LINGUIST List 26.137

Sat Jan 10 2015

Summer Schools: Workshop on Documentation and Analysis of Multimodal Data (DAMD 2015) / Alcanena, Portugal

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>


Date: 08-Jan-2015
From: Vera Ferreira <vferreiracidles.eu>
Subject: Workshop on Documentation and Analysis of Multimodal Data (DAMD 2015) / Alcanena, Portugal
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Host Institution: CIDLeS Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation
Coordinating Institution: CIDLeS Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation
Website: http://www.cidles.eu/events/workshop/

Dates: 24-Apr-2015 - 25-Apr-2015
Location: Alcanena, Portugal

Focus: Focusing on manual gesture, participants will learn how gesture data play an important role in understanding the fundamentally multimodal nature of language use. DAMD 2015 will also focus on documentation of multimodal data through video recordings. For that, participants will collect natural language data of different types and learn how to use video equipment. Moreover, coding gesture with ELAN will represent an important part of the workshop.
Minimum Education Level: BA

Description:
Language use is fundamentally multimodal. When we speak point to places, we nod to signal our understanding and we outline our thought with our hands. Moreover, we coordinate our actions with our conversational partners. The way we talk, the words we use, the information we include depends on the common ground we share with our interlocutors and different social and contextual dimensions. This complexity of language use is best captured with video. Language documentation projects as well as any linguistic research project investigating dimensions of conversational language use should record video. However, video training is often limited to the technicalities of how to use a video camera and microphones but does not provide a theoretical framework for the features of language use. What is missing is an understanding of the social, linguistic and cognitive foundation of language use so that it becomes clear what needs to be captured how.

In this workshop we will address these topics and participants will learn about the theoretical foundation of language use as a joint activity.

Workshop leader: Dr. Mandana Seyfeddinipur (Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, SOAS).

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                      Text/Corpus Linguistics

Tuition: 260 EUR
Registration: 08-Jan-2015 to 31-Mar-2015
Contact Person: Vera Ferreira
                Email: vferreiracidles.eu

Apply on the web: http://www.cidles.eu/events/workshop/registration/

Registration Instructions:
Please fill in the online form and proceed with the payment to formalize the registration. Payment details will be sent after the submission of the registration form.

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