CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the CIVIS course “Language contact, multilingualism and minorities in the Romance-speaking World”. The programme will take place online between 16 January and 20 March, 2022. The course will take place once a week, in 10 sessions of 2 hours and one or two days for student presentations (depending on the number of students).
Main topics addressed
- Language contact, multilingualism and minorities in settings in the Romance-speaking world;
- Theories and methods applicable to the study of multilingual environments.
This virtual mobility course is open to Master’s students at one of the ten CIVIS member universities, with an advanced level and/or a Bachelor’s degree in Languages, Linguistics, History, Philosophy, or a related program.
A B2 level of English is required. Lectures, students’ presentations, and discussions will be in English, but readings and group discussions may be in Romance languages.
Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter (50-100 words) by 15 November 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org. In their cover letter, applicants should explain the reason why they want to participate in this particular course as well as their contribution to the course. The application should also include B2 certificate in English. If you cannot provide us with a certificate, a short interview will be held in English to confirm that you have the required language skills. Please also provide us with copy of passport or ID and contact person at your department/institution.
Selected students will be notified by 15 December 2022.
A maximum of 20 international CIVIS students will be accepted in the course in a total of 25 students.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute to the discussions during classes. To achieve the learning objectives, students will, among other things, discuss how languages change in multilingual settings and how different groups’ language practices may be affected by, for example, ideologies and language policy.
The assessment will be based on 3 assignments:
- Assignment 1: a short written and oral assignment (1 page).
- Assignment 2: oral presentation (15 min) of a proposal for a field study with the aim of exploring a language contact setting or language policies in a context where Romance languages are spoken.
- Assignment 3: the written proposal for the same field study (3000-4000 words).The oral presentations will be in English, but the written assignments can be written in one of the following languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Selected students will receive more detailed instructions in due course.
The recognition of ECTS depends on your home university.
More details about the intensive programme “Language contact, multilingualism and minorities in the Romance-speaking World” are available here.
CIVIS is a European University Alliance gathering 11 member universities: Aix-Marseille Université (France), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), University of Bucharest (Romania), Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Sapienza Università di Roma (Italia), Stockholm University (Sweden), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany), University of Glasgow (UK), Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (Austria) and University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Selected by the European Commission as one of the first 17 European Universities pilots, it brings together around half a million students and more than 70 000 staff members, including 37 400 academics and researchers.