Data Analysis and Linguistic Fieldwork

Workshop: Data Analysis and Linguistic Fieldwork by Dr. Gracious M. Temsen, University of Hyderabad



      This workshop is an extension of the lecture on “Elicitation Techniquesand Data in Linguistics Fieldwork” and can be viewed as exposure to thepractical aspect of managing data and will largely dwell on the aspect of data analysis. The goal of this exercise is to drive home the point aboutthe importance of “Introspection” as data collection technique.The data to be discussed comes largely from Khasi (an Austroasiatic language spoken in Meghalaya), and some Tibeto-Burman languages spoken inNagaland and Manipur (Ao, Meiteilon and Thadou)I hope to cover at least the following topics: Complex predicates, Expressives as complex predicates, Agreement, Deixis,Case marking (especially Unique differential case marking) andGrammaticalization

About the Speaker:        

      Dr. Gracious M. Temsen holds a PhD degree in Linguistics (2007) from theUniversity of Delhi, Delhi. Currently Dr. Temsen is an Associate Professorat the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad. Dr. Temsen teaches Syntax, Typology, Research Methodologyand Analytical Techniques to MA, IMA and PhD students. The areas ofInterest are: Syntax, Khasi linguistics, Typology of Indian Languages, Endangered Languages and Language Documentation. The field is based in theKhasi and Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya where Dr. Temsen is currently working on a comparative grammar of five varieties of Khasi. Dr. Temsen isassociated with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages forthe National Geographic's Enduring Voices Project. Dr. Temsen has taught in Summer School and Winter School organized by CIIL Mysore in 2007-2008.Dr. Temsen has served as a Resource person in different workshops on Syntax and Methodology. 

Event Date: 
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
2nd floor, Jal Vihar Guest House
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai