LINGUIST List 24.5318
Wed Dec 18 2013
Summer Schools: Sound Changes in the History of English/ Stavanger, Norway
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Jacob Thaisen <jacob.thaisen
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, Poznań.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PreparationParticipants will be sent, a month before the event, a set of readings, unpublished research papers and specific questions to be prepared beforehand.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: jacob.thaisen
Page Updated: 18-Dec-2013