LINGUIST List 30.1541

Mon Apr 08 2019

Summer Schools: HIF-8038 Aspect across languages and linguistic schools/Norway

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Date: 08-Apr-2019
From: laura janda <>
Subject: HIF-8038 Aspect across languages and linguistic schools/Norway
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HIF-8038 Aspect across languages and linguistic schools

Host Institution:

Dates: 02-Sep-2019 - 04-Sep-2019
Location: Tromsø, Troms, Norway

Focus: - an overview of major theoretical approaches to grammatical aspect
- an advanced knowledge of how the category of aspect is grammatically represented in a wide range of languages
- an overview of recent research findings on aspect and different theoretical approaches to aspect
- knowledge of different analyses of specific aspectual phenomena and data
Minimum Education Level: MA

Special Qualifications:
MA in language / linguistics or related field is obligatory requirement.

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian Master´s Degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that they are registered PhD students.

Holders of a Master´s Degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list: Profiency in English

For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:

The course does not have a limited number of seats. Any doctoral student with an interest in aspect and verbal categories is encouraged to attend.

Application code 9303.

The course will discuss peculiar properties of grammatical aspect, one of the
most versatile and striking grammatical categories of natural languages. The
primary objective of the course is to present recent accounts of aspect in
terms of various theoretical frameworks, including contemporary cognitive and
formal approaches. The focus will be on rich empirical data from a variety of
languages, including Germanic, Slavic, Celtic, Romance and Indo-Iranian
languages (in particular English, Russian, Bulgarian, Scottish Gaelic,
Spanish, and Hindi) as well as some non-Indo-European languages. The course
will cover both broad-ranging issues regarding aspect as well as research
findings of the instructors. Each instructor will hold a lecture and a
tutoring session for students. The topics of the lectures are the following:

- "On the primitives of aspect across languages and their acquisition" (María
J. Arche, University of Greenwich)

- "(Im)perfectivity across languages and theories" (Antonio Fábregas and Laura
A. Janda, UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

- "The interface of lexical semantics / clause structure and aspect" (Mila
Dimitrova Vulchanova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

- "Aspectual categories across languages: semantic vs. morphological criteria"
(Gillian C. Ramchand, UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

- "TAME in a multilingual parallel corpus" (Östen Dahl, Stockholm University)

- "A cognitive account of statements of fact in the Slavic East-West aspect
division" (Stephen M. Dickey, University of Kansas)

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Tuition: 0

Tuition Explanation: No tuition is charged.

Registration: 09-Apr-2019 to 01-Jun-2019

Contact Person: laura janda
Phone: +4747625335

Registration Instructions:
Click on International Applicant and follow instructions.

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