Center for the Study of Language and Society

Mapping dialectal variation in Europe

Mittwoch, 02.12.2020, 16:15 Uhr

Matthieu Avanzi

Prof. Dr. Mathieu Avanzi is maître de conférences at Sorbonne University, Paris. His current research focuses on geographical variation of French and Gallo-Romance dialects.

Veranstaltende: Center for the Study of Language and Society
Redner, Rednerin: Prof. Dr. Mathieu Avanzi (Sorbonne University, Paris)
Datum: 02.12.2020
Uhrzeit: 16:15 - 17:45 Uhr
Ort: Online
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In the past few years, rapid technological progress and the democratization of the Web 2.0 have led to the successful creation and development of several dialectological initiatives. In terms of data collection, several alternatives to traditional fieldwork have emerged: thanks to the Internet and social networks, it is now possible to conduct dialectological surveys without having to travel. In terms of data analysis and visualization, it is now much less expensive to create atlases, make them available to the academic community and interpret the data. In this talk, I will present some of the most successful projects that have been conducted so far in the field of crowdsourced dialectology. Various examples from English, French, Italian, German and Spanish will be taken.

(This is a CSLS guest lecture and part of the Forum SLS. MA and PhD students receive 0.25 ECTS for attending the talk.)