Fall School on Documentary Linguistics in the MENA region
Berlin, October 10-17, 2018
Organised by Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, SOAS University of London, UK
& Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany.
A one week fall school on theory and methods in modern language documentation focusing on the MENA region will be held at the Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany, October 10-17, 2018
The school is aimed at students and junior scholars with a background in linguistics who are working on endangered languages in the MENA region. The school will provide training in theory and methods of modern language documentation. There are 25 places available for the school and all costs will be covered by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme. Applicants have to be trained in or are receiving linguistics training and are working on endangered languages and are living in the MENA region.
Topics to be covered include:
• Introduction to documentary linguistics
• The MENA context
• Language use and multimodality
• Semantics and lexicography
• Equipment for digital recording
• Recording techniques (audio & video)
• Data management
• Creating digital collections
• Data collection methods
• Software tools for Documentation (e.g., ELAN, Flex)
To be eligible, applicants must fulfil all of the criteria below:
• Reside and study/work in a MENA country.
• Minimum of BA or its equivalent involving linguistic training.
• Some fieldwork experience or have concrete plans for doing documentation work.
• Be committed to and have a plan for transferring the knowledge they acquire to others in their universities and countries.
To apply please complete the attached online application form by 15th March 2018. Applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than 15th April 2018.