Sessions: Fall 2013

All LINCD Sessions and “Specials” listed here in chronological order.
Materials from each session are linked where available.

Session 01: LINCD Fall 2013 Inaugural Session
[6 September 2013, 13:00 – 15:00]
The opening session of LINCD Research “beta version” for the Fall 2013 semester. Bring your ideas for making the fall sessions work for you and your research.

Session 02: LINCD Highlights! (ongoing and upcoming research)
[20 September 2013, 13:00 – 15:00]
We will highlight the upcoming events in the Fall 2013 LINCD schedule, soliciting participation for the defined sessions and ideas for the remaining non-defined ones. We will also have a discussion of how the current semester has been going and students’ research “highlights and lowlights” so far this year.

Session 03: LINCD Morphology! (morphology and its tools)
[4 October 2013, 13:00 – 15:00]
Drs. Hippisley and Stump and MALTT students Cody Smith and Rebecca Hale will provide an overview and demonstration of morphological theories and their integrated digital tools (DATR/KATR; PFM; and others) with some cool datasets from various (exotic!) languages.

Session 04: LINCD Historical Sociolinguistics! (building a corpus to investigate diachrony)
[18 October 2013, 13:00 – 15:00]
MALTT student Ghazaleh Kazeminejad will present her work to construct a small specialized digital corpus to pursue a historical sociolinguistic question. Professor Lauersdorf will be on hand to discuss general issues of digital corpora in historical (sociolinguistic) research.

Session 05: LINCD Conferencing! (test-run presentations and conferencing tips)
[1 November 2013, 13:00 – 15:00]
Rebecca Hale and Cody Smith will give test-run versions of their poster presentations for the American International Morphology Meeting. Come give them support and feedback for the conference in San Diego. The second half of the session will be devoted to discussion and advice on conferencing (everything from abstracts and their submission to presenting, networking and generally maximizing your conference experience).

“Special” – LIN 701 Video conference with private sector CompLing expert
[4 November 2013, 16:00-17:30]
Video conference Q&A session for the students in LIN 701 with an expert in recruitment for private-sector IT jobs, specializing in job placement for computational linguists.

Session 06: LINCD Geospatially! (GIS and linguistics)
[15 November 2013, 13:00 – 15:00]
Geographic Information System concepts and tools will be presented and discussed with reference to a range of linguistic subfields. Dr. Matt Wilson will join us from the Department of Geography to give an expert overview, and Drs. Cramer and Lauersdorf will provide case studies and examples of the use of GIS in linguistics.

Session 07: LINCD Revitalization! (a tech tools review)
[6 December 2013, 13:00 – 15:00]
MALTT students from Dr. Barrett’s Fall 2013 LIN 617 course on Language Revitalization will present brief reviews of digital tools used in revitalization (apps, websites, language teaching software, etc.).