Summer school in September 2013

Registration has been closed! Summer School on Technological Approaches to the Documentation of Lesser-Used Languages, Gniezno (Poland), September 1-14, 2013

During the first two weeks of September 2013, INNET will organize a summer school for young researchers with a focus on standards, state-of-the-art methodologies and advanced tools for the digital documentation and archiving of languages. The programme consists of a series of intensive 1-3 day courses with practical work and shorter lectures on adjacent topic. Participants of the Summer School will also have the opportunity to attend the Second INNET Conference on Best practices in archiving of language and music that will be organized at the same venue on September 6-7, 2013.

The Summer School is intended primarily for postgraduate research students pursuing Master or PhD degrees within the language sciences.

Participants had to apply by filling out the application form providing information on their background and interest in the area of language documentation and technological issues.

Deadline for application was April 30, 2013 - Registration has been closed. Admission will be based on the track record and a motivational statement that are part of the application form.

Topics of courses and lectures:

  • Set-up of digital archives
  • Metadata editing and browsing
  • Unicode and encoding issues
  • Automatic audio and video recognition for language research: AVATECH
  • Visualisation of linguistic data: language mapping
  • Social media in lesser-used languages
  • Digital language documentation: research environment and preservation of data
  • Fieldwork data management
  • The CLARIN–Research Infrastructure
  • EOPAS representation and annotation
  • Annotation in ELAN
  • Dictionary-building in TEI
  • Lexicography for lesser-used languages
  • Prosody and paralinguistic components in speech
  • Gesture, Posture and Facial expression analysis
  • Intercultural issues in gestural analysis
  • Documentation of endangered Finno-Ugric languages
  • Endangered languages and their documentation in Poland 



Invited lecturers

  • Hansjörg Bibiko, Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig
  • Kevin Scannell, Saint Louis University
  • Laurent Romary, INRIA
  • Nicholas Thieberger, PARADISEC
  • Ulrike Mosel, Christian-Albrecht-Universität zu Kiel

Lecturers from INNET partner organizations

  • Dagmar Jung, University of Cologne
  • Felix Rau, University of Cologne
  • Han Sloetjes, The Language Archive, MPIPL Nijmegen
  • Paul Trilsbeek, The Language Archive, MPIPL Nijmegen
  • Przemysław Lenkiewicz, The Language Archive, MPIPL Nijmegen
  • Sebastian Drude, The Language Archive, MPIPL Nijmegen
  • Ewa Jarmołowicz-Nowikow, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Maciej Karpiński, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Nicole Nau, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Tomasz Wicherkiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Marianne Bakró-Nagy, Hungarian Academy of Science, Research Institute of Linguistics
  • Tamás Váradi, Hungarian Academy of Science, Research Institute of Linguistics



Venue and costs
The Summer School will be held at the Collegium Europaeum in Gniezno, a historic town located about 50 km from Poznan. Poznan has got an international airport (POZ) with direct flights from/to many European destinations, while Gniezno can easily be reached by trains from Poznań Główny railway station.
Free accommodation and meals, as well as a subsidy to travel expenses will be provided for 25 participants. The Summer School is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited.

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