PhD training session: Theory construction and theory comparison

Posted on January 15, 2008 by

Details of the 21 January training session for PhD students in the department on “Theory construction and theory comparison” are out, and available here. The lineup includes:

  • 9.30 ‘Theory, theories and metatheory’ (Nigel Vincent)
  • 10.25 ‘Constructions as theoretical constructs’ (Eva Schultze-Berndt)
  • 11.10 coffee
  • 11.30 ‘The nature of evidence in linguistics: Corpus data, field data, elicited data and “invented” data’ (John Payne)
  • 12.15 ‘Theory-internal versus theory-external explanations: The formalist-functionalist debate’ (Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero)
  • 1.00 finish

Looks like it should be a thought-provoking morning!