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LINGUIST List 25.232

Tue Jan 14 2014

Summer Schools: Tools and Techniques in Geolinguistics/ Kiel, Germany

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

Date: 14-Jan-2014
From: Oliver Niebuhr <niebuhrisfas.uni-kiel.de>
Subject: Tools and Techniques in Geolinguistics/ Kiel, Germany
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Tools and Techniques in Geolinguistics

Host Institution: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Coordinating Institution: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Website: http://www.geoling.uni-kiel.de/en

Dates: 17-Aug-2014 - 27-Aug-2014
Location: Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Focus: Dealing with methods and techniques in geolinguistics, an international summer school will take place at the University of Kiel (Germany) 17-27 August 2014. In this new and interdisciplinary research paradigm, regional varieties will be analysed with respect to their linguistic, geographical, social, perceptual and spatial characteristics. With its many Low German dialects and the endangered Frisian language, Northern Germany is a very dynamic language area right on Kiel’s doorstep, and the summer school will take advantage of this. In the case of Low German, students will learn how to collect speech data in the laboratory and in the field, how to compile a text corpus and how to analyse the material multifactorially from a geolinguistic perspective.

Minimum Education Level: BA

Special Qualifications:
The official languages of the summer school will be both German and English. However, it is advisable to have at least a basic command of German.

The summer school does not only address students and graduates of (German) dialectology and geolinguistics but also provides new insights for everyone interested in speech documentation, field research, phonetics, corpus linguistics, perceptual dialectology, sociolinguistics and typology. International experts in dialectology and geolinguistics will offer a wide range of lectures, interactive workshops and practical exercises. Additionally, participants will be supported by student mentors.

Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, the summer school is organised by Prof. Dr Oliver Niebuhr, Dr Christina A. Anders, as well as Dr Uwe Vosberg, and hosted by the Institute for Scandinavian studies, Frisian and General Linguistics along with a research centre on "The areality and sociality of language" (www.arealitaet.uni-kiel.de) at the University of Kiel.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Languages: German

Tuition: 0 EUR

Tuition Explanation: Successful applications include a full scholarship.

Financial Aid: Applications will be accepted until 16-Mar-2014. We offer up to 30 full scholarships that cover all costs for travel and accommodation. The expenses will be reimbursed after the summer school, but other financial arrangements can be made as well, if necessary.

Financial Aid Instructions:
The summer school is addressed to about 50 national and international students. Applicants will be postgraduates holding a bachelor degree (or higher) in linguistics, phonetics, language documentation/typology, German studies or a similar field. Please send the following documents (preferably in pdf format) by email to contactgeoling.uni-kiel.de:

- relevant academic achievements, i.e. certificates and complementary proofs of qualification,
- curriculum vitae, including experiences in statistics and speech processing software,
- letter of motivation briefly summarizing the linguistic expertise and outlining personal research interests and future aims,
- recommendation letter of a supervising academic teacher.

Registration: 20-Jan-2014 to 16-Mar-2014

Contact Person: Oliver Niebuhr
Phone: 494318803314
Fax: 494318807405
Email: niebuhrisfas.uni-kiel.de

Apply by Email: contactgeoling.uni-kiel.de

Registration Instructions:
Applications should be sent by email to: contactgeoling.uni-kiel.de.
The deadline for applications is March 2014. All applications will be reviewed by a committee of ten international experts. Notification of acceptance will be sent by email by 31 March 2014. For further information, please visit our web site.
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