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Humanities and linguistics: cross disciplinary methodologies

Sciences humaines et sociales, sciences du langage : méthodologies transversales

Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Ciencias del Lenguaje : métodos transversales

Scienze sociali, Scienze del linguaggio : metodologie trasversali

Ciências sociais e Ciências da linguagem : metodologias transversais

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Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by João Fernandes

Summary

This symposium aims to question the critical use of cross-cutting methodologies in the fieldsof humanities and linguistics, the exchanges and practices of pluri-, inter- or transdisciplinarity between this research fields. The papers will question to what extent one's research topics required the use of cross-cutting methodologies; how the use of these methodologies shed a new light on these topics.

Announcement

Argument

This symposium aims to question the critical use of cross-cutting methodologies in the fields of humanities and linguistics. Indeed, in order to give a better account of complex traditional topics such as education, work, family, migration, or to study more recent topics such as the Internet, social networks or gender, scholars started to resort more and more to pluri-, trans- and interdisciplinary approaches. Thus, young scholars tend sometimes to search outside of their own disciplines for varied and complementary methodologies.

Some cross-cutting methodologies are already firmly established in linguistics as well as in other disciplines of the humanities: thus, for instance, corpora analyses and studies in lexicology, far from being limited to linguists, are used in diverse disciplines such as philosophy, history or communication. Besides, the use of ethnographic fieldwork in many disciplines contributed to thereorganization of disciplinary fields and to the creation of mixed disciplines such as sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics or linguistic anthropology.

In the same way as cross-cutting methodologies can be used for data collection, scholars often use tools that were initially created in other disciplines in order to analyze their own corpus. Thus, transcription programs and software for lexicology or discourse analysis are used in different disciplines of the humanities. Besides, new tools have been created for transdisciplinary research.

These methodological choices, beyond their heuristic function, show the need for new theoretical reflections. Moreover, they encourage us to question not only the input, the issues and the perspectives of cross-cutting approaches, but also the possible limits or difficulties that can occur for scholars who want to use these diverse methodologies. Among these difficulties, we can mention both the issue of training for the use of methodologies which are different from our own disciplinary field, and the issue of legitimacy in using them in our research, in an environment where the questioning of disciplinary boundaries is not self-evident.

Therefore, we would like that papers revolve around these topics mentioned before (gathering and analysis of data, questioning of disciplinary boundaries) and question: to what extent one's research topics required the use of cross-cutting methodologies; how the use of these methodologies shed a new light on these topics.

Scientific Board

Michelle Auzanneau, Sémir Badir, Cécile Canut, Christine Deprez, Alexandra Filhon, Clara Keating, Alice Krieg-Planque, Bernard Lahire, Deirdre Meintel, Carola Mick, Victor Pereira da Rosa, Véronique Perry, François de Singly, Jan Spurk, Daniel Véronique, Patricia Von Munchow.

Event Committee

Jéssica Barraza Bizama, Shimeen-Khan Chady, Alice Coutant, Alexandra Piesen, Fabio Scetti, Suzie Telep. École doctorale 180, Université Paris Descartes.

Schedule

  • Deadline for submissions of abstracts: May 31, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2015
  • Deadline for registration: September 30, 2015
  • Conference takes place on December 10-11, 2015

Proposals

The two categories for proposals are oral presentations or posters. Proposals have to be in French or English. Oral presentations will last a total of 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). Posters have to be in A1 or A0 format.

Submission of proposals

Deadline for submitting proposals is

May 31, 2015.

Abstracts will be sent by email at colloquesdlshs2015@gmail.com.
The message will be composed of two Word files.
The first file, entitled « LAST NAME – first name - information », will contain the name of the author and his/her address, his/her institutional affiliation, his/her discipline, his/her last degree (and the year of PhD for PhD students), the provisional title of the paper and the considered format (oral presentation or poster).
The second file, entitled « LAST NAME – first name – abstract », will contain the abstract and its provisional title, five key words and an indicative bibliography (five references maximum). This document will be one page, in letter type Times New Roman, 12, line space 1,5, with a justified text on the right and on the left sides.

Registration is free but required for participants, and has to be made at colloquesdlshs2015@gmail.com

Places

  • Amphithéâtre Durkheim, Sorbonne - 1 rue Victor Cousin
    Paris, France (75005)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, May 31, 2015Sunday, May 31, 2015

Keywords

  • épistémologie, méthodes, méthodologies, sciences humaines et sociales, linguistique, sciences du langage, interdisciplinarité, transdisciplinarité, pluridisciplinarité

Contact(s)

  • Alice Coutant
    courriel : colloquesdlshs2015 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Alice Coutant
    courriel : colloquesdlshs2015 [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Humanities and linguistics: cross disciplinary methodologies », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015Wednesday, May 20, 2015, https://calenda.org/328567

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