Amrum 2023 - 15th Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics
24-31 July 2023
Ban Horn, Amrum (Germany)
The summer school will take place in a youth hostel in the very north of the Frisian island of Amrum, in the far North-West of Germany. The youth hostel is surrounded by dunes (check their website for pictures), and only 100 meters to the beach and 1km to the nearest shops and cafés. Amrum is well-known to tourists, so there is plenty to do for those who wish to explore during breaks.
The standard of accommodation will be basic but perfectly acceptable. You will be sharing your room with one or two other students, depending on the size of the room. Three meals a day are included in the price.
There will be six hours (3 x 2 hours) of teaching every day (4 in the morning, 2 in the early evening, with afternoons free for beach-time or reading pleasure). On the Wednesday there will be a full day excursion to the island of Föhr.
- James Hawkey (Bristol): From past to present: Historical language ideologies, language policy and variation in the Catalan-speaking Pyrenees
- Joseph Salmons (UW Madison): Historical enregisterment of emerging varieties
- Monica Macaulay (UW Madison): 125 years of variation and change in Menominee, a native language of Wisconsin
- Peadar O Muircheartaigh (Aberystwyth): The sociolinguistics of Medieval Irish
- Peter Thaler (University of Southern Denmark): Language, Politics, and Identity in the History of Schleswig
- Sheila Watts (Cambridge): Defining Linguistic Difference: Middle Low German and Middle Dutch
- Silvia dal Negro (Bozen/Bolzano): Language change in demographically reduced languages: the example of Walser German
The price of EUR 500 includes accommodation, full board, transport from and to Dagebüll (the mainland) to Amrum, the teaching program and costs associated with the excursion.
If you register and pay by May 31st, we offer an early-bird discount. You save EUR 100.