Fall School on Documentary Linguistics in the Middle East and North Africa
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.
This school will give and introduction to documentary linguistics, semantics and lexicography, equipment for data collection and software. Furthermore, there will be sessions dedicated to ethnography in the region.
To be eligible, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
1. Reside and study/work in a country of the Middle East or Northern Africa.
2. Minimum of BA or its equivalent involving linguistic training.
3. Some fieldwork experience or have concrete plans for doing documentation work on an endangered language spoken in the MENA region.
4. Be committed to and have a plan for transferring the knowledge they acquire to others in their universities and countries.
The School will be followed by the International Symposium on Endangered Iranian Languages (ISEIL2018) on the 19th and 20th of October.