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Humanities and Linguistics: Cross Disciplinary Methodologies

Sciences humaines et sociales, sciences du langage : méthodologies transversales

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Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

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 inter- disciplinary approaches. Thus, young scholars tend sometimes to search outside of their own disciplines for varied and complementary methodologies. Therefore, contributions 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.

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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 inter- disciplinary 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, papers will 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.

Places

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

Date(s)

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • Friday, December 11, 2015Friday, December 11, 2015

Keywords

  • interdisciplinarité, transdisciplinarité

Contact(s)

  • Alice Coutant
    courriel : colloquesdlshs2015 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Fabio Scetti
    courriel : colloqueshssdl2015 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

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

To cite this announcement

« Humanities and Linguistics: Cross Disciplinary Methodologies », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015Thursday, November 19, 2015, https://calenda.org/347316

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