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LINGUIST List 24.5318

Wed Dec 18 2013

Summer Schools: Sound Changes in the History of English/ Stavanger, Norway

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Dec-2013
From: Jacob Thaisen <jacob.thaisenuis.no>
Subject: Sound Changes in the History of English/ Stavanger, Norway
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Sound Changes in the History of English

Host Institution: University of Stavanger
Coordinating Institution: University of Stavanger

Dates: 31-Mar-2014 - 04-Apr-2014
Location: Stavanger, Norway

Focus: The course addresses the main controversies about the evolution of the English sound system in modern scholarship, paying special attention to the Great Vowel Shift.

Minimum Education Level: MA


Special Qualifications:
The course is open to students enrolled in a doctoral program, but the number of places is limited. We reserve the right to reject applicants.


Description:
PhD course (5 ECTS)

Instructors
Professor Jeremy J. Smith, University of Glasgow
Dr Hanna Rutkowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.
Dr Jacob Thaisen, University of Stavanger (convener)

Format
The format is five full days comprising a series of two-hour sessions. All sessions will approach the topic using a mixture of text-based and theory-focused approaches. The instructors will attend all sessions, although one will take responsibility for leading each session.

Assessment
Two essays of c. 3,000 words will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. They will be individually supervised and will be due some three weeks after the course.

Preparation
Participants will be sent, a month before the event, a set of readings, unpublished research papers and specific questions to be prepared beforehand.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology

Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 0 USD

Tuition Explanation: Participation is free. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and arrangements.

Registration: 01-Dec-2013 to 01-Feb-2014

Contact Person: Jacob Thaisen
Email: jacob.thaisenuis.no

Apply on the web: http://www.uis.no/forskning-og-ph-d-studier/ph-d-utdanning/kurs-og-emner/emner-paa-lesevitenskap/

Registration Instructions:
To apply for a place, fill in the registration form available at:
http://www.uis.no/forskning-og-ph-d-studier/ph-d-utdanning/kurs-og-emner/emner-paa-lesevitenskap/
Click on 'Søknad om opptak til ph.d.-kurs ved Universitetet i Stavanger' to retrieve the form. Submit it to jeanette.rollheimuis.no.
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