LINGUIST List 32.905

Fri Mar 12 2021

Summer Schools: Catching Language Data / Italy (and Online)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 08-Mar-2021
From: Francesca Masini <>
Subject: Catching Language Data / Italy (and Online)
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Host Institution: Università di Bologna

Dates: 21-Jun-2021 - 25-Jun-2021
Location: Bologna (and online), BO, Italy

Focus: The “Catching Language Data” School intends to establish an interactive forum for PhD students who are looking to advance their skills and knowledge within the field of linguistics. More specifically, the school aims at fostering a theoretical and practical reflection of the diversity of language data (both inter- and cross-linguistically) and how to collect and manage them for subsequent research, with special emphasis on methods and tools to be employed for specific purposes. In particular, the School focuses on the following questions: a) How to select, collect and manage linguistic data? b) What are the available methods and tools? c) How do we use them in practice? The Summer School consists of 4 plenaries and 6 half-day workshops by world-renowned scholars covering most aspects of the linguistic data collection process, focusing on both spoken and written resources. Each workshop will consist of a theoretical part and a practical tutorial.
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: Applicants should be enrolled in a PhD program.

We invite applications for the "Catching Language Data" Summer School which will take place on 21-25 June 2021 in Bologna, Italy (and online). The School is organized by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LILEC) of the University of Bologna and by its newly founded Experimental Lab, funded by “Department of Excellence” program (2018-2022) granted by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. Although we will try to hold (at least part of) the Summer School in situ, online participation is guaranteed. Depending on the evolution of the pandemic, we might be forced to move the whole School online.
Tuition Explanation: The participation to the School is free of charge, but limited to 30 people.

Registration: 10-Mar-2021 to 10-Apr-2021
Contact Person: Experimental Lab

Registration Instructions:
Applicants should be enrolled in a PhD program and fill out the application form by April 10, 2021. They will be asked to provide information about their PhD project, previous attendance to other schools or tutorials on methodological aspects, and their knowledge of endangered or understudied languages. In addition, they are asked to submit a short motivation letter in English (max 2000 characters including spaces). The applications will be assessed by the Scientific Board of the Summer School: the best 30 applications will be admitted.

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