Masterclass

Experimental Methods in Linguistics

Obtaining and using experimental data in linguistic research

at the University of Sheffield
Thursday-Sunday, April 8-11, 2010

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST, THE MASTERCLASS IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Linguists are increasingly called upon to master technical and statistical skills for which they did not or do not receive primary training in their graduate programmes. Following the successful corpus methods workshop we organized for Easter 2008 in Chicago, this Masterclass will focus on the basics of experimental linguistics and statistical data analysis.

Our two Masterclass facilitators are Dr Ewa DÄ…browska from Northumbria University (UK) and Professor Harald Baayen from the University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada).

Ewa DÄ…browska has worked extensively within the framework of experimental Cognitive Linguistics. She will be introducing the Masterclass participants to experimental thinking (April 8) and teaching the basics of experimental design (April 9-10).

Harald Baayen is an authority when it comes to statistical analysis of linguistic data. The author of Analyzing Linguistic Data: A Practical Introduction to Statistics Using R, published by Cambridge University Press, he will teach statistical analysis techniques to accompany the experimental set up (April 9-10), and run a workshop on multilevel modelling (April 11).

Masterclasses such as this one provide valuable opportunities for professional development in research skills that will serve both a more senior generation of linguists interested in obtaining new skills as well as a new generation of current postgraduate students.

We hope that these pages provide you with all the information you need. If you have any further questions please email us at masterclass@sheffield.ac.uk.

We look forward to seeing you in Sheffield!

Dagmar Divjak
Ludek Knittl
Robby Vangeel

This Masterclass is sponsored in part by CEELBAS

CEELBAS