The aim of this workshop is to discuss methodogical issues connected with the use of standardized word lists - and more generally: questionnaires - in primary data collection for linguistic research. The workshop is a joint arrangement by the project partners (University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig).
Organizers: Anju Saxena (Uppsala University) and Lars Borin (University of Gothenburg)
Location: Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten, University of Gothenburg
(Renströmsgatan 6: map)
Time: Tuesday, 26th October 2010
||IDS: The Intercontinental Dictionary Series
||Bernard Comrie, MPI Leipzig
||The use of an extended IDS list in the Loanword Typology Project
||Martin Haspelmath, MPI Leipzig
||Kinnauri varieties - the lexical evidence
||Anju Saxena, Uppsala University
||Hot, warm, chilly, cool and cold: On the place of standardized word lists in a lexical-typological study of the temperature domain
||Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm, Stockholm University
||Questionnaires as a research methodology
||Östen Dahl, Stockholm University
||Where’s the sense in word lists? Lexical typology meets lexical semantics
||Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg
||Standardisation versus spontaneity – a fieldworker's perspective
||Bettina Zeisler, Universität Tübingen
Registration: Lunch and tea/coffee are included in the workshop. While there is no registration fee for the workshop, for planning purposes registration is obligatory. This can be done by sending an email to <anju.saxena at lingfil.uu.se>. The registration deadline is 13th October, 2010. Please state any dietary preferences when registering.
The workshop program can be downloaded from here.