Activities

Below you find current activities initiated or co-organised by ZüKL. Scroll further down for completed activities.

 

What is Language?

Workshop, 6 - 7 December 2018

The workshop "What is language?" is hosted by the Zurich Center for Linguistics and organized by Lena Baunaz and Lee Barasch.

The organisation page contains more detailed information.

angesprochen. The linguistic podcast

Podcast, starting in April 2014, UZH

Every issue of angesprochen features an interview with a linguist on her or his present research. This way we hope to present an interesting panorama of the diverse landscape of modern linguistics and to build bridges to the public.

The podcast can be downloaded from a dedicated page or can be subscribed to via iTunes.

Zur Sprache

Training programme, starting 2015, UZH

ZüKL will offer advanced intensive courses for non-academics on a variety of topics from 2015. The title of this programme is "Zur Sprache" ('About Language'). While many courses will be tailored to school teachers' needs, we would also like to address other audiences such as translators, kindergarteners, speech therapists, administration employees, politicians, and language learners.

The first courses will start in 2015. Details including the flyer with all courses are now online at www.linguistik.uzh.ch/easyling/zursprache.html.

Past activities

DARIAH Day @ UZH

Workshop, 18 December 2017, UZH

DARIAH Day is a one day workshop intended to introduce the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) to the linguistic community in Zurich. The workshop focuses on the #dariahTeach platform, which was created through the  funding of an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership to test modules for open-source, high-quality, multilingual teaching materials for the digital arts and humanities. 

The organisation page contains more detailed information.

Linguistic Afternoon "Left Periphery Reloaded"

Workshop, 1 December 2017, UZH

The Linguistic Afternoon is an event where all linguists based in Zurich can get to know each other and their projects in an informal atmosphere. It will consist of short presentations, with a break to see the linguistic exhibition by some of the participants. The event will be closed by an apéro.

The organisation page contains more detailed information.

Linguistic Afternoon "100 Years Cours Cours de Linguistique Générale"

Workshop, 4 November 2016, UZH

The Linguistic Afternoon is an event where all linguists based in Zurich can get to know each other and their projects in an informal atmosphere. It will consist of short presentations, with a break to see the linguistic exhibition by some of the participants. The event will be closed by an apéro.

The organisation page contains more detailed information.

Linguistic Afternoon

Workshop, 6 November 2015, UZH

The Linguistic Afternoon is an event where all linguists based in Zurich can get to know each other and their projects in an informal atmosphere. It will consist of short presentations, with a break to see the linguistic exhibition by some of the participants. The event will be closed by an apéro.

The organisation page contains more detailed information.

KLIP 2014

Funding programme, 2014, UZH

After the success of the second KLIP round 2013, ZüKL has again invited applications for funding of small research projects, which should either form the base for a later full-fledged proposal or help to build sharable infrastructure.

You find an overview of the projects on this page.

Postdoc retreat

Retreat, 2 - 5 October 2014, Pizol

ZüKL finances a postdoc retreat for the first time in autumn 2014. The retreat is organised by the participants and will focus on contact linguistics, a topic which is of interest to many linguistic postdocs at UZH as well as to members of the URPP Language and Space.

More details can be found on the website.

Quantitative Analysis of Linguistic Data (QUALD)

Seminar, July 2014, UZH

Building on the success of the earlier seminar "Methods for corpus linguistics" (2012), ZüKL organised another seminar in summer 2014, this time focussing on quantitative methods for data collection, processing, and analysis. The seminar is supported by the CRUS PhD programme "Variation in Form and Meaning".

More information here.

8th Days of Swiss Linguistics

Conference, 19 - 21 June 2014, UZH

In summer 2014 ZüKL is organising the biennial conference of the Swiss Linguistic Society. This year's topic is "Dynamics of variation". All linguists from Switzerland and Europe are invited to participate.

Find more information on the website.

Linguistic Afternoon

Workshop, 21 February 2014, UZH

The Linguistic Afternoon is an event where all linguists based in Zurich can get to know each other and their projects in an informal atmosphere. The first half will consist of short talks, while the second half will feature an exhibition with posters and other presentation forms. The event will be closed by an apéro.

The organisation page contains more detailed information.

KLIP 2013

Funding programme, 2013, UZH

After the success of the first KLIP round 2012, ZüKL again invited applications for funding of small research projects, which should either form the base for a later full-fledged proposal or help to build sharable infrastructure.

You find an overview of the projects on this page.

From Hand To Mouth

Conference, 5 - 7 September 2013, UZH

The international conference "From Hand to Mouth - a dialogue between spoken and signed language research" means to bring together research on spoken and signed language in a novel format: most sessions contain one talk from each discipline on a similar topic, combined with a chaired discussion on similarities and differences between the two language types. The conference is supported by the UZH Graduate Campus and by various foundations.

Find out more on the conference website.

Hot Topics in Linguistics

Lecture series, 2013, UZH

"Hot Topics in Linguistics" spotlights controverse issues of contemporary linguistics. Each event is centered around a question, on which two invited experts present opposite views. After the talks ZüKL linguists discuss with the presenters and the audience. "Hot Topics in Linguistics" was made possible by the UZH's Graduate Campus.

The programme and further information can be found here (page in German).

KLIP 2012

Funding programme, 2012, UZH

2012 ZüKL invited applications for funding of small research projects, which either had to form the base for a later full-fledged proposal or help to build sharable infrastructure. Projects by all ZüKL members were eligible, and projects crossing institutional borders were encouraged.

You find an overview of the six projects that were funded in 2012 on this page.

Methods for corpus linguistics

Seminar, 4 - 8 September 2012, UZH

"Methods for corpus linguistics" was jointly organised by ZüKL and the PhD Programme Linguistics and offered advanced students the opportunity to learn more on various technical aspects of linguistic research. The seminar comprised several individual courses on topics such as encodings, annotation techniques and statistics.

More information can be found on the website and the OLAT site of the seminar.

Understanding language(s)

Lecture series, HS 2012, UZH

The lecture series "Sprache(n) verstehen" ("Understanding language(s)") addressed a broad range of linguistic questions, translating them into non-technical language for the interested public. Lectures were given both by ZüKL members and invited international experts. A printed publication is scheduled for the end of 2013.

Find out more on the lecture series' website (in German).

Normalising data from non-standard varieties

Workshop, 2 - 3 December 2011, UZH

This workshop focussed on methods for the automatic normalisation of corpus data, e.g. Swiss German transcriptions and Swiss German and French SMS data.

See the website for more information.

Language - written and spoken

ZüKL opening event, 15 April 2011, UZH

The event "Sprache - Schrift und Laut" ("Language - written and spoken") was meant to make ZüKL known within the Faculty of Arts and the University of Zurich as well as to the public and was held shortly after its foundation in January 2011. It comprised a number of non-technical talks and a poster session.

Also see the (German) flyer.