Social Media RSS Feed en Research Master Humanities - Linguistics <p>The two-year Research Master in Linguistics, specialization of the Humanities research master, trains you as a professional linguistic researcher, specialised in either Human Language Technology or in Forensic Linguistics. Both tracks are aimed at linguists who are looking for a solid training in linguistics, coupled with a challenging specialization in young research fields with a fundamental concern for current society. <br /> <br /> Track: Human Language Technology<br /> Human Language Technology is a young and rapidly evolving research field that holds a unique position between linguistics and computer science. Nowadays, in linguistic research a firm background in language technology is extremely valuable. Linguists have to be able to process large datasets. As a student of this specialization you will get acquainted with the essential large computational linguistic resources, learn programming in Python for linguistics and develop skills in Natural Langue Programming (NLP) and machine learning. Through this intensive research programm, you will become a professional in human language technology. The programme is offered by the Computational Lexicology and Terminology Lab (CLTL), an internationally acclaimed research group in computational linguistics.  Students holding a BA in Linguistics, Computer Science or Artificial intelligence are encouraged to apply. <br /> <br /> Track: Forensic Linguistics/ Language and the Law<br /> Forensic Linguistics/ Language and the Law is a new and exciting field, which has both a narrow and a broad definition. In its more specific sense it denotes the use of linguistic evidence in the courtroom. In its broader sense it refers to all areas of overlap between language and the law, including the language used in legal or quasi-legal settings by participants including judges, lawyers, witnesses, police officers and interpreters. As a graduate of this programme you will have acquired the theoretical background and practical casework experience to be able to analyse disputed texts, recognize a “language crime” such as bribery or threatening communication (nowadays often sent via social media), and identify participants in the police station or courtroom who are at a linguistic disadvantage, and therefore vulnerable to miscarriages of justice. <br /> The programs for the two tracks partly overlap. All students take general courses in the field of humanities research and linguistics, both on theory and methodology. </p> Thu, 11/15/2018 - 00:31 1338670 1338670 Academic English Bridge Program & Free English Test <p>Does your level of English need to be higher to study with us?<br /> Send us your official IELTS or TOELF results, if you have taken either of these exams in the last two years: otherwise, please apply to take the free AUR English test to assess your level (use the form at the foot of the page).</p> <p>What is the Academic English Bridge Program at AUR?</p> <p>The Academic English (AE) Bridge Program has been specifically designed for you if you meet the university requirements but require further development of your level and skills in academic English. The American University of Rome will offer you conditional acceptance to the undergraduate program of your choice if you successfully complete the AE Bridge Program.</p> <p>In the Program, you will learn to use appropriate and correct English that will help you to develop the range of academic skills required for study at an English-speaking university, including:</p> <p>speaking clearly and contributing your views and ideas in seminars and group discussions</p> <p>listening attentively and using essential note-taking strategies in lectures</p> <p>reading academic texts with in-depth understanding and summarizing of key points</p> <p>presenting in class, using slideshow software as a communication aid</p> <p>writing assignments and essays drawing on supporting evidence from sources.</p> <p>Visiting art exhibitions and attending the English theatre in Rome</p> <p>You will be encouraged to develop a critical and analytical approach to your reading of academic and specialized material, and writing of academic genres. You will simultaneously have the opportunity to apply what you learn to various ‘real-life’ when attending lectures if you have opted to take the credit-carrying course or noncredit-carrying course. You will have the opportunity to use the AUR library, go on organized excursions, take part in events, and socialize and interact with other AUR students. So, you immediately become an active member of the AUR community, and fully enjoy the unique and rewarding experience of studying at AUR. </p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 23:12 1341145 1341145 TESOL MA <p>The MA offers a broad introduction to many of the key concepts and theories that lie behind language teaching and learning.  You will be encouraged to think of language as more than a set of rules. Instead, you will recognise it as a complex, constantly evolving process with personal, social and educational consequences.</p> <p>The practical teaching module provides you with the opportunity to practise and develop your practical teaching and reflective skills in a supportive environment and enables you to apply the knowledge gained during the course to developing your own teaching style.</p> <p>Northumbria is one of the largest university- based providers of English Language teaching in the UK, with extensive experience of teaching TESOL qualifications.</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:35 1343185 1343185 Master of Arts Translation Studies <p>The master's program in Translation is intended to develop research capability in various fields of translation, as well as to provide advanced training in areas such as terminology, computerized translation or translation teaching. It is desirable that students have practical experience in translation before entering the program.</p> <p>This program consists of compulsory and optional seminars and courses, followed by a basic or applied research requirement. It may be undertaken full-time or part-time.</p> <p>Not all seminars and courses are offered every year. Students will be notified at enrollment of which ones are available during the current year.</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:43 1342303 1342303 Applied Second Language Acquisition, MA <p>The Master of Applied Second Language Acquisition (MASLA), offered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and the Department of English at Missouri State University, offers you the following: MASLA is a flexible degree program that combines training in topics pertinent to second language acquisition theory and practice, including linguistics, research and teaching methods, and materials and assessment design, with advanced discipline-specific coursework focused on the areas of TESOL, Spanish, and French. It is designed for anyone with an interest in teaching one of these languages, including currently certified teachers. MASLA Graduates will be well qualified to teach languages in a variety of settings, both in the United States and abroad.</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:09 34316 34316 Workplace Spanish undergraduate certificat <p>The undergraduate certificate in workplace Spanish enables students to develop a practical foundation (intermediate-level proficiency) in Spanish with basic vocabulary and cultural competency critical to serving Arkansas’s growing Spanish-speaking population. The 15-hour, interdisciplinary program is designed for students planning careers in the service professions. While the certificate does not lead to certification as an interpreter or translator, the certificate may be combined with the Spanish minor or major, and its courses can also apply to these programs.</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:58 955147 955147 3rd International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (ICOHS 2018) <p>Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (ICOHS 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed event will be held in partnership with the 2nd International Symposium on Strengthening Peace Through Education (ISPED 2018) and the 4th Pacific Symposium for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals (SNAHP 2018).</p> <p>ICOHS 2018 along with ISPED 2018 and SNAHP 2018 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 22-23, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan.</p> <p>This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.</p> <p>All early registrants will receive a free Hiroshima travel pass. The Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass for international visitors offers you unlimited rides on designated transportation areas, including expressway buses on seven routes, all Hiroshima Electric Railway (Hiroden) streetcar lines, ferries to Miyajima the Shrine Island and streetcar lines to Hiroshima Peace Park – both Miyajima and Peace Park are UNESCO World Heritage sites.</p> <p>About ICOHS 2018</p> <p>Whilst ecology and environmental studies have traditionally been covered within the natural sciences and earth sciences, increasingly, sustainability has taken root in subsets of the humanities and social sciences, in such areas as cultural sustainability, spiritual ecology, energy economics, environmental sociology and sustainable development, to name a few. Indeed, there is an important and often overlooked relation between the interaction between sustainability and the humanities and social sciences. Understanding this relationship through research and discussion could provide solutions to many of the ecological and urban problems that exist in the world today.</p> <p>Following the conclusion of the MDGs in 2015, the United Nations launched a more expanded initiative known the Sustainable Development Goals that covers not only a broader expanse of issues, but at its heart, it recognizes that sustainability is a concept that is often either misunderstood or misinterpreted. To be clear, sustainability is not an environmental problem, but rather a human problem. This particular conference, will look at sustainability from perspectives in the humanities and social sciences that include, but are not limited to art, design, culture, economics, education, language, philosophy, religion, and ethics.</p> <p>With the theme Back to the Future, the objective of ICOHS 2018 is not to redefine sustainability, but rather to draw upon the expertise of the humanities and social sciences as fields through which we can better understand the interrelation between nature and human cultures which impact sustainability both positively and negatively.</p> <p>Who should attend?</p> <p>ICOHS 2018 is a special international, peer reviewed event created to provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals. This particular conference, will look at sustainability from perspectives in the humanities and social sciences that include, but are not limited to art, design, culture, economics, education, language, philosophy, religion, and ethics.</p> <p>Proposals Due by Friday, November 23, 2018</p> <p>Art, Design and Eco-Design</p> <p>Cultural Sustainability</p> <p>Economics and Management</p> <p>Education and Social Welfare</p> <p>Language and Linguistics</p> <p>Literature and Ecocriticism</p> <p>Media, Communications and Film</p> <p>Philosophy, Religion and Ethics</p> <p>Politics, Public Policy and Law </p> <p>Social Sustainability</p> <p>Other Areas (specify please)</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:41 1325585 1325585 Master of Arts in Language Sciences <p>The Master of Arts in Language Sciences at UniRitter promotes language studies encompassing linguistic, literary and pedagogical fields in what concerns the development of teachers, researchers, and professionals of the field of study as well as of related fields.</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:39 1103478 1103478 French (Diploma) <p>The Diploma in French is designed for students with an interest in French to acquire a high level of communication skills in the language (oral and written) through a variety of practical language exercises. Great emphasis is placed on continuous assessment and feedback to students.  Students will study major issues in the contemporary French speaking world, such as immigration, education, culture and politics.</p> <p>The course aims to equip students with appropriate written and oral skills in French. The French native teachers will use the communicative method of modern language instruction. He/she will gradually introduce the relevant points of grammar to the students and show how these are applied to written and oral structures. By the end of each week/term/and year students should be able to converse and comprehend a variety of topics and situations that are normally encountered in everyday situations in a contemporary Francophone environment.</p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:28 1217168 1217168 9th Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment - Language Revitalisation: New speakers, new challenges, new linguistic forms <h3>Venue</h3> <p><a href="">Alison Richard Building</a>, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT</p> <h3>Organisers</h3> <ul> <li><strong><a href="">Mari Jones</a></strong> (Department of French/ Peterhouse, University of Cambridge) <a href=""></a></li> <li><strong><a href="">Oliver Mayeux</a></strong> (DTAL/Peterhouse, University of Cambridge) <a href=""></a></li> <li><strong><a href="">Damien Mooney</a></strong> (Department of French, University of Bristol) <a href=""></a></li> </ul> <p>Call for Papers</p> <p>The main aim of language revitalisation is to set an endangered language back ‘on its feet’. Revitalisation strategies may be developed and implemented by linguists, the State, language activists and the speakers themselves. However, these strategies, which attempt to make the endangered language an attractive and useful resource for modern users, may result in the transformation of the endangered language rather than restoring it to its old self. This conference invites papers that reflect on these issues: What are the main challenges that face revitalising languages today and how do these differ from those faced by endangered languages? How realistic are the chances of returning an endangered language to its old domains (especially when, for pragmatic reasons, revitalisation campaigns tend to focus outside rather than inside the home)? What might the consequences of language revitalisation be in terms of the linguistic structure of the variety being revitalised? To what extent are ‘new-speakers’ in speech communities where an endangered language is being revitalised also agents of linguistic change? Can corpus planning ever completely undo the linguistic results of extensive interaction with the dominant language? Does language planning restore speech communities or does it transform them? Are ‘new-speakers’ ever at odds with ‘traditional’ speakers in terms of their geographical location, their social backgrounds, the nature of the variety they speak and even their reasons for speaking it? – and does this matter?</p> <p><strong>Abstracts</strong>: (200 words maximum) to be submitted via email to the organisers by <strong>April 7th 2019</strong>. Please include in the abstract document your name and your affiliation as you would like to see them in the programme.  </p> <p><strong>Paper format</strong>: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions</p> <h3>Registration</h3> <p><strong>The standard fee is £45 with a reduced fee of £30 for students (proof of student status will need to be presented). This includes lunches and refreshments at the conference and a wine reception in the Scholar’s Garden at <a href="">Peterhouse</a>.</strong> </p> <p>Please note that all bookings and payment have to be made via this website. <strong>We regret that there is no provision for delegates to pay on the day. </strong>  </p> <p><strong>Bookings that are not accompanied by payment will not be registered on the system.</strong></p> Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:43 1343696 1343696