University of Graz hosts the online workshop “Gender marking in Slavic languages”

21 February2022

This workshop offered by the University of Graz on 21st February provides insights into gender marking in different Slavic languages (Slovenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian). It discusses the grammatical structure and lexis of the languages, as well as recent debates and changes in different societies that speak these languages.

Participants will be able to familiarise themselves with the ongoing language change in gender marking. The first part of the workshop will include presentations of the current dynamics in modern Slavic languages. The second part is reserved for a round table discussion on the role of these dynamics in teaching Slavic languages as foreign languages. There are no prerequisites for this workshop; knowledge of one or more Slavic languages however is of advantage.

Participants are asked to join in with their microphone and computer camera on.

Target group:

Academic staff of the Arqus Alliance partner universities.

Workshop leaders:

Dr Mariya Donska, and Marko Simonović, PhD, Institute of Slavic Studies, University of Graz.

Date and time:

Monday, 21st February 2022, 16:00-18:00 (CET).

Please register here by 15th February 2022.

Workshop format:

Online (Zoom).

Participants will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting in a timely manner.

Fee:

The workshop is free of charge for staff members of the Arqus Alliance partner universities.

Contact:

For any enquiries, please contact Simone Klinge at simone.klinge@uni-graz.at

Please note: In order to ensure the quality of the session and for the benefit of the participants, the number of participants for this workshop is limited to a maximum of 21. There are 3 workshop places per partner university and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are less than 3 registrations from one university, the remaining places will be allocated in list order regardless of affiliation to a partner university.

The Arqus workshop series on language and cross-cultural competence is offered in the framework of Action Line 4 Multilingual and Multicultural University (sub-line 4.5), led by Leipzig University. These workshops target academic and administrative staff at partner universities and focus on specific topics such as working and teaching through the medium of English, intercultural awareness in the classroom and outside, and inclusive language.

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