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Summer School: Research on computer‐mediated communication in linguistics (RCMCL)

DateSunday, 17th June 2012

veranstalter: Miriam Locher, Brook Bolander
ansprechpartner: Miriam Locher, Brook Bolander
institution: HPSL
language: Englisch
location institution: Other
date_raw: 17.-23.06.2012
date_sort: 17.06.2012, 00:00:00

This international summer school addresses methodological issues on computer-mediated communication in connection with language use. The school caters to advanced MA and PhD students already working on CMC topics.  Its aims are as follows:


1) To discuss cutting edge theoretical literature on methodologies in CMC/CMD (there will be a reading list).
2) To provide students with a set of tools to aid them in the preparation and analysis of CMC data.
3) To give students a chance to introduce their own research projects and discuss methodological challenges (with both other students and staff).


A reading list with central theoretical literature will be provided closer to the time. Teaching methods will be a combination of input presentations, hands-on workshops and feedback sessions. Our teachers are:


Daniel Alcón, University of Freiburg

Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg

Michael Beisswenger, University of Dortmund

Brook Bolander, University of Basel

Andreas H. Jucker, University of Zurich

Miriam A. Locher, University of Basel

Annette Markham, University of Arizona


Location: A beautiful hotel in Ascona, Moscia at the Lago Maggiore in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland


Travel details can be found here.


Registration: Details on the registration process can be found here.

Deadline/ Fees: CHF 600 if paid by 15 April, 2012. Members of the Basel Doctoral Program in Linguistics (DSB) receive a reduction of CHF 200. The fees include accommodation, food and tuition. Once we have received your payment, the registration process is complete. Please note that students pursuing a degree at a U.S. university, can apply for a travel grant of max. 1100 CHF on a competitive basis sponsored by ThinkSwiss.


The summer school is organised by members of the Doctoral Program in Linguistics of the University of Basel: Miriam Locher and Brook Bolander. Please address questions to: Brook.Bolander – at – or Miriam.Locher – at –


Our sponsors are the Doctoral Program in Linguistics and the Department of English of the  University of Basel, the HPSL-Basel-Freiburg and ThinkSwiss.