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Sun Sep 07 2008

Confs: Historical Linguistics/Italy

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Message 1: Standard and non-standard languages in Europe
Date: 06-Sep-2008
From: Andrea Sansò <asansogmail.com>
Subject: Standard and non-standard languages in Europe
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Standard and non-standard languages in Europe

Date: 06-Apr-2009 - 10-Apr-2009
Location: Pavia, Italy
Contact: Andrea Sansò
Contact Email: letissiusspavia.it
Meeting URL: http://www.iusspavia.it/eng/centri.php?id=23&sez=2

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

International Spring School 2009
'Standard and non-standard languages in Europe: future and vitality of
dialects, language contacts and new linguistic scenarios in today's Europe'
LETiSS - Center for Postgraduate Education and Research
Pavia, 6-10 April 2009


Dear List Members,

The newborn Center for Postgraduate Education and Research on 'Languages
of Europe: Typology, History and Sociolinguistics' (LETiSS) announces the
International Spring School 2009 on

'Standard and non-standard languages in Europe: future and vitality of
dialects, language contacts and new linguistic scenarios in today's
Europe', to be held in Pavia (Italy), 6-10 April 2009.

The LETISS Center has been launched within the frame of the Istituto
Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS), an institute for advanced studies:
http://www.iusspavia.it/eng/index.php

It is the first center in Italy (and in Europe) specifically dedicated to the
linguistic situation of Europe, approached from a variety of perspectives. More
information on the aims, the research topics and the activities of the Center
can be found at the following URL:

http://www.iusspavia.it/eng/centri.php?id=23


The first activity organized by LETiSS is the Spring School on 'Standard
and non-standard languages in Europe: future and vitality of dialects, language
contacts and new linguistic scenarios in today's Europe'. The aim of the spring
school is to enhance dialogue among young linguists interested in the topics
announced in the title, under the guide of leading specialists. This is why the
number of participants has been limited to 20, in order to facilitate
interactions among them.

The Spring School will last one week, from Monday the 6th until Friday the
10th of April 2009, at the IUSS Institute in Pavia. The school will offer four
courses that will last five days, according to the (provisional) timetable
provided below. The courses will be taught by four scientists who have specific
expertise in the topics of the school.

The everyday schedule, from Monday to Friday, will be as follows:
9-11: 1st course
11.15-13.15: 2nd course
15-17: 3rd course
17.15-19.15: 4th course
Friday evening there will be a farewell dinner at 8 p.m.


The Courses:
1st course - Bernd Kortmann (Universität Freiburg i.Br.)
topic: Dialectology and Typology

2nd course - Thomas Stolz (Universität Bremen)
topic: Standard Average European

3rd course - Davide Ricca (Università di Torino)
topic: Dialects as Endangered languages

4th course - Suzanne Romaine (University of Oxford)
topic: Endangered languages and varieties in Europe


The exact titles and a preliminary bibliography will be online
approximately next October.


Applications:
20 advanced students in linguistics and related fields will be selected by
the Scientific Committee of the School (see LETiSS website). The main
criterion will be the degree of relatedness/pertinence of their research
interests with the topics of the School. In particular:
- applicants must have achieved at least the B.A. + M.A. level (= a five
years cycle); therefore the students may be Ph.D. students, Post-docs, and
young researchers;
- in the CV applicants should indicate any research activity and
publication that may be relevant for the admission;
- applicants should also attach a short description (one/two pages) of
their past and ongoing research projects.


No tuition fee is required!
Each participant will receive 250 Euros as partial refund for his/her
travel and accommodation expenses, and a certificate of attendance will be
issued at the end of the school.


Important Dates:
- 31st October 2008: application deadline.
Applications must be sent to letissiusspavia.it by the 31st October
through the form that will be downloadable from the LETiSS website. At this
stage, the CV + short description of the research projects must be attached.
- 30th November 2008: notification of acceptance.
The applicants who have been accepted will receive a communication with all
the relevant information.
- 15th December 2008: the list of the accepted participants will be online.


Organizers: Caterina Mauri, Andrea Sansò, Paolo Ramat


Please send your application and any questions to:
letissiusspavia.it


More information can be found on the following websites:
LETiSS Center:
http://www.iusspavia.it/eng/centri.php?id=23

International Spring School 2009:
http://www.iusspavia.it/eng/centri.php?id=23&sez=2


Caterina Mauri, Andrea Sansò, Paolo Ramat
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