Psycholinguistics & Fieldwork Course

This page presents materials from Sonja Eisenbeiss’ course at the University of Cologne, 2017. The materials for the course are in English and will be uploaded on a weekly basis (see links in the course outline below). Below, you can find initial readings and the course outline, with links to handouts or other materials for each week. The full reading list will be updated weekly and posted HERE.

This page presents materials from Sonja Eisenbeiss’ course at the University of Cologne, 2017. The materials for the course are in English and will be uploaded on a weekly basis (see links in the course outline below). Below, you can find initial readings and the course outline, with links to handouts or other materials for each week. The full reading list will be updated weekly and posted HERE.

Introductory Readings

Eisenbeiss, S. (2006). Documenting Child Language. In Austin, P. (Ed.), Language Documentation and Description, Volume 3 (pp. 106-140). London: Soas, The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project.

Whalen, D. H., & McDonough, J. (2015). Taking the Laboratory into the Field. Annual Review of Linguistics, 1(1), 395-415.

First Language, 35:4-5 (2015): Sonderband zum Thema “Indigenous children’s language: Acquisition, preservation and evolution of language in minority contexts

Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 30:9 (2015): Sonderband zum Thema “Laboratory in the Field: Advances in cross-linguistic psycholinguistics

Syllabus

24.4.
Handout
Introduction: Why psycholinguistics in the field? Eisenbeiss, (2006); Whalen & MacDonough (2015); Introductions to special issues of Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 30:9 (2015); First Language, 34:4-5 (2015)

Speed et al. (2017); Stoll (2016); Stoll & Bickel (2013)

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/readings/experimental-linguistic-studies-in-the-field/

8.5.
Handout
Ethics and logistics https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/linksethics/
15.5.

Handout

Psycholinguistic methods and research questions Warren (2012), chapter 1; Blom & Unsworth (2010)

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/readings/introductions-to-psycholinguistics/

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/readings/experimentalresearchmethods/

22.5.

Handout

 

Naturalistic samples and semi-structured or stimulus-based elicitation

Introduction to the multi-media annotator ELAN and the CHILDES/CHAT transcription format

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/software/childes-database-chat-transcriptions-and-clan-tools/

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/software/elan/

Eisenbeiss (2009, 2010) , Lüpcke (2011), Majid, A. (2012)

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/readings/experimentalresearchmethods/

29.5.

Handout

Transcription and annotation with ELAN https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/software/childes-database-chat-transcriptions-and-clan-tools/

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/software/elan/

12.6.

Handout

Data analysis with CLAN and studies on language production with adults https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/software/childes-database-chat-transcriptions-and-clan-tools/

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/software/elan/

Whalen & MacDonough (2015); (introductions to) special issue of Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 30:9 (2015)

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/readings/experimental-linguistic-studies-in-the-field/

19.6.

Handout

 

Data analysis with CLAN and studies on language production with children https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/software/childes-database-chat-transcriptions-and-clan-tools/

Eisenbeiss (2015), Stoll (2016); Stoll & Bickel (2013)

https://childdirectedspeech.wordpress.com/books-and-articles/

26.6.

Handout

Designing experiments Field & Hole (2003), chapters 1-3

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/readings/experimentalresearchmethods/

3.7.

Handout

Implementation of experiments with DMDX https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/links/software/dmdx/
10.7.

Handout

Quantitative analysis and R: introduction and descriptive statistics Field et al. (2012), Gries (2013) (introduction and sections about descriptive statistics)

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/statistics-and-r-blogs/

17.7.

Handout

Quantitative analysis and R: tables and graphs Field et al. (2012), Gries (2013) (sections about tables and graphs)

https://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/statistics-and-r-blogs/

24.7.

Handout

Discussion & Conclusion Elevator Pitches for Experiments

The picture below shows plastic ID-holders with edible leaves and flowers for color/size adjective elicitation. Contents can be swapped for fotos, drawings, or other locally available materials. Re-purposing used materials like conference ID-holders and natural materials reduces loads for traveling researchers and is in line with the idea of sustainability. See my blog entry on sustainability, research, and permaculture HERE.

"Green" language game materials with edible leaves and flowers | experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com

“Green” language game materials with edible leaves and flowers | experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com

 

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