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The German and Slavic Departments of the University of Potsdam are pleased to announce the Research School "Language contact within systems and speakers", which will take place from 21st to 23rd February 2018 at the University of Potsdam, Germany, at Campus Am Neuen Palais, Building 9, Rooms 1.02 and 2.15.
The Research School is open to PhD and postdoc scholars, working in various subfields associated with the areas of language contact or multilingualism who strive to present and discuss their current research projects within the peer community but also want to receive feedback from renowned experts in the fields. Additionally, the Research School gives the opportunity to develop practical methodological skills by means of workshops and hands-on sessions.
|Deadline for abstracts: 8 December 2017|
|Notification of acceptance: 20 December 2017|
|Research School: 21-23 February 2018|
Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland) What They Know Well: The Advantages of Heritage Language Speakers
Heike Wiese (University of Potsdam) How can we capture linguistic variation in multilingual contexts? An inclusive perspective
Christoph Schroeder (University of Potsdam) Terminological tools for the description (and analysis?) of societal multilingualism. Germany as a case
Tanja Anstatt (Ruhr University Bochum) Workshop: Language production and language comprehension in the study of heritage languages
Peter Auer (University of Freiburg) Workshop: Language contact, language change and identity management in small communities
Tom Fritzsche (University of Potsdam) Hands-on session: Language acquisition: Methodologies and analyses
Adelheid Hu (University of Luxembourg) Workshop: Methodological approaches in research on multilingualism: A focus on ideologies, beliefs, and discourses
Francis M. Hult (Lund University) Workshop: Problem, Right, and Resource: Investigating Orientations to Language from a Transdisciplinary Perspective
Gunnar Jacob (University of Potsdam) Hands-on session: Methodological challenges in language-contact studies
Natascha Müller (University of Wuppertal) Workshop: The trilingual child as a window to theories of third language acquisition
Peter Rosenberg (European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)) Workshop: Variation, Change, and Boundary Marking
Here you find the program of the Research School.
Lunch meals and coffee breaks for the 3 days of the Research School are included in the fee.
Please transfer the participation fee of 40 Euro to the following bank account by latest 31st January 2018. Make sure you use the exact payment reference together with your name.
Bank: Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (HELABE)
IBAN: DE 09 3005 0000 7110 402844
Payment Reference/Purpose: 06100-20289-25139109/YOUR NAME
The Research School will take place at the University of Potsdam, University campus „Am Neuen Palais“ in House (buidling) 9. The exact address is Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam. The names of the university bus stops are Campus Universität/Lindenallee (buses 605, 606, 695) or Neues Palais (buses 605, 606, 695).
You can find here a list of accommodation possibilities in Potsdam. The hotels are listed according to the price range and distance from the conference venue.
Jana Gamper (University of Potsdam, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Teodora Radeva-Bork (University of Potsdam)
Student assistants: Jupp Krüger, Franziska Nojack
Feb 2003-Jun 2003 Research assistant in a historical research project at the Department of English (Univ.Prof.Dr. Herbert Schendl), University of Vienna