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Summer School Announcement: Modified: Second Interdisciplinary Summer School "Words: structure, meaning, acquisition, processing"

Host Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Coordinating Institution: Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale - CNR
Website http://www.networds-esf.eu/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=25&cntnt01returnid=24
Dates: 4-Aug-2014 to 9-Aug-2014
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Focus: The school, jointly organised and sponsored by NetWordS and the Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology (http://www.ntnu.edu/lingphil), will bring together, for a full week, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from all over Europe and beyond, to attend courses on interdisciplinary approaches to the study of word structure and usage, focusing on either thematic or methodological issues.
Minimum Education Level: MA
Additional Qualifications:
Full Summer School Description: The school intends to target two levels of studentship, ranging from less experienced to more experienced attendants.

Thematic courses:

- ‘non-specialist’ courses are geared towards PhD students and postdocs that do not specialize in the particular areas dealt with by the courses but would like to seize the opportunity to broaden their horizon beyond their respective specializations;
- ‘specialist courses’ are more geared towards PhD students and postdocs that have already some first-hand experience in the areas covered by the courses and are interested in discussing related advanced research issues.

Methodological courses:

- ‘basic’ courses are geared towards people with very little experience in the methods dealt with by the courses;
- ‘advanced’ courses are geared towards people with previous experience in the domains addressed by the courses and are seeking expert tutoring on more complex problems arising in connection with the specific methods under discussion.
Course Listings:
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language:
Lang family:
Tuition: 0 (USD)
Financial Aid:
A financial support for accommodation and meals will be provided to attendants.
Financial Aid Application: No application for financial support is required.
Registration Dates: 20-Dec-2013 to 15-Feb-2014
Contact person information: Vito Pirrelli
Email:info-networds@ilc.cnr.it
Apply online: http://www.networds-esf.eu/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=25&cntnt01returnid=24
Registration Instructions: Requests for registration will be processed and accepted in order of receipt. Priority will be given to participants from countries which financially support the ESF Programme (http://www.networds-esf.eu/).
   
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