This is the second summer school organised by the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HISON) and it will offer classes by leading historians with an interest in language and sociolinguists with an interest in history.
There will be seven teaching units in which you will explore a number of issues relating to the different methods, intellectual premises, and disciplinary frameworks of pure historians and historical sociolinguists working on a range of European languages and historical periods.
There will be six hours of teaching per day, complemented by discussion groups sessions during which you can present your own research.
There will only be space for 45 graduate students and young researchers, so you are advised to book early.
Thomas Sokoll (Hagen) & Stephan Elspaß (Augsburg)
The labour of language and the language of labour: letters from the labouring poor in nineteenth-century England and Germany
Joachim Scharloth (Zurich) & Martin Klimke (Washington / Heidelberg)
Speaking about History: Historical and Linguistic Dimensions of Oral History
Wim Vandenbussche (VU Brussels)
Language, nation and social struggle: the Belgian case
Joseph Salmons (UW Madison)
Historical language contact: German and English in the American Midwest
David Willis (Cambridge)
Language contact and maintenance in the Celtic countries
Derek Offord (Bristol)
Language and National Identity in Russia
Mair Parry (Bristol) & Stephen Milner (Manchester)
Communicative strategies in medieval Italian society
Cost: £150/£180 for accommodation, teaching, and excursion
Some bursaries available
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Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Universität Augsburg, and the University of Bristol.
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