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Full Title: Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies

      
Short Title: MaMe2014
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Start Date: 08-May-2014 - 10-May-2014
Contact: Martin Eessalu
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://mappingmethods.eki.ee/
Meeting Description: Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies (MaMe2014)

The University of Tartu, the Institute of the Estonian Language, and Tallinn University are pleased to host a conference on methods in linguistic research ‒ Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies (MaMe2014) ‒ from 8-10 May 2014 in Tartu, Estonia.

The multitude of linguistic methods in use today raises the concern and need for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration, instead of the traditional relative isolation and autonomy of methodology. It is the aim of this conference to provide a platform for dialogue, where the disciplinary relations between multiple approaches could be evaluated and the possibilities for transfer or integration of methods assessed and discussed.

Plenary Speakers:

Daniel Cohnitz (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Michael Dunn (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands)
Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University, United Kingdom)

All speakers have confirmed their participation.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.434


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