The Postgraduate Winter School Language for Communication: Research Perspective

Category
Date
24. January 2018 13:00 - 27. January 2018 13:00
Registration Deadline
01. September 2017

The Postgraduate Winter School Language for Communication: Research
Perspective is a three to-five-day event for individuals or groups organised by the
University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia) in cooperation with the Field Committee of
Linguistics of Discourse of International Committee of Slavists (Belarusian & Polish
branch of the Field Committee), and international academic project D-ART
(Germany).
Target audience: Doctoral students and researchers in Humanities
Working language: English
Scope of the school: The goal of the School is to offer training in conducting research
projects in linguistics and humanities at large. The school offers a comprehensive
theoretical overview of major text and discourse research methods as well as their
practical application depending on the nature of the research questions and fostering
interdisciplinarity.
Mode: lectures, seminars, a poster session and tutorials.
This year the sessions focus on the development of researcher's writing skills and
will comprise:
· Discourse analysis: descriptive, multi-modal, causal-genetic models, content
theories of discourse in their application to different discourse types
· Pragmatics: data collection in pragmatic research, pragmatic transfer in
interaction
· Genre analysis: move and step analysis of research genres, genre networks,
genre conventionalism, intertextuality and interdiscursivity
· Building researcher’s scientific capacity: enhancement of the skills of research
writing and posing research questions.
76th University of Latvia Conference:
The students are invited to attend 76th University of Latvia Conference Applied
Linguistics section and participate in a discussion concerning the most recent
scientific activities in Latvia and Eastern Europe.
Poster presentations:
The school will also feature a poster presentation session during which the
participants should present their ongoing research.
Upon successful completion of the course and meeting all the requirements
(attendance, completion of seminar tasks and a poster presentation) 6 ECTS will be
granted.
Please submit electronically: (a) for individuals: a brief CV (1 page) and a short
summary (1 page) of your current research to jana.kuzmina@lu.lv by September 1,
2017; (b) for group application (of 10 participants or more): group application with
the field and goal description; individual applications from each group member to
jana.kuzmina@lu.lv four-five months before actual schooling.
The fee is 150 EUR (school materials and coffee breaks) which may be reduced for
groups of 10 applicants.
The applicants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements.

Organizer
University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia) in cooperation with the Field Committee of
Linguistics of Discourse of International Committee of Slavists (Belarusian & Polish
branch of the Field Committee), and international academic project D-ART
(Germany)
Contact Person
Dr. Yana Kuzmina