LIN 392 Analyzing Linguistic data: Assignments


Homeworks are available on Canvas.

Assignments are due at the end of the day on their due date.



Course project information

All course project documents should include information about the following:

  • Motivation: Why is it interesting and important to address this topic?
  • Discussion of the approach
  • Discussion of data used
  • Background concepts
  • Related work

Project proposal

Describe the project, and relevant background. Please discuss the data you will work with. This lets me assess the feasibility of your study -- afterall, you need to be able to obtain your data in a relatively short time span. Please also discuss the statistical analyses you think you will use (knowing that this is subject to change as the project progresses).

Project ideas are discussed in class prior to the project proposal draft due date. Students interested in working in pairs on their projects are welcome to do so, but should discuss this with the instructor.

Requirements:

  • Length: 2 pages (single column, single spaced) + 1 page for references
  • contains at least 4 references
The draft will be evaluated primarily on written expression, coherence of argument, and originality of research topic. Feedback will be given both on writing and content.


Progress report

The progress report is a revision and extension of the proposal. It should take into account all comments given on the proposal. Expect it to require significant rewriting, as opposed to just editing of the proposal. In addition, it should include an update on progress to date.

Requirements:

  • Length: 2-3 pages (single column, single spaced) + 1 page for references
  • contains at least 8 references
It will be graded primarily on written expression, coherence of argument, evidence of progress in implementation and execution, and successful revision of project proposal. Feedback will be given both on writing and content.

Presentation

Each student will give a presentation on his or her project. Requirements:

  • Duration of talk: tba
  • Question period: tba
  • Powerpoint or PDF slides submitted to the instructor by 10:30am on the day of presentation.

The presentation schedule will be given on the schedule page. It will be created by a random shuffle. Students are allowed to swap presentation slots, but need to notify me in advance of the changes.

Project paper

The final report builds on the progress report and presents the project results and conclusions.

Requirements:

  • 8 pages in length (single column, single spaced) +1 page for references
  • contains at least 10 references
The grade will be based on the written report and the final product (program, corpus, etc).

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