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October 2018 LIP

Where does this sentence come from? Citing linguistic data

Discussion led by: Lauren Gawne (La Trobe University, and the Research Data Alliance's Linguistics Data Interest Group)

Linguists rely on data to form analyses of how language works, and use examples to illustrate this analysis. While we agree there is basic best practice for citing examples from existing publications, there is still no consistent standard for citing primary data (Berez-Kroeker, et al., 2018). In this LIP discussion, we'll talk about the importance of citing data for the original research, subsequent analysis and community uses of linguistic data. Using the Austin Principles of Data Citation, a position statement from over 40 linguists, as a basis of the discussion, we'll discuss the current state of research data management, and how linguistics can move towards data citation standards.

Long read: Berez-Kroeker, Andrea, et al. 2018. Reproducible Research in linguistics: A position statement on data citation and attribution in our field. Linguistics 56(1): 1-17. [OA article]

Short read: The Austin Principles of Data Citation in Linguistics [Website]


Date:      Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Time:       6:00 - 8:00 pm

Venue:     Sun Ra Room

              Longplay Bar  NOTE NEW VENUE

Address: 318 St Georges Road North Fitzroy 3068



LIP is an occasional gathering of language activists and linguists in Melbourne and is coordinated by the MLIP committee: Ruth Singer, Rosey Billington, Jill Vaughan (Melbourne Uni), Lauren Gawne, Mijke Mulder (LaTrobe Uni), Jonathan Schlossberg (Monash Uni) and Andrew Tanner (RNLD).