7th Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics

Workshops de métodos empíricos em Linguística Cognitiva que ocorrerão em agosto de 2015, em João Pessoa.

Fan Page do evento: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Empirical-Methods-in-Cognitive-Linguistics-Workshops-2015/853136491375324?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

We invite applications for the 7th Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics workshop to be held in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, August 2 -8, 2015, pending confirmation of funding.

The goal of EMCL is to facilitate dialogue among language researchers with different methodological backgrounds, i.e. those working on theory, experimentation, corpus linguistics, etc. We do this by creating an environment where researchers with varying levels of expertise learn from each other by developing a research project together where their various skills are combined.

Intended audience: Language researchers with an embodiment, situated cognition and/or cognitive linguistics background. No prior experimental or corpus training is required though an understanding of the theoretical issues is necessary. Participants can be at different early stages in their careers, i.e. graduate students/post-grads, post-docs, junior faculty, etc.

Format: Participants will join one of seven hands-on mini-labs for the duration of the week-long workshop. Each mini-lab will be responsible for completing a joint research project. A select group of students (max. eight per group for a total of 56) will be invited to participate. Each group will work with two researchers who will guide them in selecting an idea to investigate. They will then participate in structuring and organizing a research project, and carrying it out. The session will end with a mini-conference where findings will be presented, followed by a general discussion.

Please note that the mini-conference will be open to everyone, including but not limited to participants of the 7thConference on Linguistics and Cognition

Language of instruction will be English.

Topics to be covered include,

– Deciding on a research topic

– Transforming the research topic into a research question

– Developing experimental hypotheses

– Designing an experiment to test hypotheses

– Making clear predictions based on the design

– Data collection

– Statistical analysis and interpretation

– Presentation of findings to an audience

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