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

Host Institution: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
Dates: 15-Jul-2013 to 26-Jul-2013
Location: Leiden , Netherlands
Focus: The Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics offers a number of courses on a wide range of subjects taught by internationally renowned specialists in the field of linguistics.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Additional Qualifications: 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 taught in Russian.
Full Summer School Description: In 2013, the Summer School will consist of nine programmes, each with its own courses (see below):
- Germanic programme
* Old English - Marcelle Cole (Leiden)
* Introduction to Comparative Germanic Linguistics - Guus Kroonen (Copenhagen)
* Historical Development of Dutch - Michiel de Vaan (Leiden)

-Indo-European Programme [beginners]
* Venetic - Michael Weiss (Cornell University)
* Historical Grammar of Latin - Michael Weiss (Cornell University)
* An introductory course on Sanskrit and its historical grammar - Leonid Kulikov (Gent/Leiden)
* Introduction to Proto-Indo-European Phonology and Morphology - Lucien van Beek (Leiden)

- Indo-European Programme [advanced]
* Slavic Historical Phonology - Tijmen Pronk (Zagreb)
* Lycian - Karl Praust (Vienna)
* Indo-European Poetry, Ritual and Myth - Velizar Sadovski (Vienna)
* The lengthened grade in Indo-European - Alexander Lubotsky (Leiden) & Tijmen Pronk

-Indological Programme
Features of Vedic Poetry - Werner Knobl (Kyoto)
The Syntax of Vedic Prose - Werner Knobl (Kyoto)
Readings in Buddhist Sanskrit: Selected passages from the Mahāvastu - Vincent Tournier (Leiden)
Readings in the Purāṇas: manuscripts and critical editions - Peter Bisschop (Leiden)

- Iranian Programme
Arsacid Parthian - Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst (Berlin)
Inscriptional Middle Persian - Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst (Berlin)
Avestan - Karl Praust (Vienna)
Pashto - Lutz Rzehak (Berlin)

- Language Description Programme
* Tone in African Languages - Constance Kutsch Lojenga (Leiden)
* Field Methods - Christian Rapold (Leiden)
* The Art of Writing a Grammar - Maarten Mous (Leiden)
* Phonetic Theory and Field Phonetics - Martin Kohlberger (Leiden)

- Romance Languages Programme
* From Latin to Romance: Diachronic and synchronic variation in Romance - Roberta D'Alessandro and Irene Franco (Leiden)
* Historical Grammar of Latin - Michael Weiss (Cornell University)
* Introduction to Vulgar Latin - Orsat Ligorio (Leiden)
* Documenting and describing endangered Romance languages - Roberta D'Alessandro, Orsat Ligorio, Laura Migliori and Giuseppe Torcolacci (Leiden)

- Russian Programme
* Masterclass Active Russian - Larissa Anissimova (Leiden)
* Masterclass Russian Literature - Lena Lubotsky (Leiden)

- Semitic Programme
* Introduction to Northwest Semitic Languages - Agustinus Gianto (Rome)
* The Joy of Biblical Hebrew Poetry - Agustinus Gianto (Rome)
* Introduction to Ancient North Arabian - Ahmad Al-Jallad (Leiden)

- A separate Tashelhiyt Berber Language Course is also available.
Course Listings:
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics, Language Documentation
Subject Language:
Lang family: Semitic, Germanic, Romance, Slavic Subgroup, Indo-European, Latin Subgroup
Tuition: (EUR)
Tuition Explanation: Tuition fees vary depending on the amount of courses participants take: 525, - for 3 or 4 courses / timeslots 375,- for 2 courses / timeslots 225,- for 1 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
Registration Dates: 13-Mar-2013 to 7-Jul-2013
Contact person information: Tina Janssen
Apply online:
Registration Instructions: If you would like to apply for housing, please note that we must receive both your application and your payment by April 15th, 2013.
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