The 12th Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics takes place at the University of Lausanne (CH) from 22-29 July 2018. Leading experts in the field of (historical) sociolinguistics and related disciplines offer classes for graduate students, postgraduate students and young – at heart – researchers. Participants also have the opportunity to present their own research at a special session.
Prof. Anita Auer, University of Lausanne
Prof. Nils Langer, Europa-Universität Flensburg
The summer school is primarily aimed at graduate students, postgraduate students and young – at heart – researchers who work in the fields of historical sociolinguistics and related disciplines.
- be familiar with a range of different topics and approaches from the field of historical sociolinguistics;
- be able to describe the socio-historical processes that contribute to language variation and change, with respect to a range of different languages;
- be able to analyse and interpret sets of linguistic and socio-historical data using sociolinguistic theory and both quantitative and qualitative measures;
- be able to apply existing theoretical sociolinguistic frameworks and models in new settings and contexts, and critically evaluate the new applications of those theories;
- have had the possibility to present their own research orally and discuss it critically.
In 2018, the following courses will be given:
- Bilingual optimization strategies in language change – Suzanne Aalberse
- Corpus approaches to Early Modern English: The case of Shakespeare’s language – Jonathan Culpeper
- Synchronic variation and diachronic change – Alexandra Lenz
- Standards and standardizations – Spiros Moschonas
- Promotion and invisibilization of languages. Nationalistic language policy and its impact on sociolinguistic landscape – Taru Nordlund
- Exploring historical orality – Simon Pickl
- Doing historical sociolinguistics in messy environments: The construction of language change narratives and the colonial expansion of Iberian languages – Israel Sanz-Sanchez
CHF 600.- before 30 April 2018
CHF 650.- by 15 June 2018
The fees include:
- Tuition fees
- Coffee breaks, apéro and dinner on some days
- Course materials
- Accommodation from 16 to 31 July 2018 at no extra cost