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Full Title: Workshop Maps & Grammar

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Start Date: 17-Sep-2014 - 18-Sep-2014
Contact: Erik Tjong Kim Sang
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Meeting Description: Workshop Maps & Grammar

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 17-18, 2014

Geographical linguistics (or dialectology) has a long tradition: languages and dialects have been put on maps, and those maps have been studied since the mid of the 19th Century. However, recent decades have seen a rapid increase in insights into linguistic structure as well as in geographic technology, and those two have not always been completely matched to each other, so that one might feel that current linguistic maps leave things to be desired for on both ends.

Many questions arise. For instance, how can regions be identified from mapped data? What are good methods to map linguistic properties? Is it possible to map grammatical (sub)systems instead of individual grammatical features and if so how? How can geographic information systems (GIS) best be applied to linguistic data? What can linguistic mapping learn from mapping techniques used in other fields of science? How can we deal with data noise and data sparsity?

This workshop aims to bring together researchers with a background in linguistics and researchers with a background in mapping.

Invited Speakers:

Hans Goebl, University of Salzburg
John Nerbonne, University of Groningen
Bettina Speckmann, Eindhoven University of Technology
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Syntax
LL Issue: 25.3148

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