LINGUIST List 26.4623

Mon Oct 19 2015

Summer Schools: Buenos Aires School of Linguistics I (ELBA I)/Argentina

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 15-Oct-2015
From: Fernando Carranza <>
Subject: Buenos Aires School of Linguistics I (ELBA I)/Argentina
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Host Institution: Universidad de Buenos Aires
Coordinating Institution:

Dates: 15-Feb-2016 - 20-Feb-2016
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Focus: ELBA is meant to cover work on contemporary linguistic studies in the areas of theoretical linguistics, linguistic typology, and data collection/experimental methods.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

The Escuela de Lingüística de Buenos Aires (ELBA) is a school aimed to foster the training of developing researchers in the field of linguistics by offering courses delivered both by international and local instructors. Our goal is threefold. We hope to encourage new researchers, to tight the bond between local and international linguists, and also to give students the opportunity to take part in ongoing debates in the field by allowing them the chance to discuss with the specialists themselves.

In its first edition, there will be four week-long courses and a workshop. The courses will be the following:

- “Lectures on agreement”, by Hedde Zeiljstra (Georg-August Universität Göttingen)
- “Is literal language easier to understand? An introduction to non-literal language processing”, by Mercedes Marcilese (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora).
- “Current Issues in Sign Languages Linguistics”, by Josep Quer (ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
- “The semantics of modality, evidentiality and mirativity”, by Andrés Salanova (Université d’Ottawa).

The Workshop will take place on February 20, 2016, just a day after the end of the courses. The proposals should be sent as an attached document to before December 15th, 2015. Abstract should be anonymous and not longer than two pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least 1-inch, 12pt Times New Roman. The name of the authors and their institutional affiliation must be included in the plain text part of the e-mail. Only one submission will be accepted per author. Participants will be informed if their presentations have been accepted by December 23. Each presentation will last twenty minutes, and it will be followed by ten additional minutes for discussion. No parallel sessions will be held.

The official languages are Spanish, English and Portuguese, but we strongly suggest preparing handouts/slides in English.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                      Text/Corpus Linguistics

Tuition: 400 ARS
Registration: 15-Oct-2015 to 15-Dec-2015
Contact Person: Fernando Carranza

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Registration is open until December 15. You will find the registration form in the Registration section of the homepage of the event. A maximum of 50 students can attend each course, so do not wait too much longer to register.

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