5th HiSoN Summer School

Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HISON)

5th Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics

20 - 27 August 2011

Metochi, Lesbos, Greece

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This is the fifth 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 £499 includes accommodation, three meals per day,  tuition, and an excursion. If you register and pay in full before May 1st, 2011, we will give you a discount of £80, i.e. you will only pay £419. We would like to point out that we're not making a profit from this and neither organisers nor teachers get a fee for their work.

Our Teachers this year will be:

Peter Trudgill (Agder, Norway)
Societies of Intimates and Mature Linguistic Phenomena

Elin Fredsted (Flensborg, Germany)
German and Danish - supra-regional influence and regional contact since the Early Modern Period.

Miriam Meyerhoff (Auckland, New Zealand)
Creole speech communities as sociolinguistic constructs

Sonja Janssens (VU Brussels, Belgium)
Quantitative methods in sociolinguistics: understanding statistics

Anita Auer (Utrecht, NL) & Tony Fairman (Independent, UK)
The lower orders in their own ´rite´ (England, 1750-1835)

Leigh Oakes (Queen Mary London, UK)
Language planning as identity planning: the case of Quebec

Jack Chambers  (Toronto, Canada)
Language and Global Warming


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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