LINGUIST List 28.508

Wed Jan 25 2017

Summer Schools: Old and Middle English Summer School/Greece

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <>

Date: 24-Jan-2017
From: Nikolaos Lavidas <>
Subject: Old and Middle English Summer School/Greece
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Host Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Coordinating Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dates: 19-Jul-2017 - 27-Jul-2017
Location: Naxos, Greece

Focus: Old and Middle English intensive language and linguistics classes
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

The Department of Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is coordinating a summer school program and a workshop on the history of English to be held on 19-27 July 2017 in the island of Naxos, Greece.

The summer school will offer Old and Middle English intensive language and linguistics classes for a period of nine days. The aim is to attract students and scholars to study Old and Middle English in a relaxed yet very focused and stimulating atmosphere that promotes in depth analysis and discussion.

Faculty & Courses:

-How did English change? A basic course in Old English and the circumstances that led to its modern appearance
Olga Fischer (University of Amsterdam)

-An introduction to Old English phonology and meter
Donka Minkova (University of California, Los Angeles)

-Variation in Old and Middle English (Historical corpora and linguistic theory)
Nikolaos Lavidas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

-Historical Sociolinguistics: Old and Middle English
Alexander Bergs (Osnabrück University)

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants plus certification of the 6 ECTS gained (1,5 ECTS for each of the courses; participation in all summer school courses -including active participation in the poster session- stands for 6 ECTS).

Accommodation: Please notice that the registration fees cover the accommodation in the municipality hostel for the whole period of classes as well as light lunches.

More information (on registration etc.) can be found at the summer school webpage:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Languages: English, Middle
                    English, Old

Tuition: 250 EUR
Financial Aid: Applications accepted until

Financial Aid Instructions:

Registration: 24-Jan-2017 to 15-Apr-2017
Contact Person: Nikolaos Lavidas

Registration Instructions:
Please state your interests and background in less than one-page and submit it to Nikolaos Lavidas ( and Alexander Bergs (

Page Updated: 25-Jan-2017