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Mon Feb 16 2015

Summer Schools: Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A Discourse Perspective on Making Sense of Social Change / Amsterdam, Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <>

Date: 12-Feb-2015
From: Eva Janssen <>
Subject: Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A Discourse Perspective on Making Sense of Social Change / Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Host Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Coordinating Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dates: 06-Jun-2015 - 17-Jul-2015
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Focus: Language not only reflects social change, but also drives social change. This course provides a framework to make sense of these phenomena through discourse analysis. It offers advanced academic skills. Through examples of various research designs, you learn how to incorporate discourse analysis into your own field of study.
Minimum Education Level: BA

Methods covered include:

- transdisciplinary research design
- text analysis and content analysis
- ethnography, conversation analysis
- framing and subjectivity
- historical discourse analysis
- context and data selection

You are required to participate actively in the group discussions and assignments, contributing perspectives from your own discipline so that you learn to account for the choices you make in your research design and its discourse analytic component.

VU University Amsterdam and its Network Institute have a long tradition of fostering transdisciplinary research. The tutors in this course are closely associated with that effort: Amsterdam Research on Text and Talk in Institutional Settings (ARTTIS) specializes in effective communication; the Amsterdam Critical Discourse Community (ACDC) encourages academic dialogue across disciplines; there are courses in Discourse Analysis and Active Entrepreneurship in the university’s Economics and Business Studies Programme. Moreover, your tutors include senior lecturers and professors from the world’s leading centre for critical discourse analysis at Lancaster University (UK). Together, we assure of plenty of classroom interaction.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                      Linguistic Theories
                      Philosophy of Language

Tuition: 1100 Euro
Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 01-Apr-2015
The Amsterdam Summer School has 20 scholarships available of 500 Euro for highly motivated students. Also, there is an early-bird discount of 100 Euro for anyone who applies before 1 March.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Check the box in the application form if you want to apply for a scholarship. Selection will be based on your motivation letter. Please let us know why this specific course matches your field of interest and how you think it will help to develop your further academic career.

Registration: 21-Dec-2014 to 01-May-2015
Contact Person: Eva Janssen
                Phone: 020 5983255

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
In the online application form, students will be asked to provide the following documents: - Motivation letter - Curriculum vitae/resume - Transcript of records - Copy of passport/identification

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