3rd HiSoN Summer School

Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HISON)

3rd Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics

20 - 27 August 2009

Metochi, Lesbos, Greece

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This is the third summer school organised by the Historical  Sociolinguistics Network (HISON) and it will offer classes by leading experts on modern and historical sociolinguists. The venue is the University of Agder's Metochi study centre, a former monastery on the Greek island of Lesbos. Classes will take place in the morning and early evening and you will have the opportunity to present your own research at a special session.  Travel links and general tourist information about the island is available.

The school will last for one week and the cost of 375 British Pounds includes accommodation, three meals per day, and tuition, and an excursion. If you register and pay in full before May 1st, 2009, we will give you a discount of 75 British Pounds, i.e. you will only pay 300 British Pounds

Our Teachers this year will be:

Peter Trudgill (Agder, Norway)
Language contact and linguistic change in early post-Roman Britain: sociolinguistic insights

Ernst Håkon Jahr (Agder, Norway)
The Arctic Pidgin Russenorsk

Jeroen Darquennes (Namur, Belgium)
Contact and Conflict along the Germanic-Romance language border

Laura Wright (Cambridge, UK)
Historical sociolinguistics and historical pragmatics: 18th c. printed ephemera and the London upper working-class sociolect  

Helen Kelly-Holmes (Limerick, Ireland)
Minority languages and media engagement: discourses and practices in and on Irish

Nils Langer (Bristol, UK)
Prescriptive Grammars and Linguistic Purism

Mark Janse  (Gent, Belgium)
Asia Minor Greek: borrowing, interference, and the mixed language debate

Gro-Renee Rambø (Agder, Norway)
Scandinavian - Low German contact in the late Middle Ages

Further information

All enquiries please contact:

Nils Langer, Reader in German Linguistics, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol, BS8 1TE, UK

supported by the

University of Agder

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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