Northern Linguistic Landscapes: Visual(izing) languages in the North (NoLL) is a newly established network of researchers with a special interest in the study of Linguistic Landscapes. The research group is part of the Humlab focus area on visualization at the Faculty of Humanities at Umeå University.
Our first workshop will take place at Humlab at Umeå University, 23-24 October. We will listen to presentations and discuss issues around methodology, such as crowdsourcing and interpretation of pictures. See program below.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Humlab, Umeå University.
Wednesday 23 October
9.15 - 9.40 Welcome (and coffee!)
09.40 - 10.10 Daniel Andersson, Umeå University
The Settler Colonial Linguistic Landscapes of Northern Sweden
10.10 - 11.40 Andreas Nuottaniemi, David Kroik, Ronia Anacoura
Three PhD-projects about linguistic landscapes at Umeå University
13.15-14.30 Christoph Purschke, University of Luxembourg
Mobile crowdsourcing in the humanities. Experiences from two participatory projects in Luxembourg (Humlab Talk)
15-16.30 Workshop about crowdsourcing, Christoph Purschke & Coppélie Cocq
Readings as a basis for discussion:
Leemann A, Kolly M-J, Purves R, Britain D, Glaser E (2016) Crowdsourcing Language Change with Smartphone Applications. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0143060. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143060
Purschke C. Crowdscapes. Participatory research and the collaborative (re)construction of linguistic landscapes with Lingscape. To appear in: Leemann, Adrian & Nanna Hilton (eds.): Using Smartphones to Collect Linguistic Data. Special Collection in Linguistics Vanguard.
See Coppélie’s email from October 15 (or contact her email@example.com.)
Thursday 24 October
9.00 -9.30 Väinö Syrjälä, Södertörn University
Perspectives on the linguistic landscapes of bilingual Finland
9.30 -10.00 Johan Järlehed, University of Gothenburg
“World-class” segregation, or entrepreneurial place-making in Nya Hovås
10.30 - 11.00 Coppélie Cocq, University of Helsinki & Urban Lindgren, Umeå University
Linguistic landscapes in sparsely populated areas of northern Sweden
11-11.30 Lena Granstedt & Eva Lindgren, Umeå University
Making sense of the linguistic landscape: coding and analysis
13.15 - 15.15 Workshop: analysis of photographs, Tommaso Milani, University of Gothenburg/Umeå University
The participants are encouraged to share photos from their fieldworks prior to the workshop, particularly challenging photos in terms of classification, identification of genre or language etc.
See Tommaso’s email from October 7 (or contact him firstname.lastname@example.org)
15.30-16.00 Concluding discussion
Discussants: Tommaso Milani, University of Gothenburg/Umeå University &
Eva Lindgren, Umeå University