The course will give the students a good understanding of how they can go from formulating questions and hypotheses to how they can hope to have their hypotheses tested. The instructors will use their own research as a basis for their lectures. All the instructors are linguists with a strong research background and experience from different kinds of experiments, from advanced online experiments (eye tracking, mouse-tracking, real-time studies) with high technology tools to offline methods (elicitations, interviews) with very little advanced equipment.
Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland), Ronny Meyer (Addis Ababa University), Bjørn Lundquist (UiT–The Arctic University of Norway), Janne Bondi Johannessen (University of Oslo)
The seminar in interactional linguistics, arranged by associate professor Marja Etelämäki, will consist of six meetings in which we will focus on different themes within interactional linguistics. We will decide on the themes together in the first meeting. Before the first meeting, you will get a bibliography where you can choose topics that come close to your own research. The first seminar will be 16 November.