LINGUIST List 27.2044

Wed May 04 2016

Summer Schools: Narrative, Discourse and Interaction/Norway

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 04-May-2016
From: Pia Lane <>
Subject: Narrative, Discourse and Interaction/Norway
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Host Institution: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing)
Coordinating Institution: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing)

Dates: 05-Sep-2016 - 09-Sep-2016
Location: Oslo, Norway

Focus: Narrative, discourse and interaction
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: Participants are required to submit a short description of their PhD project.

How we tell stories and what our stories reveal about us, our lives and our relations with others has attracted the attention of numerous strands of social scientific inquiry. It is notable that narrative research interviews constitute the main qualitative method for identity analysis. Discourse and sociolinguistic studies of storytelling have drawn on this diversity of social scientific work but they have also infused it with vital insights into how everyday life stories are told in interaction with other people and in specific contexts. Narrative analysis has been particularly useful and instrumental in studies of multilingual/multicultural individuals and groups.

Instructors: Anna De Fina (Georgetown) & Alex Georgakopoulou (King’s College London)

Course Description:The aim of this course is to familiarize you with the main frameworks within discourse and sociolinguistic studies for the analysis of stories and identities.
The presentation of concepts and analytical tools will become tangible with close analysis of a wide range of stories from various everyday life contexts: cafés, classrooms, the workplace, social media platforms, etc.

The main reading resource for this course is De Fina, A. & Georgakopoulou, A. Analyzing narrative: Discourse and sociolinguistic perspectives (2012, CUP).

The Summer School is organised by Centre for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing) in collaboration with COST Action IS1306 New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                      Applied Linguistics
                      Discourse Analysis

Registration: 09-May-2016 to 01-Jun-2016
Contact Person: Britt-Marie Forsudd

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Registration Instructions: Participants are required to submit a description of their PhD project. Fill in and send your online application before 1 June.

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