Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)

“Empirical study of the romance varieties: fieldwork, data analysis and language corpora creation”


In fall 2023 the chair of Romance Studies and Applied Linguistics is organizing an international intensive course on linguistic methodology in Romance studies as part of the Erasmus-funded Blended Intensive Program (BIP). The course focuses on the empirical investigation of the romance varieties in different modules: One focus is on field research methods, for example the creation of questionnaires, different types of interviews or elicitation techniques. The creation of language corpora based on the collected data is another central topic of the course, as well as their analysis using statistical methods (multiple regression analysis, cross tabulations) and also the visualization of the results through geolocalization or digital corpora. This content will be taught by experienced linguists invited from European and US universities. 


The course is aimed at bachelor's/master's students as well as doctoral students who will thus have the opportunity to deepen their practical knowledge in linguistics. The different academic levels of the participants will be taken into account in the syllabus as well as in the evaluation. Due to the international orientation of the course, the participants also have the opportunity to gain first experiences in scientific cooperation on an international level and in a multilingual environment. In addition, upon successful participation, 3 ECTS can be earned through a variety of activities (see program). 


Participants also have the possibility to present their own work (thesis or dissertation) during the course and to discuss it with the invited experts and the participants. This can be done as a poster or as a presentation, whereby the speaking time is limited to 20 minutes. Thematically, the presentation should be related to the topic of the course, i.e. the methodology and data analysis should be in the foreground.


Inscription and student´s grant:


The participation in the intensive course is free of charge. For participants from European universities, the participation in the course can be funded by the Erasmus programme with a daily rate of 80€, as well as with a travel allowance (Green Travel) for sustainable travel. Unfortunately, this funding cannot be granted to participants from German universities.



Registration for the course starts on 01.04.2023 and ends on 15.07.2023 under the following  link 



Eingeladene Dozent:innen:


  • Albert Wall (Universität Wien)
  • Ana Llopis Cardona (Universitat de València)
  • Leonardo Cerno (Universität Augsburg)
  • Leonardo Lennertz Marcotulio (Universidade Aveiro)
  • Marcia dos Santos Machado Vieira (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Marta Fernández Alcaide (Universidad de Sevilla)
  • Santiago Sánchez Moreano (The Open University)
  • Sara Gómez Seibane (Universidad de la Rioja)
  • Scott Schwenter (The Ohio State University)
  • Vanessa Meireles (Université Paul Valéry - UPVM)


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organization team:

            Leonie Ette

            Patricia de Ramos

            Dr. Miguel Gutiérrez Maté