GIS Mapping for Linguistic Research
This course will introduce students to maps, mapping, and mapping language data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools. Students will be expected to apply the methods introduced in the course to linguistic data. While emphasis will be placed on sociolinguistic uses of such tools, the methods presented could certainly be applied more broadly. No previous knowledge of GIS techologies required, but having command of basic desktop computer skills and an openness to acquire new skills for research in a computational environment will be beneficial.