LINGUIST List 28.1278

Wed Mar 15 2017

Summer Schools: Language and Migration

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 15-Mar-2017
From: Jan Patrick Zeller <>
Subject: Language and Migration
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Host Institution: Universität Bern

Dates: 12-Jun-2017 - 16-Jun-2017
Location: Kandersteg (Swiss Alps), Switzerland

Focus: The Summer School focuses on different aspects of language and migration: language contact, multilingual interaction, language and identity, discourses about migration, and the effects of researchers’ choice of language for their research.
Minimum Education Level: MA

The Summer School is being organized by the Center for the Study of Language and Society at the University of Bern. There will be lectures, workshops, and small-group sessions where PhD students will have a chance to present their research and receive feedback from experts in the field as well as from their peers.

Confirmed speakers and workshop leaders:

William L. Allen (University of Oxford)
Penelope Gardner-Chloros (Birkbeck University of London)
Robert Gibb (University of Glasgow)
Marta Kirilova (University of Copenhagen)
Silvia Natale (University of Bern)
Thomas Niehr (University of Aachen)
Dennis Preston (Oklahoma State University/Michigan State University)
Claudio Scarvaglieri (University of Basel)
James Simpson (University of Leeds)
Constanze Vorwerg (University of Bern)

The Summer School will be held at the Hotel Alfa Soleil in Kandersteg (Switzerland), surrounded by superb mountain scenery. It starts Monday afternoon and ends on Friday at noon.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                      Discourse Analysis
                      Language Acquisition
                      Text/Corpus Linguistics

Tuition: 500 CHF
Registration: 15-Mar-2017 to 13-Apr-2017
Contact Person: Jan Patrick Zeller

Apply by Email:

Registration Instructions:
For your application, please e-mail: - A short abstract of your presentation (max. 400 words) in the language of your presentation (English, German, or French); - A short CV (1 page); - The topic of your thesis and the name of a referee that we may contact

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