MultiLing summer school and first INTPART visitors
Last week, 15 PhD students from 13 different universities attended MultiLing’s summer school: narrative, discourse and interaction. The summer school also marked the first visit to MultiLing through our INTPART network project with four top South African universities.
(Photo: Nadia Frantsen/ UiO)
MultiLing summer school
The topic for this year’s course was narrative, discourse and interaction, and through their week in Oslo, the PhD students were introduced to the main frameworks within discourse and sociolinguistic studies. The instructors for the summer school were two of the leading researchers in the field, Professors Anna De Fina (Georgetown University) and Alexandra Georgakopoulou (King’s College London). It was a week filled with interesting lectures and fruitful discussions, and we look forward to hearing more about the PhD students' projects.
Last week was also the first time scholars from four top South African universities visited MultiLing through our INTPART network project. The project aims to “establish, further develop and strengthen collaboration with scholars at four key South African universities whose work is highly relevant for MultiLing’s research agenda”. Five PhD students and two scholars attended the summer school through the INTPART project. Zannie Bock (University of the Western Cape) and Sibonile Mpendukana (University of Cape Town) also joined MultiLing’s Annual Retreat, and Doctor Bock held a guest lecture at MultiLing - Apartheid landscapes: ‘small stories’ in the talk of UWC students.