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Wed Mar 21 2007

FYI: PhD Course: Communication in a Globalized World

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        1.    Joan Lausen, PhD Course: Communication in a Globalized World

Message 1: PhD Course: Communication in a Globalized World
Date: 21-Mar-2007
From: Joan Lausen <gradeasthum.ku.dk>
Subject: PhD Course: Communication in a Globalized World

PhD course: Communication in a globalized world
Contributions from interactional sociolinguistics and conversation analysis


Course description:
Modern European societies are increasingly multilingual. The still
accelerating international cooperation in politics, business, education,
and in the private sphere, as well as the massive migration into Europe in
the last 30 years, have created strong linguistic and cultural diversities.
This situation has been studied within interactional sociolinguistics
following the work of Dell Hymes and John Gumperz, but has within the
latest decade also become an area of interest among researchers working
within Conversation Analysis.

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to different studies off
and perspectives on linguistic and cultural diversity in interaction. Two
aspects will be central in all presentations at the course:

-To strengthen the participants' competence to critically reflect on the
strengths and limitations as well as the methodological differences and
similarities of the two approaches being presented.

-To present and discuss possibilities to combine ethnographic and
interactional perspectives.

The course will consist of lectures and guided discussions by prominent
figures within Conversation Analysis and Interactional Sociolinguistics who
have all worked with data from linguistically and/or culturally diverse
environments. There will be time reserved for data-sessions and round-table
discussions which will be organized as flexible responses to the interests
of the participants and lecturers in specific topics.

Time: Monday 11th - Thursday 14th of June, 9-17

Venue: University of Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark

Registration deadline: May 1st, 2007

Grants: A limited number of travel and accommodation grants for students in
the participating Nordling Graduate Schools. Danish students cannot apply
for these grants. Please fill out the grant application form in order to
apply (a recommendation by the student's supervisor is requested).

Lecturers: Birte Asmuss, Dennis Day, Susanne Kjærbeck, Ben Rampton, Gitte
Rasmussen, Celia Roberts and Johannes Wagner - Read abstracts here:

The course is co-organized by Gradeast and Roskilde University (PhD student
Louise Tranekjær: louisetruc.dk) as a part of the NordLing course
programme. NordLing is a Balto-Scandinavian network of graduate schools in
language and linguistic studies. The network organises joint courses,
seminars, summer schools, conferences, and other events aimed at doctoral
students in the participating institutions. Furthermore, NordLing awards
student travel grants to NordLing events (http://www.nordling.cc/).

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

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