From: Laura Janda <laura.jandauit.no>
Subject: UiT: Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics Fall 2010
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Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics: Invitation to HIF 3030, an MA-Level
course taught in Fall 2010 at the University of Tromsø
See our website: http://hum.uit.no/lajanda/MAclasses/Cognitve&CorpusLx.html
Students from all countries are encouraged to register.
There are no prerequisites, no language requirements, and no tuition costs.
Course Description: This state-of-the-art course will engage you in the
major concepts of Cognitive Linguistics through the works of outstanding
linguists of the past three decades (Lakoff, Langacker, Geeraerts, Talmy,
Tuggy, etc.). At the same time you will be coached in basic techniques for
collecting and analyzing authentic language data using digital corpora and
accessible statistical software. You will select you own original research
project on the language and phenomenon of your choice, which you will carry
out under the guidance of a team of linguists. This course gives you
hands-on experience in developing publishable results while working
directly with leading experts in the field.
Location: The intellectual experience of a semester in Tromsø is
complemented by the exotic beauty of the location, surrounded by
spectacular mountains and sea. Tromsø, also know as the 'Paris of the
North', is renowned as the best place to view the Aurora Borealis.
Other Courses Available: Concurrently with Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics
(HIF 3030), students are welcome to choose among a wide range of courses
offered in English at the University of Tromsø in topics including
Indigenous Studies, Formal Linguistics, Anthropology, History, and various
Funding: The University of Tromsø charges no tuition fees. The only costs
associated with this opportunity are travel and living expenses. Students
from EU countries may be eligible for Erasmus funding and students from the
circumpolar region (Northern Russia, Alaska, Finland, Sweden, Greenland)
may be eligible for North-to-North funding.
Deadlines and how to register: The deadline for registering is May 1, 2010.
You can find information on how to register at this link:
information is available on our website in the document 'Information for
Instructors in the course/Members of our research group:
Laura A. Janda, Tore Nesset, Olga Lyashevskaya, Svetlana Sokolova, Julia
Contact us: laura.jandauit.no; tore.nessetuit.no
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Text/Corpus Linguistics
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