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LINGUIST List 16.1895

Sun Jun 19 2005

Confs: General Ling/Cambridge, MA, USA

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        1.    Janet Fodor, Workshop: Presenting Linguistics (part of the LSA Summer Institute)

Message 1: Workshop: Presenting Linguistics (part of the LSA Summer Institute)
Date: 17-Jun-2005
From: Janet Fodor <jfodorgc.cuny.edu>
Subject: Workshop: Presenting Linguistics (part of the LSA Summer Institute)

Workshop: Presenting Linguistics (part of the LSA Summer Institute)

Date: 22-Jul-2005 - 31-Jul-2005
Location: Cambridge, MA, United States of America
Contact: Sharon Klein
Contact Email: Sharon.Kleincsun.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Make a 5-minute movie about your research. This is an intensive hands-on
workshop over two weekends, which will assist participants to design and create
media presentations on linguistic topics. This is part of a general outreach
effort by the LSA to make linguistic concepts and findings accessible and
interesting to the general public.

Presenting Linguistics: Make a Video about your Research
July 22-24 and July 29-31, 2005

Part of the LSA Summer Institute, this is an intensive hands-on workshop which
will assist participants to design and create media projects on topics in
language and linguistics. Selections from these projects will become part of the
LSA Video Archive to be used in building installations for the projected Virtual
Museum of Language and Linguistics (VMLL), a web-based museum environment
directed at school-aged children.

The workshop will take place during two three-day weekends (Friday - Sunday).
Participants are encouraged to attend both weekends (6 days), in order to have
enough time to complete a short video presentation.

The workshop is timed to overlap with LSA.210, ''Linguistics K-12,'' taught by
Maya Honda and Wayne O'Neil, and participants in that course may be especially
interested in creating a VMLL exhibit. But all Institute participants, both
faculty and students, are very welcome to attend the Presenting Linguistics

It is our experience that theoretical linguists often find it especially
difficult to envisage a short movie that presents an interesting fact about
language to a non-specialist audience of young people. But this is a challenge
worth undertaking if we want people to understand what linguistics is and why it
matters. If you bring your existing powerpoint slides, we can help you convert
them into a suitable form for a general audience.

Registration is limited to 20. We would be glad to hear from prospective
participants before the Institute opens. If you wish, we can discuss in advance
a possible topic for your presentation, so that you can gather materials
(illustrations, audio recordings, video footage, etc.) before leaving home. If
you do not have a preferred topic but wish to gain experience in video
presentation, you may become part of a team working on a topic with other

Necessary equipment will be provided, and there will be no additional costs
except for small supplies such as CDs, audiotape, etc. However, participants who
own laptops, digital cameras, video cameras, and/or audio-recording equipment
are encouraged to bring these to work with.

Location: Science Center, Harvard, room 229
Starting time: 9am Friday July 22nd.

Janet Dean Fodor (CUNY), Sean Hendricks (U. Georgia), Judy Kegl (U. Southern
Maine) and Sharon Klein (CSU Northridge).


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