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Venice Summer School on linguistic landscapes.

Call for applications to Venice Summer School on linguistic landscapes

Students are invited to apply for a Venice Summer School on linguistic landscapes. Linguistic Landscapes: Using Signs and Symbols to Translate Cities.

Application deadline: February 28, 2023 

This course focuses on the growing interdisciplinary field of Linguistic Landscapes (LL), which traditionally analyses “language of public road signs, advertising billboards, street names, place names, commercial shop signs, and public signs on government buildings”, usually as they occur in urban spaces. More recently, LL research has evolved beyond studying only verbal signs into the realm of semiotics, thus extending the analytical scope into the multimodal domain of images, sounds, drawings, movements, visuals, graffiti, tattoos, colours, smells as well as people. 

Students will be informed about multiple aspects of modern LL research including an overview of different types of signs, their formal features as well as their functions.

Applications are welcome from current final year Undergraduates (finalists, BA3), MA and MPhil/PhD Students in Linguistics, Sociology, Classical Studies, (Business) Communication Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Political Studies, Translation Studies or any other related discipline.

Bursaries available

LCVS, History and Classics are offering to cover the tuition fees (though not travel and accommodation) of one applicant per each department. 

Apply now

For more information and to apply, visit the Venice International University (VIU) website

Date: 15 February 2023

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