GIS and sociolinguistics training sessions
Following on several highly informative sessions on using transcription interfaces, the Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Todd Schuble, our local expert on spatial analysis software (GIS), will be offering two sessions that will introduce us to the possibilities of linking linguistic and related social data to locationally coded databases. Many databases of demographic and other sociolinguistically relevant information now interface with GIS, providing a great new set of possibilities for sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, dia- and socio-lectology, etc. These two sessions will explore these ways of incorporating spatial analysis into language-focused research.
As before, both sessions will be held in Harper Memorial West Tower, Room 406 (NSIT’s teaching space). They will be held on Thursday, 31 May from 11.30 AM – 1.30 PM and on Friday, 1 June from 1.00 – 3.00 PM. Please make a note of them and plan on attending.