creditable on the ECTS-system 
(master's level).

Please direct general inquiries to: hanna.thiele at uni-bamberg.de

For inquiries regarding accommodation options please contact: 
admin.aspra at uni-bamberg.de

Organizers: Geoffrey Haig, Miriam Meyerhoff, Stefan Schnell, Ole Schützler


Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Haig
Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Bamberg
96045 Bamberg
Tel. ++49 (0)951 863 2490
Admin. ++49 (0)951 863 2491


Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Haig
Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Bamberg
96045 Bamberg
Tel. ++49 (0)951 863 2490
Admin. ++49 (0)951 863 2491

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