Workshop „Perspectives on low-resource language varieties“
While most linguistic research deals with data from widespread and well-documented European languages, experts from an increasing variety of disciplines are now working with data from low-resource languages and language varieties across the globe. Many typologists hope that these data will allow for crucial insights into language variation and evolution (e.g. Trudgill 2011). In our workshop, we will bring together researchers with different backgrounds and perspectives on the specific challenges and the unique promises these data hold, to identify common ground and explore the most pressing problems and possible solutions.