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FYI: Summer School in Denmark,Class in Finland

Author: Johannes Wagner

FYI Body: Course announcements:

The International Graduate School in Language and Communication,
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, is offering short PhD
courses and summer school courses which may interes
subscribers to this list.

PhD students from outside Denmark are eligible for:

Travel grants up to DKK 1,000
Accommodation and board (summer school, June, 17-25)
Accommodation (short courses)

For further details visit the website

or mail forskerskolen@language.sdu.dk

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Johannes Wagner
University of Southern Denmark phone (45) 65 50 32 20
Language and Communication fax (45) 65 93 24 83
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tromso, Norway, will
be hosting a weeklong course entitled Linguistic analyses of
literature, from August 28th - September 2nd, 2000. Two classes will
be taught from Monday through Thursday, one on metrics, taught by
Professor Morris Halle (MIT), and one on narrative structure, taugh
by Professor Nigel Fabb (Strathclyde). Friday and Saturday are se
aside for a workshop with presentations by the course participants.
The course is officially designated for Norwegian doctoral students,
but there should be room for other interested participants. For more
information, see http://www.hum.uit.no/arrangementer, or contac
<mailto:curt.rice@hum.uit.no>Curt Rice.

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