Workshop update

Our reported speech workshop in Helsinki is gradually drawing closer and we’d like to share some preliminary information about the programme.

The venue for (most of) the workshop will be the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced studies at the university’s city centre campus, which offers both great facilities for presentations and an excellent environment for discussion.

Because, apart from sharing data, a primary aim of the workshop is to share ideas we have sketched a programme that leaves plenty of room for questions, conversation and debate: apart from those of you who have requested an hour for your presentation/data session we have slotted 45 minutes for everyone. You are entirely free to decide how to fill this time: you may choose to prepare a rather traditional conference presentation, run over a few fragments from a transcript/ELAN file or even just show a particularly tricky example and open the floor for discussion. We would like to minimize movement between talks, which means that we should be able to treat the schedule with some flexibility. If we run out of conversation topics before the 45 minutes are up, we’ll have an early coffee. But we hope that this set up will allow us to really explore the phenomenon of reported speech in as much detail and from as many angles as possible.

Please find the preliminary programme here: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/speech-representation/workshop2020/programme/ . If you spot any errors in your information listed (name, affiliation, subject language) thank you in advance for letting us know. Please also contact us if you would like to change your proposed slot (either to a different day in the programme or to a different length).

For catering purposes we would also like to ask you to register here by the 11th of March: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/103517/lomake.html (if you fill in a title for your talk on the form we will update this on the programme, but you are welcome to leave this field empty).

We have been drafting a questionnaire that could guide some of the discussion of the data. It is still evolving but we will share the first version with you next week. By then we also hope to have finalised the programme.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us anytime. We hope you have managed to book accommodation by now as well, but if not, also feel free to contact us for suggestions.

We look forward to welcoming you in Helsinki next month!

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