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Full Title: Elicitation Methods in Multilingualism Research

Short Title: RSEM 2017
Location: Münster, Germany
Start Date: 08-Mar-2017 - 10-Mar-2017
Contact: Katharina König
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Meeting Description: The GAL research school aims at introducing junior researchers who have just started their research projects to a wide range of elicitation methods in multiligualism research. Participants will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of observation and experimental elicitation methods with experienced researchers in this field.

Applied multilingualism research comprises topics such as first, second and foreign language acquisition, language attitudes, or language biographies.

There are various approaches to data collection in this field of study among which elicitation methods play a central role. In this methodological framework, study participants are explicitly asked to produce data. Depending on how strong the researcher's influence is, the data can be characterized as natural or experimental to varying degrees.

Observation and experiments can be conceived of as the two opposite extremes of a continuum. Depending on the extent of monitoring by the researcher, elicitation methods can be closer to the pole of (nearly) uncontrolled observation or closer to the pole of highly controlled experimental methods.

Elicited data always have to be distinguished from naturally occurring or spontaneous data; however, they also include experimental data.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Morphology; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 27.4249

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