HPSL Day 2023
This year’s HPSL Day will take place in Basel on Friday, 20 October. It is the big networking event for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in Basel and Freiburg. Registration for the event is now open via this link: https://forms.gle/87FrkgiNFW1baP4k9. For more information and timely updates on the program, see our event page.
New publication: New Cambridge Element: Pragmatics in Translation
The English linguistics team in Basel is happy to report an open access publication with Cambridge University Press, written by Daria Dayter, Miriam Locher and Thomas Messerli. You can download it here.
This Element addresses translation issues within an interpersonal pragmatics frame. The aims of this Element are twofold: first, we survey the current state of the field of pragmatics in translation; second, we present the current and methodologically innovative avenues of research in the field. We focus on three pragmatics issues – relational work, participation structure, and mediality – that we foreground as promising loci of research on translational data. By reviewing the trajectory of pragmatics research on translation/interpreting over time, and then outlining our understanding of the Pragmatics in Translation as a field, we arrive at a set of potential research questions which represent desiderata for future research. These questions identify the paths that can be productively explored through synergies of the linguistic pragmatics framework and translation data. In two case study chapters, we offer two example studies addressing some of the questions we identified as suggestions for future research. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
New publication: New Cambridge Element: Fiction and Pragmatics
The English linguistics team in Basel is happy to report an open access publication with Cambridge University Press, written by Miriam Locher, Andreas Jucker, Daniela Landert and Thomas Messerli. You can download it here.
This Element outlines current issues in the study of the pragmatics of fiction. It starts from the premise that fictional texts are complex and multi-layered communicative acts which deserve attention in pragmatic research in their own right, and it highlights the need to understand them as cultural artefacts rich in possibilities to explore pragmatic effects and pragmatic theorising. The issues covered are (1) the participation structure of fictional texts, (2) the performance aspect of fictional texts, (3) the interaction between readers and viewers and the fictional texts, as well as (4) the pragmatic effects of drawing on indexical linguistic features for evoking ideologies in characterisation. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
New publication: New Cambridge Element: Corpus Pragmatics
The English linguistics team in Basel is happy to report an open access publication with Cambridge University Press, written by Daniela Landert, Daria Dayter, Thomas Messerli and Miriam Locher. You can download it here.
This Element discusses the challenges and opportunities that different types of corpora offer for the study of pragmatic phenomena. The focus lies on a hands-on approach to methods and data that provides orientation for methodological decisions. In addition, the Element identifies areas in which new methodological developments are needed in order to make new types of data accessible for pragmatic research. Linguistic corpora are currently undergoing diversification. While one trend is to move towards increasingly large corpora, another trend is to enhance corpora with more specialised and layered annotation. Both these trends offer new challenges and opportunities for the study of pragmatics. This volume provides a practical overview of state-of-the-art corpus-pragmatic methods in relation to different types of corpus data, covering established methods as well as innovative approaches. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
Dr. Franziska Thurnherr’s PhD on “Interpersonal pragmatics and the therapeutic alliance: the collaborative work in email counseling” is now available open access in our NIHIN book series.
Neues Projekt: “CHORD-talk-in-interaction”, mit HPSL-Beteiligung ab 1.April 2023
Swissuniversities bewilligt im Rahmen der „Swiss Open Research Data Grants“ das Projekt „Data-sharing skills in corpus-based research on talk-in-interaction (CHORD-talk-in-interaction)“ mit einem Budget von 150’000.- CHF. Das Projekt fragt danach, wie komplexe audiovisuelle Aufnahmen von Gesprächen aufbereitet und bearbeitet werden müssen, um sie in Form von Open Research Data (ORD) optimal für die wissenschaftliche Öffentlichkeit zugänglich zu machen. Von der Universität Basel sind Prof. Dr. Lorenza Mondada (Französische und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft) und Prof. Dr. Martin Luginbühl (Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft) an diesem Projekt beteiligt. Das Projekt startet am 1. April 2023.
The Hermann Paul School of Linguistics is offering one scholarship for a PhD candidate in Basel, starting between August 1st and September 1st 2023. Application deadline: March 31st 2023. More information here or apply directly here.
Some impressions: HPSL Day and Hermann Paul Award Ceremony 2022
On 28 October 2022, the HPSL Day, the annual network meeting of the doctoral students of the Hermann Paul School of Linguistics Basel – Freiburg i.Br., took place in the Aula of the University of Freiburg. The aim of these meetings is professional and personal exchange as well as establishing and deepening contacts between doctoral researchers.
The programme included two keynotes: by Prof. Dr Erik Schleef, Salzburg and currently Fellow at FRIAS, on Social meanings and the perception of feature clusters: On the co-occurrence of pragmatic markers with silent pauses, as well as a talk by doctoral student Judith Beck, Center for Cognitive Science Freiburg, titled How to be (more) resilient during PhD.
The centrepiece of the meeting was a poster session where doctoral students from Basel and Freiburg presented their dissertation projects.
Various socialising activities provided an opportunity to get more closely acquainted with each other and to reflect on the challenges and perspectives surrounding doctoral studies.
The day came to a festive close with the presentation of the Hermann Paul Award 2022 and a social gathering in the Prometheus Hall. The prize winners are:
Dr. des. Aline Bieri (Basel) for her thesis
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in a Swiss Context: The Linguistic Challenges and Implications of Teaching Biology in English (CLIL) and German (non-CLIL) Analyzed Through the Lens of Translanguaging and Technicality
Dr. Florian Dreyer (Freiburg) for his thesis
Gestaltorientierungen in der Psychotherapie – Rekurrente Orientierungen am Modell und ihre therapeutische Wirksamkeit
The participants were extremely satisfied with the course and results of the event. Once again, the cooperation between the linguists of both universities proved to be a motor for innovation and creativity.
The next HPSL Day (2023) will take place in Basel. We are already looking forward to it!
HPSL Day 2022
This year’s HPSL Day will take place in Freiburg on Friday, 28 October. It is the big networking event for PhD students in Basel and Freiburg. Registration is now open via this link: HPSL Day 2022.
DIS-AGREE Grant: TheEuropean Campus „Seed Money“
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Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2023
The Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2023 in Basel went to Irene Inoue. Congratulations!
Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2022
The Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2022 in Basel went to Wendy Diepgrond. Congratulations!
Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2020
The Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2020 in Basel went to Mizuki Koda. Congratulations!
Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2019
The Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2019 in Basel went to Ye Ji Lee. Congratulations!
Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2018
The Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2018 in Basel went to Joelle Loew. Congratulations!
Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2017
The Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2017 in Basel went to Robert Reinecke and Valentina Saccone. Congratulations!
Hermann-Paul-Preis für herausragende Dissertationen
Der Hermann-Paul Preis 2022 ging an Aline Bieri und Florian Dreyer. Herzlichen Glückwunsch! /// The Hermann Paul Award 2022 went to Aline Bieri and Florian Dreyer. Congratulations!
Der Hermann-Paul Preis 2019 ging an Emiel van den Hoven. Herzlichen Glückwunsch! /// The Hermann Paul Award 2019 went to Emiel van den Hoven. Congratulations!
Der Hermann-Paul Preis 2018 ging an Verena Schröter und Hanna Svensson. Herzlichen Glückwunsch! /// The Hermann Paul Award 2018 went to Verena Schröter and Hanna Svensson. Congratulations!
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