L&C Field Manuals and Stimulus Materials

Mark Dingemanse mark.dingemanse at MPI.NL
Wed Sep 1 14:48:36 UTC 2010

Dear colleagues, 

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of the L&C Field Manuals and
Stimulus Materials website, available online at:


The site provides access to many of the field manuals produced by the
Language and Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics. It contains a bonanza of material for the field
elicitation of semantics and the field collection of verbal behaviour. These
are unique resources that have been compiled over nearly twenty years of
investigation of under-studied languages. 

In many cases, the design of the tasks has been refined over recurrent field
seasons, yielding well-adapted sensitive instruments for investigating e.g.
semantic distinctions in a language without a writing system or a culture
with only minimal schooling. In this way, the tasks are the joint product of
many scholars working in over 50 languages and cultures.

For years these field manuals have been available on demand, but they have
now been put online for the first time, and this site will serve as the
online repository for both older manuals as well as new ones currently under
development. Free registration is required to access the materials.

You can find the L&C Field Manuals and Stimulus Materials at


Mark Dingemanse
Language & Cognition Group
MPI for Psycholinguistics

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