Summer School in Historical Linguistics of Germanic Languages (SUM-UP)
This year’s summer school will start with a two-day course on the structure of Yiddish by Neil G. Jacobs. Insights in this language that is labelled a Germanic language, but shows influences from Semitic, Slavic and Romance languages will provide the participants with valuable knowledge on the influence of language contact on grammatical features and its limits. The second part of the summer school will be a combination of talks given by experts in the field and by advanced Master and PhD students working on historical syntax of (a) Germanic language/s. This structure allows feedback on the individual research for the junior researchers from both the experts and from the fellow Masters and PhD candidates.