Drongo festival

20140927 At 27 September 2014, the team of the project Maps and Grammar represented the Meertens Institute at the Drongo festival, a yearly Amsterdam meeting of science and culture with the theme multilinguality. At the meeting we presented three interactive online dialect games to the festival audience.

More than forty people played the games and the responses were overwhelmingly positive. The Maps and Grammar lab presentation was recognized as one of the three best labs by the festival jury and the team was awarded with free entry tickets to a local science museum.

Here are the three games (all in Dutch):

  • Game 1: identify origins of dialect speakers by sound
  • Game 2: determine origins of dialect speakers by syntax
  • Game 3: discover language intuitions

The games were developed in the past week especially for the festival but it would be interesting to develop them further for future events and even for collecting research data. Feedback is welcome!

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