Multilingualism and language varieties in Europe - Autumn School in Medieval Languages and Culture 2019

22-10-2019 08:30 to 25-10-2019 14:00
Ghent, Campus Booktower, Blandijnbuilding, Blandijnberg 2, room 130.007
Martine De Reu
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This Autumn School is organized for PhD- and MA-students in Medieval Studies (especially history, literature, linguistics...) who did not have a training in historical sociolinguistics and discourse analysis during their regular study programme, but nevertheless need some basic knowledge and methodology in this field for their current research.

With a truly multi-disciplinary focus, specialists in historical linguistics and literature collaborate with medievalists to give an overview of the concepts, methodologies and debates of historical sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. Lectures include an accurate analysis of the relationship between Latin and the vernacular languages and attention is paid to formal approaches to change and contact linguistics. Multilingualism is studied in border areas and in trading cities, while code-switching is analyzed in the Burgundian Low Countries. The seminar ends with a lecture and a workshop on discourse analysis.

The Autumn School consists of four days during which participants will be able to combine lectures with interactive workshops. All sessions will be taught in English by leading experts in the field of historical sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.


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