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Full Title: Plants. Animals. Words. Workshop 2014
Short Title: PAW 2014
Location: University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Start Date: 03-Oct-2014 - 05-Oct-2014
Contact: Lydia Green
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Meeting Description: Following on from the success of PAW 2013, this year's Plants. Animals. Words. workshop will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury from 3-5 October 2014.


This year's workshop will continue the conversation between the disciplines of linguistics and ethnobiology by sharing knowledge and skills through hands-on training sessions and presentations from invited speakers. In addition, participants will engage critically with the stages of planning a collaborative research project, incorporating the topics discussed throughout the workshop.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have an understanding of each discipline and how their methods and goals intersect with each other, the ethical implications of collaborative research, how to deal with data, and how to analyse data in ways that answer questions impossible to answer from within only one discipline.

The workshop will include hands-on training in ethics, planning an interdisciplinary research project, audio recording and linguistic transcription, collecting ethnobotanical data, voucher specimen preparation, as well as data access and management. In between the interactive training sessions there will be presentations from invited speakers and a participatory presentation with the Ethnoornithology World Archive.

For those interested, there will be a guided bird-watching walk in the morning of the second or third day, weather pending.

This workshop is intended for students and experienced or early-career researchers from the areas of ethnobiology, linguistics, anthropology, and other relevant disciplines. Participants in the 2013 Workshop will benefit from this year's expanded discussions.

This event offers an excellent opportunity for participants to gain hands-on experience in ethical data gathering techniques, share cross-disciplinary perspectives and theories, and set up a basis for future collaborative research. Although this event is open to researchers from all fields, spaces are limited.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please submit an Expression of Interest via the website.

For more information, please email:
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation
LL Issue: 25.3556

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