Recent Activity: Linguistics Data IG

19 Jun 2020

RDA for Social Sciences & Humanities - RDA EU Ambassadors webinar 25 June at 15:30 CEST

Dear all,
We would like to invite you to join us for an RDA Europe Ambassadors for Social Sciences & Humanities webinar on the 25 June 2020 at 15:30 CEST.
Ricarda Braukmann and Rene van Horik, RDA Europe Ambassadors for the Social Sciences and Humanities, will discuss the value of the Research Data Alliance for the SSH and how to best navigate the opportunities offered by this global data community.

17 Mar 2020

Deadline suspended - March 2020 online asynchronous meeting of the RDA Linguistics Data Interest Group (LDIG)

Dear LDIG members,
After a brief consultation, the co-chairs of the LDIG have decided to
suspend the deadline for this meeting for now, and we'll let you know of a
new deadline when we reconvene in a few weeks.
In the meantime, if you find it soothing to ponder data as a distraction
from the world, please feel free to continue to share your thoughts in the
virtual meeting document linked below.
All the best,
Helene, Lauren and Andrea
Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker
Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies

05 Sep 2019

Draft V2: Recommendations for citing research data in linguistics

Dear LDIG members,

We are happy to announce that we have finished drafting a second version of the recommendations for citing research data in linguistics. These reflect edits made after the RDA plenary during the LDIG session on Wednesday 3 April 2019, and we want to thank those of you who engaged in this discussion.

Before we submit them for consideration as a Supporting Output, we invite everybody receiving the link to this document to read and comment the recommendations. Deadline: Sunday October 6.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


24 Jan 2019

RDA P13 Session Accepted - Linguistics Data IG: Citation of research data for linguistic publications

Dear group,
Congratulations! Your session application - Linguistics Data IG:
Citation of research data for linguistic publications - has been
approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 13 Programme.  Please
consider this your official notification of acceptance.
The detailed Plenary 13 programme will be published online by 11
February, 2019, and your scheduled session time will be published in the
programme. The programme will also include the link to your meeting web

10 Aug 2018

Registered Reports_Re: [linguistics_data] Of Interest: Registered Reports in Linguistics, an open initiative

Dear Lauren and all
An important initiative, many thanks.
I wanted to add that *Language Learning* accepts Registered Reports and we
have several such manuscripts in our pipeline. The journal publishes
research on the learning of languages (first, second, Lx) from all
theoretical perspectives. We are keen to receive manuscripts with strong
linguistics underpinnings (*Google Scholar *ranking in Language &
Linguistics #2; *ISI 5 yr* ranking in Linguistics: 7/176).
For more information, please see:
a short Editorial

09 Aug 2018

Of Interest: Registered Reports in Linguistics, an open initiative

Dear LDIG members,
Timo Roettger of Northwestern University has put together an initiative to encourage more linguistics journals to adopt Registered Reports (RRs).
You can read more about the initiative, and participate, by going to this Google Sheets document:
From the document:

16 Apr 2018

Of interest: Cross Linguistic Data Formats

LDIG members Simon Greenhill and Robert Forkel (Max Planck Institute for
the Science of Human History, Jena) share the following message and the
attached paper on Cross Linguistic Data Formats. They invite LDIG members
to either comment here or visit the github repository
to comment, where any discussions become
open and archived with the CLDF documentation for posterity!
We’ve been thinking hard about how best to store cross-linguistic data that
follows best practices.

16 Apr 2018

Of interest: Transparency and replication in Applied Linguistics

LDIG member Emma Marsden (University of York) shares the following message
and the attached papers on the subject of reproducible research methods in
applied linguistics. Please feel free to comment here, and to visit the IRIS
We wondered if you might be interested in some relevant initiatives and
publications within the close sister discipline of applied linguistics?
1) The repository IRIS, which began in 2011 at the

07 Mar 2018

Data citation and metadata standards in linguistics: Asynchronous meeting invitation

Dear LDIG members,
We are holding the second online asynchronous meeting of the Linguistics Data Interest Group (LDIG) from today until March 16. We hope to hold these meetings 2-4 times a year, as a way for you to help shape the direction of the group and its work, and to ensure the experiences of a wide range of linguists are reflected in the LDIG outputs.

17 Jan 2018

New Publication - Reproducible research in linguistics: A position statement on data citation and attribution in our field

Dear LDIG Members,
Happy new year to all! We have a few pieces of LDIG-related news to share.
First, we would like to draw your attention to a new publication that was
part of the founding motivation for setting up the Linguistics Data
Interest group.
*Reproducible research in linguistics: A position statement on data
citation and attribution in our field*
The abstract is below. The article is Open Access, so please share with