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LINGUIST List 25.1590

Thu Apr 03 2014

Summer Schools: Linguistics Summer School/Ucayali, Peruvian Amazon, Peru

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Apr-2014
From: Piero Fioralisso <fieldschoolpucp.pe>
Subject: Linguistics Summer School/Ucayali, Peruvian Amazon, Peru
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Linguistics Summer School

Host Institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Coordinating Institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Website: http://fieldschool.pucp.edu.pe/courses/linguistics-summer-school/general-information/#.UzyDIfl5OSo

Dates: 07-Jul-2014 - 03-Aug-2014
Location: Ucayali, Peruvian Amazon, Peru

Focus: It is a course that addresses the various areas involved in the process of documenting and describing a little-known language. The course is complemented with field trips in which students are linked to current research projects of the university, and collaborate on them from well-defined tasks related to the different facets of the linguistic research such as the collection, processing and analysis of data.

Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Special Qualifications:
- Graduate and undergraduate students.
- No previous fieldwork experience required.
- Spanish is not required.


Description:
The Summer School of Linguistics PUCP of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) is a space for learning and exchange among students, professors and researchers from Peru and other countries and speakers of indigenous languages in our country, all aimed at the training for the documentation and study of the Peruvian linguistic diversity.

In addition, the program includes the use of digital audio and video recording equipment, the analysis of linguistic structures of different levels (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics), the theory of transcription, the design of alphabets and the use of linguistic software.

All this is offered within a framework that gives an overview of the Peruvian linguistic diversity, through Amazon and Andean linguistics, sociolinguistics and language planning courses; the summer school approaches the field work practice from a reflective and critical perspective.

Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction to the Peruvian linguistic diversity
Students will receive an introduction to the Peruvian linguistic diversity. Program of week 1 will comprise three modules:

Module 1:
- Introduction to Andean languages
- Linguistic history of the Andes
Module 2:
- Introduction to Amazon languages
- Structural diversity of the Peruvian Amazonian languages
Module 3:
- Introduction to Peruvian Spanish
- Policies and education in indigenous languages in Peru: problems and
perspectives.

Week 2: Introduction to fieldwork
Students will receive an introduction to fieldwork and linguistic documentation in the Amazon. The program of week 2 will comprise three modules:

Module 1:
Fieldwork: practical and ethical aspects.
Module 2:
Data collection: transcription and recording methods.
Module 3:
- Data analysis (phonetics-phonology, morphology, syntax)
- Data processing: linguistic documentation (software: ELAN, Toolbox, Lexique Pro, Praat)

Week 3: Field work
- Data collection Communities of Chachi Bai in Ucayali
- Application of contents in modules 1(practical and ethical aspects) and 2(data collection) of week 2.

Week 4:
- Data processing in Pucallpa
- Application of contents of modules 1(practical and ethical aspects) and 3(data analysis) of week 2

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Language Documentation
Typology

Tuition: 3750.00 USD

Tuition Explanation: Application fee: $ 150.00
Program fee: $ 3,750.00

Fee covers:
- Reception at Lima airport and transportation to and from local hotel
- Tuition
- Accommodation and all meals in Lima and the field site
- Excursions and cultural activities organized by the PUCP

Registration: 05-Dec-2013 to 16-May-2014

Contact Person: Piero Fioralisso
Phone: 115116262159
Email: fieldschoolpucp.pe

Apply by Email: fieldschoolpucp.pe
Apply on the web: http://fieldschool.pucp.edu.pe/

Registration Instructions:
The application process will be available online and starts on December 5th.
Application deadline: May 18th, 2014

A complete application file will include the following items:
- Application form
- Liability form
- Medical form
- Copy of an international accident and health insurance
- Letter of recommendation (by mail or email)
- Official transcripts (2.5 minimum GPA)
- One wallet size photo
- Non-refundable application fee of US$150.00

Applications will be evaluated upon reception. This procedure will take one week. Students will be contacted by email regarding their admission.

All participants will need a valid passport. Details on pre-departure requirements will be included in your letter of admission.

Mail your application materials to:
Piero Fioralisso
fieldschoolpucp.edu.pe
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