LINGUIST List 31.2743

Mon Sep 07 2020

Confs: Semantics, Syntax, Typology/Online

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Date: 05-Sep-2020
From: Nina Haslinger <>
Subject: Online workshop on the TerraLing database
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Online workshop on the TerraLing database

Date: 18-Sep-2020 - 19-Sep-2020
Location: Online event, Austria
Contact: Nina Haslinger
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Meeting Description:

This two-day online mini-workshop aims to get researchers interested in the Terraling database, to familiarize them with the technology (so that they can carry out their own projects), and to pave the road for future projects making use of the database, thus also supporting further international community building.

The Terraling database ( is a collaborative research tool for theoretically guided cross-linguistic research: It is an open-access, open-ended database where linguists can both pose data questions to others and answer such questions for their native languages.

The workshop will involve introductions to different aspects of the database, a `hands-on’ trial session for participants, short presentations of projects that have been carried out via the database and a discussion (including all participants) of potential future research projects building on the database. (See below for the full program.)

To register for the workshop, please fill out the following form: We will send you the zoom link right before the workshop starts.

As the workshop will involve all participants trying the database, we ask you to sign up to the database beforehand (in case you don’t have an account yet). If you have registered in the past, but have not accessed the site recently, please go online and reset your password. Note that both (the new address) and (the old address) reflect and update the same data.


All times are given in Central European Summer Time, which will mean, e.g., -6 hours for New York City/East Coast, -9 hours for Los Angeles/West Coast …

September 18

6 pm – 6.20 pm: Introduction to the database (Hilda Koopman, UCLA)

6.20 pm – 6.40 pm: A guided tour through the database

6.40 pm – 7.10 pm: Try-out session (all participants, using break-out rooms)

7.10 pm – 7.30 pm: Discussion (all participants)

7.30 pm – 7.40 pm: Break

7.40 pm – 8.25 pm: Terraling and fieldwork (Ryan Bochnak, UBC)

8.25 pm – 9 pm: Networking discussion (all participants)

September 19

6 pm-6.30 pm: Project presentation: SSWL (Cristina Guardiano, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia & Hilda Koopman, UCLA)

6.30 pm-7 pm: Project presentation: Conjunction and disjunction (Nina Haslinger, University of Göttingen & Viola Schmitt, University of Graz)

7 pm-7.30 pm: Project presentation: Universal 20 (Guglielmo Cinque, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice)

7.30 pm – 7.40 pm: Break

7.40 pm – 8.30 pm: Property development and property writing
(includes a session on syntax, a session on semantics and a Q & A session, will involve all participants)

8.30 pm – 9 pm: Networking discussion (all participants)

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