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Full Title: 7th HiSoN Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics
         
Location: Kalloni, Lesbos, Greece
Start Date: 03-Aug-2013 - 10-Aug-2013
Contact: Nils Langer
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.bris.ac.uk/german/hison/summerschool2013.html
Meeting Description: This is the seventh summer school organised by the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) and it will offer seven courses by leading experts on modern and historical sociolinguistics, aimed at postgraduate students and young (at heart!) researchers.

The venue is the University of Agder's Metochi study centre, a former monastery on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Classes will take place in the morning and early evening and you will have the opportunity to present your own research at a special session.

Our teachers and modules in 2013 will be:

Peter Trudgill (Agder)
on Contact-related Processes of Change in the History of English

Joseph Salmons (UW Madison)
on the Historical Sociolinguistics of Heritage Languages

Doris Stolberg (IDS Mannheim)
on Language and Colonialism: German in the Pacific

Peter Bakker (Århus)
on Distinct Men's and Women's Languages: When, Where, What & Why?

Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden)
on Dutch in Modern Times: Historical Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Michael Schulte (Agder)
on Historical Language Contact in Western Scandinavian: Icelandic - Faroese - West Norwegian - Shetland and Orkney Norn

Raymond Hickey (Duisburg-Essen)
on Phonological Typology in English

The school will last for one week and will cost £475 (if registered by May 1st or £575, if you register thereafter), which includes accommodation, three meals per day, tuition, and an excursion.

There is space for only 40 students, so secure your place with a £100 deposit now!

For further information and registration, visit
www.bris.ac.uk/german/hison/summerschool2013.html
sml-hison@bris.ac.uk

The HiSoN summer school is supported by the University of Bristol, the University of Agder and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.4810


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