Summer School: Language in Context
The Summer School is being organized by the Center for the Study of Language and Society (CSLS) at the University of Bern and its PhD program Studies in Language and Society, in collaboration with the PhD Program Transcultural Processes in Iberoromania of the Romance Department at the University of Zurich.
The Summer School focuses on three partly overlapping thematic subareas: identity, mobility, multilingualism. There will be lectures given by invited speakers who are experts in these areas, as well as short method workshops, and small-group sessions in which PhD students will have a chance to present their research and receive feedback from an expert in the field as well as from their peers. Taking into account the different language specializations of our students, student presentations will take place in two parallel sessions, one being held in English, and the other covering the Romance languages involved (focusing on Spanish). All lectures will be in English.
Confirmed speakers and workshop leaders
- Lisa Atalianis (Birkbeck College)
- David Block (ICREA, Universitat de Lleida)
- Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (The Ohio State University) • Sigurd D‘hondt (Ghent University)
- Kristine Horner (The University of Sheffield)
- Johannes Kabatek (Universität Zürich)
- Wolfgang Kesselheim (Universität Zürich)
- Constanze Vorwerg (Universität Bern)
Where and when?
The Summer School will be held at the Aarbergerhus in Ligerz (Switzerland), a little winegrower village on lake Biel, opposite St. Peter’s Island; with a picturesque alley and wine cellars. For some preliminary impressions of the venue, you may want to have a look here:
www.ligerz.ch, www.aarbergerhus.ch It runs from Monday afternoon (arrival late morning) to Friday morning (departure at noon).
The participation fee is CHF 400 per participant. It covers the costs for room [double occupancy] and board (but not travel expenses).
How to apply
Please email the documents listed below to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- a short abstract of your presentation (max. 400 words), written in the language of presentation
- a short CV (1 page), indicating most important educational and professional qualifications, and including the topic of your
dissertation and the name of a referee we might contact
- a personal statement on your motivation to participate in the CSLS
Summer School “Language in Social Context” (max. 100 words)
Application deadline: 01.05.2015
(Later applications will be considered if there are places left.)
Anne-Danièle Gazin (Summer School Project Assistant)
Prof. Dr. Constanze Vorwerg (Program Director PhD Program)