PhD-course - Introduction to animal linguistics
This course, by PhD Mélissa Berthet, Ecole Normale Supérieure, aims to provide students with basic knowledge in order to understand and conduct research on animal linguistics. We will focus on the basic theoretical concepts of physics, anatomy, ethology and linguistics that are relevant to the field of animal linguistics. Furthermore, this course will introduce (i) how to design an experiment, (ii) data collection techniques and methodology, (iii) methodology of data processing, with a practical course on the Praat and Elan software and (iv) data analysis methods.
Day 1: Foundational concepts in animal vocalization research: what are the properties of sound, what is a vocalization, how and why should we do research on animal vocalizations?
Day 2: Practical component of the course: presentation of methodological tools: acoustic analyses (Praat) and coding of animal videos (Elan)
Day 3: How to apply basic concepts in linguistics to the study of animal vocalizations.
For more information and to sign up for the course, go to the course page.