[Lingtyp] Summer School on "Catching Language Data" (Bologna, 21-25 June 2021)

Caterina Mauri caterina.mauri at unibo.it
Wed Mar 10 08:45:29 UTC 2021

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Summer School on "Catching Language Data" (21-25 June 2021)

We invite applications for the "Catching Language Data" Summer School which will take place on 21-25 June 2021 in Bologna, Italy (and online).

The School is organized by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LILEC) of the University of Bologna and by its newly founded Experimental Lab, funded by “Department of Excellence” program (2018-2022) granted by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research.

The “Catching Language Data” School intends to establish an interactive forum for PhD students who are looking to advance their skills and knowledge within the field of linguistics. More specifically, the school aims at fostering a theoretical and practical reflection of the diversity of language data (both inter- and cross-linguistically) and how to collect and manage them for subsequent research, with special emphasis on methods and tools to be employed for specific purposes. In particular, the School focuses on the following questions:

a) How to select, collect and manage linguistic data?
b) What are the available methods and tools?
c) How do we use them in practice?

The Summer School consists of 4 plenaries and 6 half-day workshops by world-renowned scholars covering most aspects of the linguistic data collection process, focusing on both spoken and written resources. Each workshop will consist of a theoretical part and a practical tutorial.

The participation to the School is free of charge, but limited to 30 people.


Although we will try to hold (at least part of) the Summer School in situ, online participation is guaranteed. Depending on the evolution of the pandemic, we might be forced to move the whole School online.

Eligibility criteria

Being enrolled in a PhD program.

How to apply

Applicants should fill out the application form that can be found at the following url: https://forms.gle/8zCPjWscJryd47aB8.

They will be asked to provide information about their PhD project, previous attendance to other schools or tutorials on methodological aspects, and their knowledge of endangered or understudied languages. In addition, they are asked to submit a short motivation letter in English (max 2000 characters including spaces). The applications will be assessed by the Scientific Board of the Summer School: the best 30 applications will be admitted.


Applications must be submitted by April 10, 2021 at 5 pm CET.



Prof.ssa Caterina Mauri
Coordinatrice del Corso di Studi in Lingue, mercati e culture dell’Asia e dell’Africa mediterranea
Università di Bologna - Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture moderne
Studio 89
Via Cartoleria 5
40124 Bologna

Homepage: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/caterina.mauri

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