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Once again, the Centre for Citizen Science at the OeAD organized the Citizen Science Award 2019 – and we were on board!

The award offers the possibility to school classes and individuals to take part in research and gain not just knowledge and experience but also win monetary and non-monetary prizes! The most dedicated Citizen Scientists were awarded and rewarded on November 19th, 2019 at the Citizen Science Award-day where there were also guided tours, workshops and hands-on-activities.

Click here to get further general information about the Citizen Science Award.

From the beginning of April until the end of June (4/1/19 - 7/5/19) you could discover the linguistic landscape with us!

The Citizen Science Award-Day took place on November 19th in Vienna.

On this day school classes as well as individuals could take part in guided tours, workshops and presentations from 9a.m. to 3p.m. They also had the possibility to get to know the research institutes and their projects.

The most dedicated citizen scientists were awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research at a festive event at the university of Vienna.

 

What’s fascination about our research? Linguistic landscapes provide information about how people understand and perceive language(s) and variety (or varieties) – dialects, youth language, etc. They show how language is used in Austria and which languages and dialects are written in public space.

The research of the Austrian linguistic landscape offers an insight into the different functions of language: dialect on an advertising poster, official language on an information board, multiple languages in a tourist region – language is deployed purposefully. With the Lingscape-app you can upload pictures and with that contribute to the scientific documentation and analysis of the Austrian linguistic landscape.

Can I still participate? No, the phase of participation of the Citizen Science Award is already over but you can always take part in research with us! You can find further information here.