LINGUIST List 29.1195

Thu Mar 15 2018

Summer Schools: Variation and its limits from a diachronic perspective - 3. Summer School in Historical Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 12-Mar-2018
From: Esther Jahns <>
Subject: Variation and its limits from a diachronic perspective - 3. Summer School in Historical Syntax
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Host Institution: Universität Potsdam

Dates: 27-Jun-2018 - 30-Jun-2018
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Focus: The main aim of SUM-UP is to bring together junior and senior researchers in the field of historical syntax in Germanic languages.
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: The school will be open for international students of Germanic languages at advanced Master and PhD level.


This year’s summer school will start with a two-day course on the structure of Yiddish by Neil G. Jacobs. Insights in this language that is labelled a Germanic language, but shows influences from Semitic, Slavic and Romance languages will provide the participants with valuable knowledge on the influence of language contact on grammatical features and its limits.
The second part of the summer school will be a combination of talks given by experts in the field and by advanced Master and PhD students working on historical syntax of (a) Germanic language/s. This structure allows feedback on the individual research for the junior researchers from both the experts and from the fellow Masters and PhD candidates.

This year's senior researchers are:
- Thórhallur Eythórsson, University of Iceland/ Iceland
- Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University/ U.S.
- Dagmar Haumann, University of Bergen/ Norway
- Neil G. Jacobs, Ohio State University/ U.S.
- Svetlana Petrova, Universität Wuppertal/ Germany
- Joel Wallenberg, Newcastle University/ UK

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Families: Germanic

Tuition: 80 EUR
Registration: 12-Mar-2018 to 20-Apr-2018
Contact Person: Ulrike Demske

Apply by Email:

Registration Instructions:
The number of junior researchers will be limited to 10. A higher number of participants in the language structure course is possible. The language of the summer school will be English. If you are interested in giving a talk, please submit an abstract (max. 500 words excluding references) and a letter of motivation (max. 1 page).

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