Hotel Alfa Soleil Kandersteg (Swiss Alps), Switzerland

Language and Migration

when 12 June 2017 - 16 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 500

The Summer School is being organized by the Center for the Study of Language and Society at the University of Bern. It focuses on different aspects of language and migration: language contact, multilingual interaction, language and identity, discourses about migration, and the effects of researchers’ choice of language for their research.
There will be lectures, workshops, and small-group sessions where PhD students will have a chance to present their research and receive feedback from experts in the field as well as from their peers.

The Summer School will be held at the Hotel Alfa Soleil in Kandersteg (Switzerland), surrounded by superb mountain scenery. It starts Monday afternoon and ends on Friday at noon.

Course leader

William L. Allen (University of Oxford)
Penelope Gardner-Chloros (Birkbeck University of London)
Robert Gibb (University of Glasgow)
Marta Kirilova (University of Copenhagen)
Silvia Natale (University of Bern)
Thomas Niehr (University of Aachen)

Target group

For your application, please e-mail
• a short abstract of your presentation (max. 400 words) in the language of your presentation (English, German, or French);
• a short CV (1 page);
• the topic of your thesis and the name of a referee that we may contact to the following address: .

Fee info

CHF 500: This covers accommodation (twin room; single supplement: CHF 85) and meals.