CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the CIVIS course “Languages in Europe and their diachronies”. The programme will take place in a blended format between March – July 2022.
This CIVIS course is a blended-learning programme that consists of an intensive online Spring School (30 hours of online classes), a workshop and an intensive Summer School (40 hours of face-to-face classes) that will be held on the Island of Naxos, Cyclades, Greece (July 2022). Selected students will be supported by a grant for physical mobility to Greece. CIVIS offers a number of 14 scholarships.
This CIVIS course will introduce participating students to an interdisciplinary way of studying the past and present of languages, focusing on ancient and medieval European languages.
Moreover, students will also be involved in small linguistic and computational historical linguistic projects that aim to build advanced knowledge of the methodology of describing, analysing and explaining the grammar and the development of ancient languages.
Students will acquire advanced knowledge of the modern theoretical approaches to the study of ancient languages, both in relation to the analysis of their grammar and to the examination of the correlations between society, culture and linguistic development.
This CIVIS course also includes an introduction to the methodology of computational and statistical analysis of ancient Indo-European languages and the challenges of linking digital heritage data with historical linguistic studies.
Main topics addressed
- Computational historical linguistic analyses: “From texts to grammar”.
- New methodologies of describing, analyzing and explaining the grammar and the development of ancient languages.
- Modern theoretical approaches to the study of ancient languages.
This blended mobility course is open to Bachelor’s, Master and PhD students at the CIVIS member universities enrolled or interested in Linguistics and Ancient-Medieval Languages. A C1 level of English is required.
Applicants should apply by 15 January 2022 by filling in the following form. Selected students will be notified on 15 February 2022.
Undergraduate students will have to complete small assignments and prepare a small research essay (or take a final written exam).
Postgraduate students (MA and PhD) will have to present research findings in class, complete small assignments and prepare a research essay (or take a final written exam).
More details about the intensive CIVIS Course “Languages in Europe and their diachronies” are available on the CIVIS webpage here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and University of Glasgow. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers. Recently, CIVIS was joined by Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.