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LINGUIST List 25.1422

Tue Mar 25 2014

Summer Schools: Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics/Leiden, Netherlands

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

Date: 25-Mar-2014
From: Anne Rose Haverkamp <a.r.haverkamphum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics/Leiden, Netherlands
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Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics

Host Institution: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
Coordinating Institution: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
Website: http://www.hum.leiden.edu/summerschool/

Dates: 14-Jul-2014 - 25-Jul-2014
Location: Leiden, Netherlands

Focus: The 9th Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics will be held from 14 until 25 July 2014 at the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University. The Summer School offers a number of courses on a wide range of subjects in the field of languages and linguistics. The Summer School of 2014 will offer nine different programmes, most of which consist of four courses. Please note that you can put together your own programme by selecting specific courses from several programmes.

The programmes we offer are: Indo-European Programme I, Indo-European Programme II, Semitic Programme, Iranian Programme, Germanic Programme, Indological Programme, Caucasian Programme, Russian Programme and Descriptive Programme.

Minimum Education Level: BA

Teaching language. All courses are taught in English, which means that good knowledge of the English language is a basic requirement. The courses of the Russian Programme are (mainly) taught in Russian.

Lunch. Lunch is not included in the tuition fee. However, a warm lunch will be provided daily at the same location as the courses. Participanting in the joint lunch is possible for an additional € 65,- (for all 10 days of the Summer School, € 6,50 per day).

Extra-curricular activities. Apart from the classes, some extra-curricular activities will be planned during the Summer School, which are included in the tuition fee.

Opening reception. In the afternoon of Sunday, July 14th, an opening reception will be held. Attending the reception is not obligatory, but offers all participants an opportunity to get to know each other and their teachers in an informal setting.

Farewell dinner. After the last classes on Friday, July 26th, a joint dinner will end the Summer School in a festive way. At this occassion, all participants will receive their certificates.

Evening programme. In the evening, a few lectures will be held on different linguistic topics. The programme will appear online in due course.

Course(s) Offered:
Indo-European I
The first Indo-European Programme (which presupposes no previous knowledge of Indo-European linguistics) will consist of four courses: Historical Grammar of Tocharian, The Hittite Language, Reading Tocharian Texts, and an Introduction to Proto-Indo-European Phonology and Morphology. The students may of course also choose a course from other programs (Germanic, Iranian or Caucasian).

Indo-European II
The second Indo-European Programme will consist of four courses: The Homeric Kunstsprache, Indo-European Syntax, The Glottalic Theory, and Indo-European Mythology.

The Semitic Programme will consist of four courses: Ugaritic, Biblical Hebrew, Neo-Aramaic, and Historical Grammar of Arabic. For some of the students, the course "The Structure of Iraqw in a Cushitic and a typological perspective" from the Descriptive Linguistics programme may also be of interest.

The Iranian Programme will consist of four courses: Sogdian, Khotanese, Ossetic, and Old Persian.

The Germanic Programme will consist of three courses: Old High German, Old English, and Old Frisian.

The Indological Programme will consist of four courses: Features of Vedic Poetry, The syntax of Vedic Prose, Readings in anonymous Śaiva Literature, and Royal Encomiums in the Raghuvamśa and in early mediaeval Sanskrit inscriptions.

The Caucasian Programme will consist of four courses: Avar, Armenian, Ossetic, and Georgian.

The Russian Programme will consist of three courses: Master Class Active Russian (slot 1 and 2 in week 1), Masterclass Techniques for Interpreters Dutch-Russian or English-Russian (slot 1 and 2 in week 2) and the Master Class Russian Literature: Just outsite the literary canon (slot 3 and 4 in week 1 and 2).

The Descriptive Linguistics Programme will consist of four courses: The structure of Iraqw, Typology of Focus, Tone: Fieldwork and analysis, and Technology for Linguistic Fieldwork.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Languages: Arabic, Standard
Greek, Ancient
Hebrew, Ancient

Language Families: Germanic

Tuition: Euro 175.00-525.00
Tuition Explanation: €525 for 3 or 4 courses / timeslots
€375 for 2 courses / timeslots
€225 for1 course / timeslot

There is a special rate for registered BA/MA/PhD students, who pay:
€425 for 3 or 4 courses / timeslots
€300 for 2 courses / timeslots
€175 for 1 course / timeslot
Fee includes tuition, study materials, extra-curricular activities, coffee and tea during breaks, welcome reception and farewell dinner.

Registration: 01-Mar-2014 to 07-Jul-2014

Contact Person: Anne Rose Haverkamp
Email: summerschoolhum.leidenuniv.nl

Apply on the web: http://www.hum.leiden.edu/summerschool/practical-information/registration.html

Registration Instructions:
Please note that you have to register before May 15th if you want to use the accommodation we offer. All information is on our website.
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