LINGUIST List 29.885

Mon Feb 26 2018

Summer Schools: LinC Summer School: Register and Context/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 26-Feb-2018
From: Rebekah Wegener <>
Subject: LinC Summer School: Register and Context
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Host Institution: Rheinische-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Dates: 03-Sep-2018 - 07-Sep-2018
Location: Aachen, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany

Focus: The 5th LinC Summer School offers an introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistic theory and experience applying it to real-world challenges. This year the summer school will focus on register and context and includes a statistical approach to register studies course as well as numerous special interest programs.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Our 2018 team of instructors includes:

Morning Sessions:
Introduction to SFL: Mood & Theme (David Schönthal and Gerard O'Grady)
Introduction to SFL: Transitivity & Logico-semantic relations (David Schönthal and Stella Neumann)
Introduction to SFL: Analyses in Context (Rebekah Wegener and Stella Neumann)
Advanced SFL: Transitivity (Tom Bartlett)
Advanced SFL: The Nominal group in context (Lise Fontaine)
Advanced SFL: Architectures for linguistic models (Mick O'Donnell)
Introduction to Praat (Jessica Di Napoli)
Intonation (Gerard O'Grady)
Prosody in Context (Stefan Baumann)

Afternoon Sessions:
Register and Context (Stella Neumann)
Methods of Corpus Comparison: feature detection, evaluation and analysis (Elke Teich)
Register, Context and Language Learning (Elma Kerz)
Modelling Context for Multimodal Language in Use (Rebekah Wegener)
Instantiation and the reach of context (Wendy Bowcher)
SFL architecture: context, semantics, and the notion of textual instantiation (Erich Steiner)
SFL architecture: the place and role of semantic interfaces (Miriam Taverniers)
Statistics for register studies I (Stefan Evert)
Statistics for register studies II (Stefan Evert)

The summer school offers a morning course and an afternoon session. There are three morning courses on offer, and these will continue as a course for the week. Afternoon sessions can be selected separately for each day. Once you select a morning course in the registration system the course will be selected for the entire week. Afternoon sessions can be selected individually for each day. Participants at the summer school are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation session that will be held at the start of the summer school as part of LingUnite. This is a free event that you can register for as part of the registration system. See website for schedule.

The summer school will be held at RWTH Aachen University.
RWTH Aachen University
Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Romanistik
Kármánstr. 17/19
D-52062 Aachen

Registration and the poster session on the Monday will be in Couvenhalle and classes and all other events from Tuesday – Friday will be held in the SemiTemp Building.

There are many different accommodation options available in Aachen, including sharing with our local student and staff members, who have made rooms available. If you would like to take part in this option, please email with the subject line re: share accommodation.
If you prefer to find your own accommodation, you can search online using various websites. There are a full range of rooms available around the city and within a short distance from the university.

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 190 EUR
Registration: 01-Feb-2018 to 31-Jul-2018
Contact Person: Caroline Zurhelle-Waser

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
You do not need any special documentation to complete the registration form. All information regarding visa applications can be found on the website. You will have several options for payment including payment online using a credit card on our secure site that you will get to once you have been through the registration form. Places are limited so please register early. Once registration is full, we do keep a waiting list and we will make one available as soon as registration is full. The registration fee does not include lunch. There are many cafes and shops nearby where you can buy lunch or if you are in self-catering accommodation, you will have the facilities there to make your own food. There is a supermarket (food shop) right beside the university.

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