Kickoff: GIS for Language Study
- Date: 11/8/2017 at 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Location: Engelska parken, room 16-2043
- Lecturer: Michael Dunn, Jan Amcoff, Timo Rantanen, Sofia Koskela
- Organiser: GIS for language study
- Contact person: Alexandra Petrulevich
The aim of the kick off seminar is to introduce GIS and spatial analysis in language study via lectures and a workshop. Morning lectures are open to public. If you are interested in participating in the workshop please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com before November 1.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computerized information systems for collecting, storing, managing, and analyzing location-based data. The revolution in methodology that GIS has brought about has shown its clear effect in several fields of science, including linguistics. Internationally, language research using GIS methods is a growing field. Areas of application for GIS range from general linguistics and variational linguistics to runology and onomastics.
09:00-09:15 Welcome and opening remarks, Alexandra Petrulevich and Marc Tang (Uppsala University)
09:15–10:00 Towards a spatially aware science of language, Michael Dunn (Uppsala University)
10:00–10:30 Coffee break
10:30–11:15 Geoinformatics in linguistics? Introduction to spatial data and spatial analysis, Timo Rantanen (University of Turku)
11:30–12:00 GIS at Uppsala University, Jan Amcoff (Uppsala University)
Limited number of participants, please apply before November 1.
13:00–14:00 Visualisation of the GIS data – learn to make your own map of Saami languages. Part 1., Timo Rantanen & Sofia Koskela (University of Turku)
14:00–14:30 Coffee break
14:30–15:30 Visualisation of the GIS data – learn to make your own map of Saami languages. Part 2., Timo Rantanen & Sofia Koskela (University of Turku)
15:45–16:00 Feedback and discussion