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    DSH - Modern linguistic approaches to languages from the past Activity type

    Monday, 13 May, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, 17 May, 2019 - 17:00
    UGent, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte
    Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent

     Name(s) of the organizer(s):

    Wim Vandenbussche

    Rik Vosters

    An Vande Casteele

    Research group: CLIN

     

    Inter-university activity? UGent

    Contact person:

    An Vande Casteele

    Email of contact person: An.Vande.Casteele@vub.be

     

    Content description activity

    Short description:

    The course aims at familiarizing PhD students of ‘dead’ languages (e.g. Latin, Ancient Greek) or previous stages of modern languages (e.g. Old Dutch, Old/Middle English, Bantu-languages) with modern linguistic frameworks (corpus linguistics, functional linguistics, cognitive linguistics, generative linguistics, historical sociolinguistics and construction grammar) and the applicability and added value of these frameworks to the study of such languages.

    The topics of the course rely on combinations of three sets of elements relevant to studies of linguistics. First, the modern, general linguistic frameworks focused on during the course include corpus linguistics, functional linguistics, cognitive linguistics, generative linguistics, historical sociolinguistics and construction grammar. Second, the invited speakers represent a wide variety of non-spoken languages, including Latin and Ancient Greek, Bantu languages from a diachronic point of view, Old and Middle English, and Old Dutch. Third, these speakers will be free to choose from a selection of linguistic topics to base their lectures on, e.g. variation, extent of applicability to certain linguistic levels (phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, …), diachrony, typology, dealing with the absence of native speakers, style, and translation.

    Practical information:

    When: 13-17th of May 2019 start at 10am
    Location:
    UGent, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent

    Language(s) used in seminar: English

    Number of meetings: 1

    Maximum number of participants: 30

    Suggested credits for participation: 1 credit for active participation

    !! Attention: Participation in this training will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.