Palacký University Olomouc welcomes all students of Chinese language to participate in a one week international summer school.
Aims and objectives:
students are expected to have a basic knowledge of Chinese language and linguistics and to speak English on a level sufficient to communicate
all courses are taught in English so that they are accessible for students with all levels of Chinese
courses are designed to build up and reinforce a systematic knowledge of Chinese grammar as well as to extend students’ horizons through lectures on various research topics
a chance to exchange ideas and find inspiration for new research projects
Application deadline: 1 June 2014
Please fill out the online application before June 1, 2014. Acceptance of your application will be confirmed by email before June 8, 2014. Invitation letters will be provided on request.
Students can receive 5 credits for active participation in the summer school. Apart from attendance, students will be asked to give a presentation (15-30 min) related to topics discussed during the course. Students may form groups of 3-4 people for this purpose but should take care to make each participant’s responsibility for his or her part of the presentation transparent. Successful participants will obtain a certificate of participation.
This summer school is accredited by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts Palacký University Olomouc. However, these credits are not ECTS Credits. Students are usually able to have these credits recognized by their home institution, and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.
Tuition for the whole week is free of charge. Participants will however need to cover all their personal costs, including transportation, accommodation, visa, trips etc.
Programme and speakers:*
5 morning sessions of the comprehensive course on Chinese Grammar
3 afternoon sessions on specific linguistics topics given by expert speakers
1 afternoon session of student presentations
optional half-day trip and 1 whole-day trip
*During April, the final schedule for the summer course will be released. For program updates, please, visit this website regularly.
Prof. Jyun-gwang Chen, National Taiwan Normal University - Comprehensive Chinese Grammar Course (10 lectures)
Lectures by honoured guests:
Prof. J. Packard, University of Illinois - Chinese word grammar, Chinese sentence grammar, Chinese sentence processing
Prof. Tao Hongyin, University of California - Issues in Chinese discourse pragmatics: Theory and application, Corpus linguistic approaches to Chinese: Resources, tools, and products
Dr. Lu Wei-lun, Masaryk University - Cognitive semantic analysis of spatial particles in Mandarin Chinese
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