LINGUIST List 27.1783

Mon Apr 18 2016

Summer Schools: International Postgraduate Course on Functional Discourse Grammar/Austria

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 17-Apr-2016
From: Hella Olbertz <fg-fgwuva.nl>
Subject: International Postgraduate Course on Functional Discourse Grammar/Austria
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Host Institution:
Coordinating Institution:
Website: http://www.functionaldiscoursegrammar.info/

Dates: 29-Aug-2016 - 30-Aug-2016
Location: Vienna, Austria

Focus: The International Postgraduate Course on Functional Discourse Grammar (IPC-FDG-2016) will be held in Vienna, Austria, on 29 and 30 August 2016, preceding the International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar. The aim of this site is to provide the participants with a first introduction to Functional Discourse Grammar, a typologically-based theory of language structure.
Minimum Education Level: MA

Description:
Objective:
This intensive course on the theory of Functional Discourse Grammar will be held during the days preceding the International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar to enable linguists unfamiliar with the theory to prepare for participation in the conference. The course is being organized with doctoral students in mind.

Venue:
IPC-FDG-2016 will take place at the University of Vienna, Department of English and American Studies, University Campus, Hof 8.3, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna.

Staff:
The course will be taught by Kees Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam) and J. Lachlan Mackenzie (VU University Amsterdam).

Course Material:
Keizer, Evelien (2015). A Functional Discourse Grammar for English: a textbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Programme:
During the course the various levels of analysis used in FDG will be explained and illustrated on the basis of the textbook on FDG by Keizer mentioned above. Students are assumed to have read the book before the course. After a review of the theory as a whole and discussion of some selected exercises from the textbook, a number of examples (from English as well as other languages) will be analyzed during the final afternoon so as to develop some analytical skills in using the tools offered by FDG.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Tuition: 100 EUR
Registration: 01-Apr-2016 to 01-Aug-2016
Contact Person: Hella Olbertz
                Email: fg-fgwuva.nl

Apply on the web: http://www.functionaldiscoursegrammar.info/

Registration Instructions:
Please use the form provided on the website to register for the course (and the conference).

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