LINGUIST List 24.5318

Wed Dec 18 2013

Summer Schools: Sound Changes in the History of English/ Stavanger, Norway

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <>

Date: 18-Dec-2013
From: Jacob Thaisen <>
Subject: Sound Changes in the History of English/ Stavanger, Norway
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Sound Changes in the History of English

Host Institution: University of StavangerCoordinating Institution: University of Stavanger

Dates: 31-Mar-2014 - 04-Apr-2014Location: Stavanger, Norway

Focus: The course addresses the main controversies about the evolution of the English sound system in modern scholarship, paying special attention to the Great Vowel Shift.

Minimum Education Level: MA

Special Qualifications:The course is open to students enrolled in a doctoral program, but the number of places is limited. We reserve the right to reject applicants.

Description:PhD course (5 ECTS)

InstructorsProfessor Jeremy J. Smith, University of GlasgowDr Hanna Rutkowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaƄ.Dr Jacob Thaisen, University of Stavanger (convener)

FormatThe format is five full days comprising a series of two-hour sessions. All sessions will approach the topic using a mixture of text-based and theory-focused approaches. The instructors will attend all sessions, although one will take responsibility for leading each session.

AssessmentTwo essays of c. 3,000 words will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. They will be individually supervised and will be due some three weeks after the course.

PreparationParticipants will be sent, a month before the event, a set of readings, unpublished research papers and specific questions to be prepared beforehand.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics Phonology

Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 0 USD

Tuition Explanation: Participation is free. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and arrangements.

Registration: 01-Dec-2013 to 01-Feb-2014

Contact Person: Jacob Thaisen Email:

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