4th HiSoN Summer School

HiSON 2010

supported by the

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Our Teachers this year will be:

(ABSTRACTS can be found here)

Susan Fitzmaurice (University of Sheffield)
The uses of Social Networks Analysis for social description in Historical Sociolinguistics

Ana Deumert (University of Cape Town)
Historical Sociolinguistics in A Colonial World, African Perspectives.

Hans Van de Velde (Universiteit Utrecht)
When apparent becomes real. The interplay of synchronic and diachronic phonological variation.

Anthony Lodge (University of St Andrews)
Aspects of the sociolinguistic history of Paris

Martin Durrell (University of Manchester)
Linguistic standardisation and the nation in Europe

Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
Historical sociolinguistics as corpus linguistics

Wim Vandenbussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Back to the sources . Hands-on research, problems and mysteries in archives for young researchers.

(ABSTRACTS can be found here)

We're fully booked now -

 but there will be another Summer School on Lesbos (Greece) in August 2011!


This is the fourth summer school organised by the Historical  Sociolinguistics Network (HISON) and it will offer classes by leading experts on modern and historical sociolinguists. This year we will be in the fine city of Brugge / Bruges - whose city centre is a UNESCO world heritage site - and our accommodation will be in the arthostel.

There will be six hours of classes per day, so there is plenty of time to explore the city. You will have the opportunity to present your own research at a special session and there will be an excursion for the historically-touristically minded. Travel links and general tourist information about Brugge is available.

The school will last for one week and the cost of 350 Euros includes accommodation, tuition, and an excursion. If you register and pay in full before May 1st, 2010, we will give you a discount of 50 Euros, i.e. you will only pay 300 Euros.

If you're interested in coming to our summer school, please check availibility with nils.langer[AT]bris.ac.uk.

Information about travel links / tourist information is available.

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

Website: www.bris.ac.uk/german/hison/summerschool2010

Venue: www.arthostel.be OR

HISON: www.philhist.uni-augsburg.de/hison