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LDSS 2023

Documentation Summer School


JULY 10-14 



University of Naples "L'Orientale" - Naples, Italy




The University of Naples "L'Orientale", in collaboration with the Free University of Bozen, the Ethnorêma Association and the University of Tuscia, is pleased to host the ninth Language Documentation Summer School, to be held in Naples from 10th to 14th July 2023 (previous editions available here).

The Language Documentation Summer School 2023 (LDSS 2023) aims to provide participants with an introduction to the methods and tools of linguistic fieldwork. In both continuity and complementarity with the previous editions (which focused on dialect variation and whose programme can be consulted here), particular attention will be paid to the languages of Africa and Asia.

The programme of the LDSS 2023 will deal with the various methodological aspects of language documentation, presented through concrete case studies by specialists in the field. The lectures will involve discussions of the theory and practice of language documentation, description and revitalisation, also addressing the issues of the ethical aspects of language research and of the collaboration with local communities, and the problems that a researcher may encounter and their possible solutions. Practical training sessions are planned, in which participants will become familiar with the main tools used for collecting, processing and analysing data. These sessions will include as well the participation of two consultants, native speakers of a language from Africa and of a language from Indonesia: the students will thus have the chance to get acquainted with the tools, practices and methods illustrated in the previous sessions.



DAAM Department, University of Naples “L’Orientale”

Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 12 – 80134 – Naples, Italy

Via Nuova Marina, 59 – 80133 – Naples, Italy

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10-14 July 2023