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LINGUIST List 24.2840

Fri Jul 12 2013

Confs: General Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Jul-2013
From: John Pollard <j.pollard2aston.ac.uk>
Subject: 'We Need to Talk about Numbers:' A Practical Workshop on Embedding Quantitative Methods
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'We Need to Talk about Numbers:' A Practical Workshop on Embedding Quantitative Methods

Date: 20-Sep-2013 - 20-Sep-2013
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Contact: John Pollard
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/news/conferences-seminars/we-need-to-talk-about-numbers/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The workshop focuses on integrating and embedding quantitative methods within undergraduate programmes in linguistics. We give practical examples from our own ESRC funded project, report on student reaction and discuss the successes and challenges.

British undergraduate students in language and linguistics tend not to be too interested in numbers. They have often ‘dropped’ maths at 16 and have even been known to react with horror at the prospect of facing some gentle numeracy in their degree course. Similar things may be true even of their lecturers, many of whom have come through the same school system, dropping ‘STEM’ subjects and concentrating on humanities, tending to focus on the qualitative rather than the quantitative aspects of their discipline.

And yet, numbers matter.

For academic credibility, for employability and for publication an ability to consider, interpret and challenge quantitative claims is an important aspect of becoming a credible linguist. This workshop brings together academics and prospective academics working in the fields of language and linguistics in order to explore the challenge of embedding quantitative aspects into the curriculum.

The workshop is free to attend but registration is required.

Draft programme for the day:

9.30am
Registration and coffee

10.00am
Opening and welcome

10.15am
Professor John McInnes

11.15am
Coffee

11.30am
Workshop 1: Embedding QM in your curriculum

1.00pm
Lunch

1.45pm
Workshop 2: Assessing QM within a current curriculum

3.15pm
Tea

3.30pm
Dr Sin Yi Cheung

4.30pm
Closing remarks

4.45pm
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