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Wed Oct 20 2010

Confs: Socioling, Typology, Historical Ling/Italy

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        1.     Caterina Mauri , School on Pidgins and Creoles 'Europe beyond Europe'

Message 1: School on Pidgins and Creoles 'Europe beyond Europe'
Date: 19-Oct-2010
From: Caterina Mauri <caterina.mauriunipv.it>
Subject: School on Pidgins and Creoles 'Europe beyond Europe'
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School on Pidgins and Creoles 'Europe beyond Europe'

Date: 18-May-2011 - 22-May-2011
Location: Pavia, Italy
Contact: Emanuele Miola
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.iusspavia.it/eng/LETiSS.springschool

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Meeting Description:

The Center for Postgraduate Education and Research on 'Languages of Europe: Typology, History and Sociolinguistics' (LETiSS) ANNOUNCES its 2nd International Spring School on

'Europe beyond Europe: New Horizons on Pidgins and Creoles', to be held in Pavia (Italy), 18-22 April 2011.

The LETISS Center has been 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:


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 (see below), in order to facilitate interactions among them.

When And Where:

The Spring School will last one week, from Monday 18 until Friday 22 April 2011, at the IUSS Institute in Pavia (viale Lungo Ticino Sforza 56, 27100 Pavia, Italy - www.iusspavia.it).

Who and What: Teachers and Courses

The everyday schedule, from Monday to Friday, will be as follows:
1st course

2nd course

3rd course

4th course

Friday evening there will be a farewell dinner at 20.00

1st course - Margot van den Berg (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen): Creoles at Birth? The Role of Nativization

2nd course - Barbara Turchetta (Università della Tuscia): The Contribution of Pidgin and Creole Studies to the General Theory of Language Change

3rd course - Susanne Michaelis (University of Gießen/Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig): Grammatical Structures in Creole Language. First Results from APiCS

4th course - Bettina Migge (University College Dublin): The Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics of Creole Languages

The Students:

20 advanced students in linguistics and related fields will be selected by the Scientific Committee of the School. 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 activities and publications that may be relevant for the admission;
- Applicants should also attach a short description of their past, ongoing and future research projects (up to three pages).

Application Guidelines:

Please send an e-mail to emanuele.miolaunipv.it with the following information:

- Name
- Contact info
- Position and affiliation
- CV (as a separate attachment)
- Brief description of past, ongoing and future research projects (as a separate attachment).

No Tuition Fee is Required!!

LETiSS will even cover attendants' accommodation expenses.

Important Dates

15th November: application deadline.
15th December: applicants who have been accepted will receive a communication with all relevant information.


Caterina Mauri, Emanuele Miola, Paolo Ramat, Andrea Sansò.

Please send your application and any questions to:


LETiSS website:


LETiSS Spring School 2011 website:


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