[RNLD] Call for applications: Fall School on Documentary Linguistics in the MENA region

Mandana Seyfeddinipur ms123 at soas.ac.uk
Sat Jan 27 13:50:15 EST 2018

*Fall School on*

*Documentary Linguistics in the **MENA region*

*(Middle East and North Africa)*

Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, SOAS University of London &

Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin

*Berlin, October 10-17, 2018*

A one week fall school on theory and methods in modern language
documentation focusing on the MENA region will be held at the Zentrum fuer
Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany.

The school will provide training in theory and methods of modern language
documentation to students and scholars who are working on endangered
languages and are living in the MENA region.

There are 25 places available for the school and all costs will be covered
by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme.

Topics to be covered include

   - Introduction to documentary linguistics
   - The MENA context
   - Language use and multimodality
   - Semantics and lexicography
   - Ethnography
   - Equipment for digital recording
   - Recording techniques (audio & video)
   - Data collection methods
   - Creating digital collections
   - Data management & archiving
   - Software tools for Documentation (e.g., ELAN, Flex)
   - Grant Writing (applying to ELDP)

To be eligible, applicants must fulfil all of the criteria below:

   - Reside and study/work in a MENA region country.
   - Minimum of BA or its equivalent involving linguistic training.
   - Some fieldwork experience or have concrete plans for doing
   documentation work on an endangered language spoken in the MENA region
   - Be committed to and have a plan for transferring the knowledge they
   acquire to others in their universities and countries

To apply complete the online application form below by *1** April 2018. *

Applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than* 1 May** 2018.*

*Fall School Application Form <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/B3EwC5QZOxC40oDkfzamD9?domain=goo.gl>*

For any questions, please get in touch with us at info at iseil.org

Organising  Committee:
Saloumeh Gholami (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/b_bfC6X1Pys8oEBLI6m5Tj?domain=iseil.org)

Manfred Krifka (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/XuxhC71ZQzSomvJGCBVJTy?domain=zas.gwz-berlin.de)
Mandana Seyfeddinipur (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/fgZGC81ZRASLjlKNcMPH6T?domain=eldp.net)


Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur
ELDP Director

Endangered Languages  <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/0i4WC91ZVBS9mvp4tPH2ba?domain=eldp.net>
Documentation Programme <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/0i4WC91ZVBS9mvp4tPH2ba?domain=eldp.net>

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
, WC1H 0XG
​nited Kingdom​

Direct line: +44 (0)20 7898 4588 <020%207898%204588>
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