LINGUIST List 30.1109

Tue Mar 12 2019

Summer Schools: Training workshop on language documentation and analysis/South Africa

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Date: 05-Mar-2019
From: Hannah Gibson <h.gibsonessex.ac.uk>
Subject: Training workshop on language documentation and analysis/South Africa
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Host Institution: University of the Free State
Coordinating Institution: University of Essex
Website: https://www.ufs.ac.za/humanities/departments-and-divisions/linguistics-and-language-practice/workshops/language-documentation

Dates: 17-Jul-2019 - 18-Jul-2019
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa

Focus: The workshop will involve practical hands-on training in tools and approaches to language documentation and description. A strong thematic thread running through all of the sessions will involve building awareness of variation and perceptions related to variation between closely related languages are different dialects (microvariation), as well as building awareness of variation and perceptions relating to non-standard varieties of language.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Description:
The workshop will include training on:

- Cross-linguistic structural variation, with an emphasis on morphology and syntax
- Morphosyntactic analysis of Bantu languages
- General skills of language documentation and description, including working with questionnaires and semi-structured interviews for data collection
- Important topics in language documentation, including community engagement, working with your own introspection, and ethical considerations for language documentation
- Linguistic software such as ELAN, Audacity, Praat and Flex
- Analysing data and developing hypotheses

Who can attend?
The workshop is aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers who are interested in documentary and descriptive linguistics, as well as those who would like to use natural data to support their work in theoretical linguistics.

How do I apply to participate?
Please contact us via email for the application form or complete the online form at https://goo.gl/forms/7XRX01uf6HkNBRZS2

Application deadline: 15 April 2019
How do I apply for a travel stipend?
To be considered for a travel stipend, please submit your application, along with a one-page statement outlining your research interests and background, and your access (or lack thereof) to alternative travel funding, together with a letter from your supervisor or head of department via email to Dr Kristina Riedel (riedelkufs.ac.za).

The workshop is organised by Dr Hannah Gibson (University of Essex) and Dr Kristina Riedel (University of the Free State) as part of a project supported by a British Academy Newton Scheme entitled ‘Variation in Sesotho and Setswana as spoken in the Free State’ (#NMGR3\100036). The support of the British Academy is gratefully acknowledged.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Tuition: 0 USD
Financial Aid: Applications accepted until
There are a small number of travel stipends of up to R4 000 available to help cover the travel and accommodation costs of currently-registered postgraduate students travelling from outside Bloemfontein.

Financial Aid Instructions:
How do I apply for a travel stipend? To be considered for a travel stipend, please submit your application, along with a one-page statement outlining your research interests and background, and your access (or lack thereof) to alternative travel funding, together with a letter from your supervisor or head of department via email to Dr Kristina Riedel (riedelkufs.ac.za).

Registration: 05-Mar-2019 to 15-Apr-2019
Contact Person: Kristina Riedel
                Email: riedelkufs.ac.za

Apply by Email: riedelkufs.ac.za
Apply on the web: https://goo.gl/forms/7XRX01uf6HkNBRZS2

Registration Instructions:
You can register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/7XRX01uf6HkNBRZS2 For additional information, please email Dr Kristina Riedel (riedelkufs.ac.za)


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