LINGUIST List 15.674

Mon Feb 23 2004

FYI: Fulbright Grant in Ling; DeXus 2.0

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  1. Daria Teutonico, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Linguistics
  2. paul, DeXus 2.0: Discourse Studies Summer School

Message 1: Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Linguistics

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 10:12:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Daria Teutonico <>
Subject: Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Linguistics

Dear Colleagues, 

I am writing to alert you to a grant opportunity available during the
2005-06 academic year through the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs
program: the Trieste Chair in Linguistics. I have included
information about this award below.(NOTE: US citizenship is an
eligibility requirement for awards in the Fulbright US Scholar
Program.) The Fulbright US Scholar Program is sponsored by the US
Department of State.

If you are interested in applying for one of the chair appointments,
please submit hard copies of the following materials to my attention
at CIES to arrive on or before May 1, 2004

1) a detailed letter of interest (about 3 pages), including a
 statement outlining your suitability for the position and
 professional reasons for seeking the appointment.
2) a curriculum vitae (limit of 8 single-sided pages). Please include
 for tracking reasons the following information: your date of
 birth; work and home addresses and telephone numbers; your e-mail
 address; how to reach you in July
3) a sample syllabus (up to 4 pages) for a course that you would
 propose to teach if you received the chair appointment or a syllabus
 for a course you have previously taught that you would adapt to teach
 as the chairholder. If you provide a syllabus for a course that you
 previously taught, please address in your letter of interest how
 you might adapt the course to meet the requirements of the host

You do not need to fill out the Fulbright application form at this
time. If after the review committee meets in June your application
materials are recommended for further consideration, you will then be
asked to fill out the complete Fulbright application and send it in by
August 1. (NOTE: Applicants to the Distinguished Chairs Program can
not complete the on-line version of the full application.)

You can also visit our web site at 
for more information about each specific award that is available and
also for additional details on the application and review process.
If you have further questions about the 2005-06 Distinguished Chairs
program, please contact Daria Teutonico at or Ilana
Kurtzig at

Trieste Chair in Linguistics 

Grant Activity: Teach undergraduates and/or postgraduates preferably
in the field of text analysis, multimodal texts and/or some aspects of
corpus linguistics. Other fields of linguistics are also acceptable.
Class size varies from 10-150 students. Advise students, particularly
on project work. Opportunity for collaborative research with academic

Specialization(s): Multimodal text analysis, corpus linguistics

Language: Knowledge of Italian is useful but not required. 

Additional Qualifications: Associate or full professor
preferred. Non-academic professionals with longstanding experience in
teaching English as a second language will be considered.

Length of Grant: 3 months 

Starting Date: October 2005 or March 2006 

Comments: Visit for more information about the host

Maintenance: Approximately 10,140 euro for 3 months is provided (the
exact amount depends on the number of accompanying dependents and
other factors, such as the terms of agreement with the university).
100 euro is provided for each accompanying dependent.

Travel/Relocation: International travel is for grantee only.
Approximately 1,000 euro is provided as a settling-in allowance.
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Message 2: DeXus 2.0: Discourse Studies Summer School

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 09:53:55 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <>
Subject: DeXus 2.0: Discourse Studies Summer School

DeXus 2.0, discourse studies summer school 
Short Title: DeXus 2.0 Discourse Nexus 

Date: 16-Aug-2004 - 21-Aug-2004
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Contact: Paul McIlvenny
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis,
Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics

	 *** FIRST CALL ***

 DeXus - Discourse Nexus 2.0
 An international summer school�
 in discourse studies

 Invited guests: 

 Puleng Hanong, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
 Gunther Kress, The Institute of Education, University of London, UK
 Luisa Martin Rojo, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
 Ron Scollon, Georgetown University, USA

 16th - 21st August, 2004

 Centre for Discourse Studies
 Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

 Web site:

DeXus is the name for the Discourse Nexus summer school which was held
very successfully for the first time in 2003 in the Centre for
Discourse Studies at Aalborg University. The code 2.0 signifies
version 2.0, the second actualisation, a progressively refined version
of the summer school. DeXus will focus on innovative research in
discourse studies and its application to a variety of settings and
data sets, using a mix of lectures, group work and discussion

The goal of DeXus is to create a space in which attendees - invited
guests, students, postgrads and established scholars - can discuss the
latest moves in discourse studies, apply approaches in discourse
studies to 'real world' problems, learn hands-on in a positive
environment and find new relays between academic work and social
change. The exact format and thematics of DeXus has not yet been
finalised, but there are some features that are essential. We have
invited a number of guests to play the role of 'wayfinders' or
'midwives'. Their job is to provide different resources for learning:
to promote discussion, to clarify methods, and to illustrate analysis.

Following the first day of lectures by the invited guests, which will
establish a common ground work, we concentrate over the following
three days with workshops and group work on two or three themes. On
the last day, all groups will come together to report on their
findings, solutions and applications, with commentary and discussion
from the wayfinders. A poster session will take place during the first
day for those who wish to present their research publicly. More
details on the DeXus web site.

DeXus will interest students and scholars who work in the diverse
fields of discourse studies, particularly mediated discourse analysis,
critical discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics,
linguistic anthropology, multimodal discourse analysis, educational
discourse analysis, social semiotics, practice theory, identity and
discourse, gender and discourse.

DeXus themes include:�
 * Movement/Mobility/Flow/Scale
 * Structure/Ordering/Organisation/Governance
 * Change/Intervention/Critique
 * Interaction/Technology/Artefact
 * Nature/Environment/Habitus/Context
 * Globalisation/Localisation
 * Belonging/Citizenship/Linking/Relationality
 * Mediation/Modality/Action/Practice
 * Narrative/Memory/Autobiography
 * Identity/Gender/'Race'/Ethnicity/Kinship
 * Care/Risk

The summer school is international and open to all researchers, PhD
and graduate students.�

For more academic information, contact the organisers:
 Paul McIlvenny -
 or Pirkko Raudaskoski -

Please register online at

The deadline for registration is 15th June 2004.

The participation fee is 3000 Danish kroner (approx. 400 Euros), which
covers administrative costs, tea/coffee and lunches every working day,
and one evening drinks reception (Monday) and one evening dinner
(Thursday).�More information on the DeXus web site.

Location, travel and accommodation information is available on the web
site. Travel and accommodation is the responsibility of the

For practical information, please contact the DeXus secretariat at

A poster (PDF) for DeXus 2.0 is available online.
Please download, print, post and redistribute...

Note: DeXus draws upon the progressive pedagogical model at Aalborg
University to experiment with a problem-based, project-centred
research summer school for postgraduates and scholars in the field of
discourse studies. The core concept is the free play of ideas within
the thematic context of group-derived problems and reflexive project
work developed during the six fruitful days of DeXus.
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