During the break, form a group of 3-4 people who are interested in discussing the same methodological issue. Try to have diverse membership (faculty/students, language families, institutions). Tell Steven so it can be added to the list. E.g.
- How much of the tone system do you need to know before moving on? Emiliana, Bert, Keren, Maria
- What is the goal, and how does it affect the methodology? (academic vs development) How useful is the technology? What role does it play? John, Alexis, Dafydd, J-B, Jonathan, Graham
- What do we need to believe in analysis? What do you need in order to have confidence in the description? Can we devise a systematic procedure for discovering the tone system? How much do we iterate through the same materials? How much do you revisit the materials after you have a working analysis for them? Larry, Keith, Chundra, Fanny, Jeff
- How abstract do we get, how quickly? How much phonetic detail do we include in the initial transcriptions? Tony, Ian, Kristine, David K, David S, Mark, Martine
- What do Africanists vs East Asianists know (and never write down) that others don't? Jiahong, Jim, Florian, Heriberto, Boyd
- What should we record and how should we use the recordings in our subsequent work? Lev, Liberty, Tyler, Alan, Steven
At the end of the break, all the groups will be announced here. Unassigned people free to join groups.
45 minutes to discuss
* identify a scribe who can edit the web page
* articulate the issue (write a concise statement)
* explain why it is an issue
* make some recommendations, add them to the web page
* identify a spokesperson
45 minutes of reporting back