Recent Activity: Linguistics Data IG

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

17 Jan 2018

Spam issue path forward

Dear Linguistics IG,
My apologies for the recent spam. The Secretariat has been identifying and removed the spam posts and users as soon as we see them, however in the past few weeks spammers have been using new techniques which we have been underprepared to address. We are working on this issue and will have it resolved as quickly as possible. I won’t bother you all again with notifications, but wanted to share our approach with your group.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and many thanks for your patience!

12 Dec 2017

Austin Principles of Data Citation launched! Thanks and next steps

Dear Linguistics Data Interest Group members,
We’re pleased to announce that the Austin Principles of Data Citation in
Linguistics have now been added as an ‘output’ to the LDIG page. Thanks to
everyone at the 10th Plenary in Montreal, and those who gave feedback
online around that time as well. We’re really pleased with how the current
version looks.
Next Steps
Now that we have the Austin Principles as a resource, the LDIG can work
towards increasing awareness of the principles of good linguistic data

28 Sep 2017

Of possible interest: call for contributions the first editions of Humanités numériques

Hello all,
I think it would be good for the field (and for the data) if more DH
papers focused on data. So I'm disseminating this call for contributions
to the first two issues of /Humanités numériques, /a new French journal
from Humanistica devoted to the use of the digital in the humanities and
social sciences.
Submissions are accepted until December 15, 2017. Read the full appeal

18 Sep 2017

Tuesday 19th September - LDIG meeting at RDA plenary 10 - remote participation welcome

Dear LDIG participants,
The LDIG will hold its first meeting at an RDA plenary, and we have arranged for remote participation if you would like to join us. The meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday 19th September 16:00 - 17:30 Montreal time (Eastern Time Zone).
The remote login can be accessed by using the link on the Workshop page (when logged in):