LINGUIST List 23.959

Sat Feb 25 2012

Confs: Language Documentation/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <>

Date: 23-Feb-2012
From: Joyce McDonough <>
Subject: Language Documentation Workshop for Undergraduates
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Language Documentation Workshop for Undergraduates

Date: 23-Mar-2012 - 24-Mar-2012 Location: Rochester, NY, USA Contact: Joyce McDonough Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester will hold aWorkshop on Language Documentation and Field Linguistics on Fridayand Saturday, March 24 - 25, 2012. The Workshop is open toundergraduate and graduate students with an interest in FieldLinguistics and Language Documentation. The workshop will consistof four sessions covering topics in the methodologies of languagedocumentation and field linguistics as an introduction to currentLanguage Documentation practices. Registration is open and is limitedto the first 40 undergraduate participants. Some travel funding isavailable. We encourage participation of undergraduate ASL Signers.ASL interpreters can be provided upon request. Please contact PattyClark at by 6pm on March, 17, 2012.Interpreters cannot be guaranteed after that date.

Language Documentation Workshop for UndergraduatesAt the University of RochesterMarch 23-24, 2012Department of LinguisticsUniversity of Rochester

Department of LinguisticsLattimore HallFriday, March 23, 8am - 9pm. Saturday, March 24, 9am - 5pm.

Workshop leaders:

Claire Bowern, Department of Linguistics, Yale UniversityJoyce McDonough, Department of Linguistics and Brain & CognitiveSciences, University of RochesterWilson de Lima Silva, Department of Linguistics, University ofRochesterTed Supalla, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Linguistics, and American SignLanguage, University of Rochester

The workshop will consist of 2 sessions each day with time fordiscussion, a Friday evening panel and closing lecture on Saturday. Thesessions are:

1. Language Documentation and Fieldwork preparation2. Elicitation and recording (audio and video) techniques3. Processing and analysis of collected data (software)4. Archiving and metadata and data management

Panel on Friday evening on the ethics of fieldwork and languagedocumentation, data collection/management and data dissemination.

Keynote lecture (Saturday afternoon):

'A practical epistemology for semantic elicitation, in the field andelsewhere'J├╝rgen Bohnemeyer, University at Buffalo - SUNY

For complete program and registration, go to:

Registration is limited to the first 40 undergraduate participants.

A light lunch will be served on both days. Dinner will be served onFriday.

An ongoing lecture series FIELD LINGUISTS is being held in conjunctionwith this Workshop. For information:

Some funding for travel is available. Please for more information.

Funding provided by the NSF and Department of Linguistics, Universityof Rochester

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