611051 Praxis based course on Romance cultural areas: How to plan, organise and realise an international scientific conference

winter semester 2015/2016 | Last update: 27.04.2016 Place course on memo list
611051
Praxis based course on Romance cultural areas: How to plan, organise and realise an international scientific conference
VU 2
5
weekly
annually
German

• The students gain insight into the process of an international academic conference (in the field of phraseology / corpus linguistics / language didactics), acquiring at the same time knowledge as well as various competences and skills regarding its structured and accurate planning, preparation and realisation (the conference in question will take place from 11 to 13 February 2016). For in several professional activities suchlike or similar organisational skills nowadays are required, the students will hopefully profit from the respective learning outcomes also for their future professional life.

• The centre of attention of the course is the result-oriented and systematic team work as well as the "common goal", i.e. the successful realisation of the conference.

• Finally, by attending some conference presentations the students will also have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the fields of linguistics / language didactics.

The conference to be planned together with the students and realised in February 2016 represents the final conference of the triannual research project "LEKO – Lexical combinations and typified speech in a multilingual context" (cf. http://www.leko-project.org), which is funded by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen-South Tyrol and carried out in cooperation between the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Innsbruck and Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism of the European Academy of Bolzano (EURAC) (project head: Christine Konecny). Within the project, there have been analysing authentic language data (especially L2 learner corpora of Italian) with regard to the use of phraseological sequences, and it has been created didactic material that may help native German speakers (especially those in South Tyrol) to learn typical word combinations of the Italian language.

In this course, students of Romance languages will experience in practice how the conference is first systematically planned and then realised, and which are the different aspects to be considered in doing so (cf. e.g. keeping the minutes, financial matters [conference fee, funding possibilities / sponsorship etc.], website, abstract reviewing, book of abstracts, coffee break catering, conference dinner, social programme, information about the city / hotels / restaurants etc.).

The present course has primarily workshop and "learning by doing" character; the students participate actively in the conference preparations and cooperate with the professor. Participants are also welcome to come forward with own ideas (e.g. regarding the social programme of the conference etc.).

1) Conception, planning and preparation of the conference (in different groups)

2) Attendance and assistance at the conference itself: 11th - 13th February 2016

3) (presumably:) Short report on new insights and skills gained during the course, including feedback for the professor and suggestions for improvement with regard to similar courses in the future

Oral and (probably at least in part) written; what counts is the reached workload (total hours of work), the results of the group works, the active participation during the lessons and the conference itself, and – as the case may be – a short report to be written at the end of the course).

Konecny, Christine; Autelli, Erica (2014): LEKO – Lexeme combinations and typified speech in a multilingual context. In: http://www.leko-project.org.

not applicable

ATTENTION: As the conference taking place from 11th to 13th February 2016 is directly connected to the course and the participation in it is an obligatory course part, the conference dates need to be saved!

The course is dedicated to all students of Romance Languages (French, Italian, Spanish; BA or "Lehramt"). However, as the conference will primarily regard the Italian language, some knowledge of Italian would be advantageous (but is not obligatory).

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Date Time Location
Mon 2015-10-05
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-10-12
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-10-19
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-09
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-16
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-23
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-30
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-12-07
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-12-14
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-11
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-18
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-25
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-02-01
13.45 - 15.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free