Confs: Historical Ling, Lang Documentation, Socioling, Syntax/Netherlands

Workshop Maps & Grammar

Date: 17-Sep-2014 – 18-Sep-2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact: Erik Tjong Kim Sang
Contact Email: erik.tjong.kim.sang@meertens.knaw.nl
Meeting URL: http://ifarm.nl/maps/workshop2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Workshop Maps & Grammar

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 17-18, 2014
http://ifarm.nl/maps/workshop2014/

Geographical linguistics (or dialectology) has a long tradition: languages and dialects have been put on maps, and those maps have been studied since the mid of the 19th Century. However, recent decades have seen a rapid increase in insights into linguistic structure as well as in geographic technology, and those two have not always been completely matched to each other, so that one might feel that current linguistic maps leave things to be desired for on both ends.

Many questions arise. For instance, how can regions be identified from mapped data? What are good methods to map linguistic properties? Is it possible to map grammatical (sub)systems instead of individual grammatical features and if so how? How can geographic information systems (GIS) best be applied to linguistic data? What can linguistic mapping learn from mapping techniques used in other fields of science? How can we deal with data noise and data sparsity?

This workshop aims to bring together researchers with a background in linguistics and researchers with a background in mapping.

Invited Speakers:

Hans Goebl, University of Salzburg
John Nerbonne, University of Groningen
Bettina Speckmann, Eindhoven University of Technology

Program:

Wednesday September 17, 2014

13:30 – 14:15
Sjef Barbiers (Meertens Instituut)
Introduction to the Workshop

14:15 – 15:15
Hans Goebl (Universität Salzburg)
Language in space and language on maps: some methodological and historical considerations

15:15 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16:30
Montserrat Adam-Aulinas (Universitat de Barcelona)
Quantified morphematic maps and a dynamic view of dialectal space: its application to the northern area of central Catalan

16:30 – 17:15
Harald Hammarstrom, presented by Sean Roberts (MPI Nijmegen)
Drawing Isogloss Lines

18:00 Dinner: Hemelse Modder, Oude Waal 11, Amsterdam (only for speakers)

Thursday September 18, 2014

09:30 – 10:30
John Nerbonne (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Abstractness and Rigor in Variation Studies

10:30 – 11:15
Erik Tjong Kim Sang (Meertens Instituut)
Finding transition zones in dialect data

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:15
Nina Ouddeken, Marc van Oostendorp, Roberta d’Alessandro (Meertens Insituut / Universiteit Leiden)
Between Voicing and Aspiration

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:15
Gotzon Aurrekoetxea (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Analysis of the morphological variation of Basque using the ‘Diatech’ tool

14:15 – 15:00
Wilbert Heeringa (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Finding dialect areas by means of bootstrap clustering

15:00 – 15:15 Break

15:15 – 16:00
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (KU Leuven)
Reverse Dialectometry: geography as a probe into linguistic theory

16:00 – 17:00
Bettina Speckmann (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
TBA

17:00 Drinks

Organizing Committee:

Sjef Barbiers, sjef.barbiers(at)meertens.knaw.nl
Marc van Oostendorp, marc.van.oostendorp(at)meertens.knaw.nl
Gertjan Postma, gertjan.postma(at)meertens.knaw.nl
Erik Tjong Kim Sang, erik.tjong.kim.sang(at)meertens.knaw.nl

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