Corpus Linguistics & Digital Humanities Conference
May 9th, 2020
Venue: eniPROD-Gebäude (M-Bau)
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This year, we open our discussions for all BA/MA and PhD students in the wider area who use digital linguistics and humanities methodologies in the widest sense.
The Conference will be preceded by a Research Methods Workshop for all MA and PhD students sponsored by the AvH. Two African Humboldt scholars will attend and support young scholars. Subject specialists from South African and Italian partner research groups will report from their own national experience and comment on projects:
Bertus van Rooy
We encourage not only big data projects, but any modern research methodology from a simple on-line questionnaire to a complex eye-tracking experiment, from a qualitative comparison of group-specific usage in twitter to a quantitative comparison of newspapers, from a key-word-in-context analysis of academic writing patterns to a multivariate sociophonetic study using PRAAT.
The conference will provide a forum for discussion on “digital” methodologies in a wide sense, as indicated in this short exposé. We encourage students from non-linguistic disciplines in particular to use corpus linguistic and digital humanities methodologies to pursue their own research areas from neighbouring disciplines, like political science, economics, literature and psychology. Conference languages are English and German.
The aim of this intensive conference is to allow presenters to develop their ideas openly, so that their peers, other students and a few invited friendly experts, will advise them how to finish their projects successfully and to inspire non-presenters to follow their methodological model and to use modern technologies to answer old questions with new data? This forum is also the appropriate place for “dress rehearsals” for bigger conferences.
If you would like to participate, send a 200-300 word abstract (in English or German) to Josef Schmied by May 1st (acceptance by July 5th). Usually, we would like to have 15-minute presentations with equally long discussions, but we are open; we also welcome conference posters and strongly encourage open discussions in the tea/coffee breaks and over the buffet lunch. There is no conference fee, but you have to bring your enthusiasm for discussion and your openness to learn from everybody in a conducive intercultural atmosphere, we hope.
Go for it – it is good for you.
Saturday, 9 May