LINGUIST List 32.439

Thu Feb 04 2021

Summer Schools: Old Frisian Summer School 'Old Frisian and its Neighbours' / Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 29-Jan-2021
From: Johanneke Sytsema <>
Subject: Old Frisian Summer School 'Old Frisian and its Neighbours' / Netherlands
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Host Institution: University of Groningen

Dates: 05-Jul-2021 - 10-Jul-2021
Location: Leeuwarden, Fryslân, Netherlands

Focus: The central theme 'Old Frisian and its Neighbours' concerns medieval language shifts along the North Sea coast: Old Frisian, Old/Middle Dutch and Old Saxon/Middle Low German.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: Open to students (undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD) and to early career researchers.

During the translation workshops, participants will learn to read and interpret Old Frisian texts and get a good grasp of its grammatical structures. There will be a good balance between workshops, grammar lectures and lectures on the various language shifts Frisian experienced over the medieval period, when it gave way to Dutch or Low German. A visit to the Frisian Academy and Tresoar, where most of the Old Frisian manuscripts are kept, will be included as well as a visit to the city of Groningen. Confirmed speakers include prof. Frits van Oostrom (UU), prof. Arjen Versloot (UvA), prof. Marc Pierce (University of Texas) and Dr. Michiel de Vaan (Lausanne University).

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Languages: Frisian, Old

Language Families: Germanic

Tuition: 300 EURO
Tuition Explanation: This is a hybrid summerschool. Tuition for 'on campus' (physical) attendance is 300 euro. Tuition for 'online only' attendance is 200 euro. Should the physical summerschool have to be cancelled, we will assume that you will attend the 'online' version. Of course, you will get a refund of 100 euro if you paid for 'on campus'.

Registration: 29-Jan-2021 to 06-May-2021
Contact Person: Anne Popkema

Registration Instructions:
Please scroll down to Application Procedure and click 'Apply now'. You will be sent an invoice after submitting your application. Choose 'on campus' for attending in person or choose 'online'. Note that the OFSS will always take place online, and hopefully 'on campus'. If the decision has to be taken to cancel 'on campus' we assume you will take part online. We will refund the fee difference.

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