LINGUIST List 26.2197

Sun Apr 26 2015

Summer Schools: Summer Academy in German Linguistics / Munich, Germany

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Date: 25-Apr-2015
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Subject: Summer Academy in German Linguistics / Munich, Germany
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Summer Academy in German Linguistics / Munich, Germany

Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Coordinating Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Dates: 07-Aug-2015 - 21-Aug-2015
Location: Munich, Germany

Focus: The Summer Academy in German Linguistics will be held from August 7 to August 21 at the Department of German Studies at the University of Munich. It will feature lectures on three main topics and a special session, in which participants will be able to present their own research.

Minimum Education Level: BA

Special Qualifications:
The Summer Academy is recommended for advanced Master and PhD students, as well as young scientists in relevant fields of study. Prerequisites for participation are a minimum of a degree in German Linguistics and very good command of written and spoken German.

The Summer Academy will cover three central topics:

- Language Change and Grammaticalization
- Linguistic Typology, with focus on the Typology of German Syntax and Morphology
- Modality, Intersubjectivity, and Theory of Mind

The course on language change will focus on variants and invariants in grammaticalization processes. The course on linguistic typology will center on cross-linguistic functions (genotypes) and their language specific phenotypes. The course on intersubjectivity is devoted to linguistic techniques of coding illocutionary force, common ground and modality via epistemicity, evidentiality, and covert or unknown patterns of modality.

The course is complemented by a cultural program organized by the Munich International Summer Academy (MISU).

Course language: German

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics

Tuition: 740 EUR

Tuition Explanation:
Tuition Fee: 740 EUR
Housing in Munich: 380 EUR

Registration: 01-Apr-2015 to 15-May-2015

Contact Person: Elisabeth Leiss

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Extended Deadline for application: May 15, 2015

For registration please fill out the online application form on our website and send a Curriculum Vitae (pdf) to

For further details concerning the application and registration process, please consult our website.

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