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The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics (in collaboration with the Department of Language Pragmatics and Department of English and General Linguistics) at University of Lódz is pleased to announce the launch of a new international summer school exploring the central theme of Languages and Cultures in Contact and in Contrast.
The first event will take place in Zakopane (Poland's premier centre for mountain hiking and skiing), from 7th to 12th September 2009. We are planning to invite leading international scholars to be our guest tutors.
Despite the existence of a great number of summer schools and other advanced research seminars in linguistics, there are virtually none devoted to methodological issues and the multitude of research perspectives involved in the study of languages and cultures. Our new summer school aims to begin to address this problem by providing solid methodological principles and introducing up-to-date procedures and technologies relevant to the field.
Topics explored during the summer school include:
-Cross-linguistic phonetics and phonology
-Foreign language teaching
-Second language acquisition
-The semantics and pragmatics of contact-induced change
-Language contact and change
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