Switzerland, Lausanne

Historical Sociolinguistics

when 22 July 2018 - 29 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 600

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.

Course leader

Prof. Anita Auer, University of Lausanne
Prof. Nils Langer, Europa-Universität Flensburg
Tino Oudesluijs, Université de Lausanne

Target group

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.

Course aim

At the end of the course, participants will:
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.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance delivered

Fee info

CHF 600: Early birds: before 30 April 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
CHF 650: By June 15, 2018