QwQ 2016

Summer School: “Quantification with Qualification: Creating and exploring language corpora” (QwQ 2016)

Date and venue

August 29th – September 3rd, 2016 | Hotel Mar & Sol, Sao Pedro de Moel / Portugal



CIDLeS – Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation (Portugal)
ELDP – Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, SOAS University of London (UK)

About the Summer School

Over the past 15 years linguists have been collecting language documentation data of endangered languages. The exploration and analysis of the collections have resulted in grammars and publications of linguistic phenomena. More and more linguists would like to explore the power of a quantitative analysis of specific phenomena. While statistic and corpus mining courses are offered in many places, focused courses in corpus development and statistical exploration taking the specific problems of small or skewed collections into account are rare. This summer school, a CIDLeS-ELDP event, will provide a hands on introduction into turning collections into corpora, preparing and cleaning data for quantitative analysis and, for instance, statistical software R data exploration.

Participants are expected to have already collected data and have specific questions they would like to explore. The courses will provide theoretical introductions into the respective area and hands on practice sessions in which the participants will prepare and analyze their own data set.

The number of participants is limited to 25. The minimum number of participants is 15.


Participants have to register by filling out a registration form in which they provide information on their background and interests.

The deadline for registration is May 31st, 2016. The registration is only completed after the payment of a non-refundable 200€ deposit, which is due also until May 31st.


The summer school fee includes materials and coffee breaks during the training. Accommodation is not included. Please check the accommodation packages below.

  • CIDLeS’ members: 650€
  • Students*: 750€
  • Postdocs*: 850€
  • Normal fee (university staff & others): 950€

*Please send a copy of your student ID or other document that proves your student / postdoc status to info@cidles.eu immediately after the registration.

CIDLeS member fee is available to everyone who is a member of the Centre or would like to become one. To register for QwQ at a CIDLeS member rate, membership dues must have been paid prior to the deadline (March 31st 2016).

Become a member: http://www.cidles.eu/become-a-member/

Participants must pay a non-refundable 200€ deposit until May 31st 2016 to hold their space in QwQ 2016. The deposit will be applied to the cost of QwQ fee, the balance of which is due on June 15th 2016.

Accommodation packages

Hotel Mar & Sol in Sao Pedro de Moel, where the event will take place, has a special accommodation package for QwQ participants. The package includes 7 nights (check-in: August 28th 2016 / check-out: September 4th 2016) and breakfast. All packages depend on the availability of the hotel. We book for you. The payment should be done at the hotel. You can choose your package in the registration form.

Single room (only breakfast): 350€
Double room (only breakfast): 504€* (price per room/2 pax)

*If you choose the double room package, please indicate the name of the other person/participant who will share the room with you.

Organizing Team

Felix Rau, CIDLeS / University of Cologne
Mandana Seyfeddinipur, ELDP – SOAS University of London
Peter Bouda, CIDLeS
Rita Pedro, CIDLeS
Vera Ferreira, CIDLeS

Important Dates

Deadline for registration: May 31st, 2016
Deadline for payment of deposit: May 31st, 2016
Deadline for remaining fee payment: June 15th, 2016

For more information, please contact info@cidles.eu.