LINGUIST List 28.1399

Tue Mar 21 2017

Summer Schools: Fourth UZH-BLCU Summer School in Chinese Language and Linguistics: Standard Chinese, Varieties, Language Change/China

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <yuelinguistlist.org>


Date: 20-Mar-2017
From: Wolfgang Behr <wolfgang.behraoi.uzh.ch>
Subject: Fourth UZH-BLCU Summer School in Chinese Language and Linguistics: Standard Chinese, Varieties, Language Change/China
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Fourth UZH-BLCU Summer School in Chinese Language and Linguistics: Standard Chinese, Varieties, Language Change/China

Host Institution: Beijing Language and Culture University
Coordinating Institution: Universität Zürich

Dates: 12-Jun-2017 - 23-Jun-2017
Location: Beijing, China

Focus: The summer school provides the opportunity to attend lectures on major issues addressing various aspects of Modern Chinese language combined with practical training in related academic methods and skills. The four topics to be discussed in this summer school are Rhetorics, Adspeak and Branding, Puns and Other Figures of Speech, Cultural Revolution Speak. All teaching and training will be conducted in Chinese.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate


Special Qualifications:
Good knowledge of spoken and written Modern Mandarin Chinese. (HSK 5)


Description:
The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, and the
Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and
Culture University, invite undergraduate and graduate students proficient in
Chinese (HSK 5) to participate in the Fourth Summer School in Standard
Chinese, Varieties, Language change in Beijing.

About:

The school provides the opportunity to attend lectures on major issues
addressing various aspects of Modern Chinese language combined with practical
training in related academic methods and skills. The four topics to be
discussed in this summer school are Rhetorics, Adspeak and Branding, Puns and
Other Figures of Speech, Cultural Revolution Speak. All teaching and training
will be conducted in Chinese.

Schedule:

There is one four-hour lecture each morning from Monday to Thursday. During
the afternoons individual research is carried out on a chosen topic resulting
in a scientific paper completed with the help of Chinese graduate students. On
Friday, June 16, the participants present their work in progress followed by a
discussion by the experts. There is a final exam on June 23.

Teachers:

Four leading experts have been invited to lecture on the four outlined topics:

-Yuan Hui, College of Liberal Arts, Anhui University of China. Introduction to
Rhetorics.
-Yu Genyuan, College of Techniques of Broadcasting & Anchoring, Communication
University of China, Adspeak and Branding.
-Diao Yanbin, School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal
University, Culture Revolution Speak.
-Li Hongyin, School of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University, Puns
and Other Figures of Speech

Organizers:

The Summer School is jointly organized by the Institute of Asian and Oriental
Studies, University of Zurich, and the Center for Studies of Chinese as a
Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University.

Venue:

The school takes place at Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing,
China.

Housing:

The participants are accommodated at the Conference Center of the campus of
Beijing Language and Culture University.

Costs:

A tuition fee of 4000 RMB will be charged for the two-week program. This
figure does not include accommodation fees. Room (Single-bed room for 160
RMB/day) and board as well as travel and visa costs are at the expenses of the
participants.

Registration:

Please register via e-mail to be sent to Zhang Wenxian
blcu.edu.cn >. Registration closes on March 31, 2017. You will
receive a confirmation of your registration by e-mail and in due time an
admission note of BLCU to apply for a short-term visa for China. Registration
will be closed when the limit of 25 participants is reached.

Contact:

For questions, please contact Wang Jianqin blcu.edu.cn> or
Brigitte Koella aoi.uzh.ch>.


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics


Subject Languages: Chinese, Mandarin

Tuition: 4000 RMB

Tuition Explanation: A tuition fee of 4000 RMB will be charged for the two-week program. This
figure does not include accommodation fees. Room (Single-bed room for 160
RMB/day) and board as well as travel and visa costs are at the expenses of the
participants.


Registration: 01-Mar-2017 to 31-Mar-2017

Contact Person: Brigitte Källa
Email: brigitte.koellaaoi.uzh.ch

Apply by Email: jianqinwang55blcu.edu.cn

Registration Instructions:
Please register via mail to be sent to Zhang Wenxian blcu.edu.cn
>.

Registration closes on March 31, 2017. You will receive a confirmation of your
registration by e-mail and in due time an admission note of BLCU to apply for
a short-term visa for China. Registration will be closed when the limit of 25
participants is reached.

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