LINGUIST List 29.1104

Mon Mar 12 2018

Summer Schools: Limits of Variability in Language/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 09-Mar-2018
From: Anastasiya Dockhorn-Romanova <>
Subject: Limits of Variability in Language
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Host Institution: Universität Potsdam
Coordinating Institution: Universität Potsdam

Dates: 18-Jun-2018 - 22-Jun-2018
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Focus: The summer school will bring together leading international experts from different subfields of linguistics, covering the span from modern sociolinguistics, via dialect research, to grammar theory and the formal study of African languages. The school’s central topic is the empirical study and theoretical modelling of variability and its constraints at various levels of language. The more practical objective of the school is to bring together graduates with different empirical, methodological, and theoretical backgrounds, and to create a platform for mutual exchange and joint learning.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Courses on Formal approaches to social meaning, variation and identity construction (Heather Burnett, Paris), Linguistic variation and change in social context (Sali Tagliamonte, Toronto), Morphophonemic and morphosyntactic variation in Bantu (Larry Hyman, Berkeley & Jenneke van der Wal, Leiden), and Discovering parameters: from micro- to macro-variation (Marjo van Koppen, Utrecht & Jeroen van Craenenbroeck, Leuven) are complemented by lectures of Sjef Barbiers (Leiden), who is a Mercator Fellow in the SFB.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                      Linguistic Theories

Tuition: 20 EUR
Registration: 09-Mar-2018 to 15-May-2018
Contact Person: Anastasiya Dockhorn-Romanova

Apply by Email:

Registration Instructions:
This is a binding registration. Late applicants might be considered. Please send an E-Mail with the header “Summer School” stating your name and affiliation to Please state the morning session (A or B) that you want to attend. Due to limited space the applications will be dealt with on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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