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Join the Linguistics in Malawi Experience (LIME)! (June 13 - July 2 2022)

25 January 2022

Are you:

  • a Linguistics Master, ResMA, or advanced BA student at Leiden University?
  • confident with basic phonology, morphology, and (descriptive) syntax? 
  • interested in gathering your own linguistic data abroad, possibly for your BA or MA thesis?

From 13 June until 2 July 2022, Bantu Syntax and Information Structure (BaSIS) will organise a 3-week fieldschool for students from Leiden University and the University of Malawi, to gain hands-on experience in conducting linguistic fieldwork. In this Linguistics In Malawi Experience (LIME), up to 8 students from Leiden and 8 from Malawi will receive training from a combined team of instructors in linguistic fieldwork methodology (including recording techniques and database tools) as well as classes on information structure and the local linguistic environment of Malawi, a country where around 40 indigenous languages are spoken. After the training, students conduct their own linguistics research projects and elicit new data on a topic of their choice, with guidance from the instructors.


If you want to join, please send a short motivation letter to Jenneke van der Wal (g.j.van.der.wal@hum.leidenuniv.nl), including your linguistic background, your motivation to do the LIME, and, if you’re planning to apply to LUF (check the page below for more information) also a plan of which documents you will submit for the application. Send the letter before 23 February in order to have enough time to receive feedback and submit the LUF application.

For more information on the schedule and other things, please click here.

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