Hamann > Scheer

Unfortunately Silke Hamann can’t make it to Brno, so I will spring in for her 2nd week class. The title of my class is What substance-free phonology means for substance-free phonology, and the abstract & readings (pdfs provided) are on the classes page. Check it out…

Phono theme & lineup

The phonology bit of the EGG is thematic this year, around Substance-Free Phonology: what is it, how does it work, what are its consequences (e.g. regarding naturality, markedness, arbitrariness), what kind of things are present at birth, what are the different versions of SFP, by which properties are they different?

The following teachers will address these issues:

  1. Silke Hamann (U Amsterdam) – one class in week 2
  2. Alex Chabot (Maryland) – two classes, week 1+2
  3. Veno Volenec (Concordia) – two classes, week 1+2
  4. Pavel Iosad (Edinburgh) – one class, week 1
  5. Ollie Sayeed (Pennsylvania) – one class, week 1

P. Iosad’s class will be online (Pavel can’t make it to Brno), all others in person.

Stay tuned for class titles and abstracts…

Practical information – here we go

Here is how online-EGG will work from Monday on (info goes public late, sorry about that):

The kick-off meeting is on Monday, 26 July, at 10:30 CEST (Passcode: 448649). In this meeting, we’ll welcome you all to the summer school and walk you through the infrastructure we’ve set up. There are over 400 people registered… that’s a whole lot and an effect of the virtual venue. We are curious to see how many will actually be online at a given point in time.

Here is the schedule.

Zoom links for classes were sent to the email you registered with.

In Week 2, we’ll also have an Open Podium, an EGG favourite, where students can present some of their work (work in progress or a finished paper), discuss it with  peers and ask for suggestions in the form of Lightning talks! (5 min talk + 5 min questions). 

Class material is available on the “Classes” tab of this site.

Communication outside of classes: we’ve set up a space on GatherTown (password: “Rename Resonant” without quotes), where you can interact (chat and videochat) with other EGGers.

In addition, we set up a space on Matrix (to go you need to sign up), a communication platform similar to Slack and Discord. This space will remain available after the school is over and thus will be available as a platform for attendees and teachers.

pratical information soon here

We are currently fine-tuning the tech for the Egg, the information about the items below will be available here by Friday latest:

  • zoom, gathertown, matrix
  • kick-off meeting Monday July 26th before the first class
  • zoom links for classes
  • certificates

No virtual EGG, see you in Novi Sad next year

We have discussed whether there should be a virtual version of the EGG this year (either synchronous or asynchronous). What you say in the spreadsheet is a mixed bag. An important argument made there, in our view, is the fact that much of the EGG and much of its attractivity lies in extra-classroom interaction. And hence that a virtual EGG wouldn’t be an EGG. We have thus decided not to go virtual.

We have also decided to try to make a copy of the 2020 EGG in 2021: same location, same teachers. Provided, of course, they will be able to come in 2021. Maybe with the same classes for those that had already be announced, but there may be updates, or teachers may change their mind in a year’s time.

So see you all, hopefully, in 2021 in Novi Sad !