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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!