LINGUIST List 28.609

Wed Feb 01 2017

Summer Schools: Communities of Language in a Nordic Context/Denmark

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <>

Date: 29-Jan-2017
From: Pia Quist <>
Subject: Communities of Language in a Nordic Context/Denmark
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Host Institution: Københavns Universitet
Coordinating Institution: Københavns Universitet

Dates: 21-Aug-2017 - 25-Aug-2017
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Focus: A one-week intensive course intended for Danish, Nordic and international PhD students with an interest in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, interaction analysis and language policy. The course will be concerned with theoretical, methodological and analytical aspects relevant to the state-of-the-art of these disciplines.  Different perspectives pertaining to language policies and practices within the Nordic community will be thoroughly and critically addressed. Although the Nordic countries will be the cases in point, the general scope of the course goes beyond specific localities to engage in more general sociolinguistic phenomena. Internationally leading experts will deliver keynote lectures and provide the necessary theoretical background for workshop exercises and discussions. The course alternates between plenary sessions, workshops in smaller groups, project presentations, panel discussions and poster sessions. Participants will, according to choice, be divided into three different groups which focus on one of the following three topics: - Policies, ideologies and histories, - Space and materiality, - Emergent linguistic practices.
Minimum Education Level: MA

Plenary sessions and day topics:

- Monday: Professor Tore Kristiansen introduces the topic of the day: “The Nordic Speech Communities”
- Tuesday: Professor Elizabeth Lanza: "Family language policy in multilingual transcultural families"
- Wednesday: Professor Alastair Pennycook: “Metrolingualism in globalization”.
- Thursday: Associate Professor Tommaso Milani: “Language and materiality”
- Friday: Professor Unn Røyneland: “Experimental methods in sociolinguistics”
Summer school coordinator: Associate Professor Pia Quist

Workshop Coordinators:

Policies, ideologies and histories: Associate Professor Janus Mortensen
Space and materiality: Postdoc Kristine Køhler Mortensen
Emergent linguistic practices: Professor Unn Røyneland

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Languages: Danish

Tuition: 4000 Other
Registration: 01-Jan-2017 to 19-Jun-2017
Contact Person: Pia Quist

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
PhD students from the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen should register via this registration form. The course fee for participation in the course will be paid by the PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. All other PhD students should register and pay the course fee via this registration form. Cancellation policy: Cancellations made up to two weeks after the registration deadline are refundable. Cancellations made later than two weeks after the registration deadline are not refundable.

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