What Counts (and what doesn't)?
Data and Methodology in Language Documentation
November 4-5, 2006
Endangered Languages Academic Programme
Department of Linguistics
SOAS, London ... location information
The goals of this workshop are to explore what we mean when we refer to "data" and what methodologies we use when collecting, presenting, and analyzing it in an interdisciplinary exchange between anthropologists, historians, linguists, and sociologists. Among the issues to be considered are:
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- What counts (and what does not count) as data?
- Can we make different assumptions about data and still do comparative work?
- How do our various areas and disciplines reflect on their own approaches to data and methodology?
- Are there different, perhaps conflicting, data traditions within our areas and disciplines?
- Do our consultants share our views on what data is? What is their view?
Saturday November 4
|9:30am-10:00am ||Welcome and introductory talk |
|10:00am-11:00am ||Linda Barwick (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) |
Data Schmata: some reasons why I think musicians in Wadeye (NT, Australia) have chosen to work with researchers
|11:30am-12:30pm ||Ruth Finnegan (Open University)|
Data – but data from what? Or, I’m no longer sure what counts as language, or how and by whom it should be documented
|2:00pm-3:00pm ||Carson Schütze (UCLA)|
What counts as useful, relevant data? An I-Language perspective
|3:30pm-4:30pm ||April McMahon (University of Edinburgh) |
Making the Most of Limited Data: Network methods and language documentation
||General discussion |
Sunday November 5
To attend the workshop, you need to submit a booking form by Monday 23rd October.
||Welcome back |
|10:00am-11:00am ||Frank Seifart (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) |
The role of systematic sampling procedures in language documentation
|11:15am-12:15pm ||Maurizio Gnerre (University of Naples, L’Orientale)
Linguist’s multi-layer data and linguistic community’s polyphony
||General Discussion |
The cost is £10.00 for full registration and £5.00 for student/ELAP alumni/staff registration.