MODESTYA Group of the University of Santiago de Compostela participates in Perceptual dialectology days

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On 17th and 18th January were held in Santiago de Compostela Perceptual dialectology days, organized by the Network Technology and Data Analysis Language (Tecandali). This multidisciplinary network is coordinated by Professor Francisco Dubert, of the University of Santiago de Compostela, and form research groups of the University of Santiago de Compostela (FILGA, MODESTYA, COGRADE and GSI) and the University of Vigo (GTM and TALG).

From the Statistical Consulting Service Group of the Spanish Network MODESTYA Mathematics - Industry (math-in) is working with the group since 2008 FILGA in the analysis of linguistic data. In this symposium, the researcher María José Ginzo presented an application of statistical techniques for analyzing the results of the perception tests conducted within the project, funded by the MICINN, perceptual study of dialect variation Galician prosody. Through the application of these techniques, it was confirmed from a quantitative point of view the results of the tests conducted were significant and useful for the study of perception.

In this symposium, also reflected the use of statistical techniques applied to linguistic data through a basic statistics course with R. The result of the dissemination by researchers MODESTYA group has been able to perceive the impact of mathematics to value the results obtained in other areas as different as is, in this case, the language. Therefore, we have requested a second edition of this course, more targeted and focused on specific aspects of interest to this discipline.

Also participating in the international symposium AMPER project members, whose primary objective the study and comparison of the different strokes prosodic linguistic varieties within the scope of Romania. The purpose of this project is to produce an atlas prosodic multimedia format available to all users consisting of a series of maps that allow speakers to hear the intonation of different sentence patterns.


  • Xulio Sousa, University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Elisa Fernández Rei, University of Santiago de Compostela
  • María José Ginzo, University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Albert Rilliard, CNRS of France
  • Antonio Romano, Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Lurdes de Castro Moutinho, University of Aveiro
  • Victoria Marrero, UNED

More information: AMPER y Red Tecandali