This newly unveiled monument in front of the Town Museum in Żory (Silesia) is probably the very first monument to Language Documentation in Poland! It shows the Polish ethnographer Bronisław Piłsudski with an Ainu informant and a wax cylinder recorder. The monument was designed by Ainu designer/sculptor Maki Sekine.
During the two years of the MA program, ELLDo students take classes in a foreign language other than English with a total amount of 240 hours (for example, two classes a week during four semesters).
To students starting in 2018 we offer Lithuanian and Italian for beginners and German on various levels.
Not your favorite language? Students may also choose another language taught at our faculty if
- the teacher accepts the student (this is usually no problem for small classes with interesting languages such as Basque or Roumanian, but may not be possible for very popular languages such as Spanish)
- the student can fit the classes into her/his timetable
- the choice is formally accepted by the dean (no problem if the first two conditions are met).
Our faculty offers a huge range of foreign languages at various levels. In 2016 and 2017, ELLDo students chose Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Korean, Lithuanian, and Russian (maybe I forgot some?).
(picture: By Lacambalam – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Learn about the ancient Maya culture and script!
On Wednesday, 23 May, Agnieszka Hamann from Warsaw University will give a guest lecture in English on
“Why the world did not end in 2012 and what glyphs tell us about the Maya concept of history”
at 1:15 pm in room 302 (Collegium Novum B)
and show us how the script works in a workshop (in Polish and English) at 3 pm in room 109 (Collegium Novum B).
Everybody is welcome!
We have this nice tradition at our university that each year in May students who will finish their MA studies take part in a celebration called “absolutorium”. The term should not be taken too serious – there are still some exams ahead and MA theses to complete, but as students actually finish at various dates from mid June till the end of September we take this opportunity to celebrate together. So, this year the first generation of ELLDo students threw their hats into the air, and their teachers proudly cheered them on 19 May 2018.
(PS There are also 2 ELLDo teachers on the above picture – can you identify them?)
ELLDo will soon change its affiliation: we are transferring from the Institute of Lingustics (IJ) to the Institute of Applied Linguistics (ILS). Officially this step will be made on July 1, but if you are interested in taking up ELLDo you may already turn to the ILS for information about “rekrutacja” (enrolement). And don’t worry: the faculty, the teachers and of course the quality of the program will be the same as before.
For all those who will finish their BA this summer and are looking for the right program to pursue a MA degree, the Institute of Applied Linguistics organizes a meeting with information about the programs they offer – including ELLDo. If you are in Poznan you are invited to come and ask all you ever wanted to know about ELLDo:
Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 11 am
Collegium Historicum, room 118
Thursday, March 8, 13.15
Katarzyna Janic (Leipzig)
Deviations from transitivity within the function-changing operations
Collegium Novum B, room 104
While thinking about my lecture on lexicography, I received this Call for Papers for a Polish conference on lexicography in Warsaw:
Find the list of classes with time and place here.
Follow your passion and study linguistics with us!
Online registration for the academic year 2017/2018 is open from June 1 to September 19.
Find ELLDo on the list of programs taught in English under this name:
“Philology, Specialty Empirical Linguistics and Language Documentation – studies in language English”
Some information will be in Polish only. Contact us if you need help!