LINGUIST List 27.899

Thu Feb 18 2016

Summer Schools: UMD-Summer: Guatemala: Language School and Mentored Research Experience (MLSC)/Guatemala

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


Date: 17-Feb-2016
From: Omer Preminger <omerpumd.edu>
Subject: UMD-Summer: Guatemala: Language School and Mentored Research Experience (MLSC)/Guatemala
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Host Institution:
Coordinating Institution: University of Maryland
Website: http://go.umd.edu/smguatemala

Dates: 31-May-2016 - 30-Jun-2016
Location: Sololá, Guatemala

Focus: Two-week intensive language-learning experience at the Sololá Field Station in the highlands of Guatemala, followed by a two-week language research experience.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Special Qualifications: Sufficient background in linguistics is required; please contact organizers for more details.

Description:
UMD's Language Science Center is offering a two-week intensive language-learning experience at the Sololá Field Station in the highlands of Guatemala, followed by a two-week language research experience. The course will feature one of the indigenous languages of Guatemala, belonging to either the Mayan or Maipurean language families. You will stay with local families to experience daily life in Sololá, Guatemala, while working with experienced language teachers for 6-8 hours each day, immersing yourself in the language. Research projects will be on the language of instruction or a closely related language. You will work individually and in small groups while eliciting and analyzing language data.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                      Applied Linguistics
                      General Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition
                      Language Documentation
                      Morphology
                      Phonetics
                      Phonology
                      Psycholinguistics
                      Sociolinguistics
                      Syntax
                      Translation
                      Typology


Subject Languages: Kaqchikel

Tuition: 2650 USD
Registration: 17-Feb-2016 to 15-Mar-2016
Contact Person: Maria Polinsky
                Phone: (301) 405-7002
                  Fax: (301) 405-7104
                Email: polinskyumd.edu

Apply on the web: http://go.umd.edu/smguatemala

Registration Instructions:
See "apply online" URL for more details.

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