GBS general meeting 2018

The public part of the GBS general meeting (Friday, November 9th, 2018) will feature two talks (PDF):

  • Henrike Frye: “Das Raunsepna (PNG) Patenschaftsprojekt”
  • Sonja Gipper & Frank Seifart: “Bericht zur Ausstellung Was fremde Sprachen anders machen”

The talks will take place from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the seminar room of the Department of Linguistics, University of Cologne, Meister-Ekkehart-Str. 7, 2nd floor right side.

The general meeting of the GBS will take place from 1:30 pm till 3:00 pm in the same room.

Exhibition: What foreign languages do differently

We cordially invite you to the new exhibition What foreign languages do differently (Was fremde Sprachen anders machen), which will open at the Museum for Communication (Museum für Kommunikation) in Berlin on the 3rd of May. An invitation to this exhibition as well as further information can be found in the following flyer. The exhibition is a new and extended edition of the earlier exhibition “Raus mit der Sprache” (Spill the beans!) in Cologne (see bulletin 23), which was conceived and designed by Clara Henze, a graduate in design studies from Cologne, and supported by the GBS. The GBS board members Sonja Gipper, Nikolaus Himmelmann, and Frank Seifart were significantly involved in the conception and design of the Berlin exhibition, which will take place in the context of the so-called Humboldt theme year Languages of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and is also financially supported by this academy. The exhibition runs from May 4 to October 7.

A selection of further events surrounding the exhibition:

August 21, 2018, 6.30 pm Guided tour: Endangered language diversity – What is lost? (Bedrohte Sprachenvielfalt – Was geht verloren?) (Sonja Gipper, Gesellschaft für bedrohte Sprachen e.V.)

September 6, 2018, 6.30 pm to 8 pm Event: Small languages – big questions. What does linguistic field work investigate? (Kleine Sprachen – große Fragen. Was untersucht die linguistische Feldforschung?)

September 25, 2018, 6.30 pm Guided tour: Going on a language safari – Exploring and documenting languages (Auf Sprach-Safari – Fremde Sprachwelten erkunden und dokumentieren) (Frank Seifart, Gesellschaft für bedrohte Sprachen e.V.)