Plenary sessions: 1 hour a day four days a week. These will involve a combination of lectures by the workshop staff and presentations/discussion by the workshop participants of the work they are doing. Thursday plenary sessions will consist of presentation of material by workshop participants.
Consultant sessions: Each individual or team who is participating in the workshop will be assigned a consultant early on. The team will meet with their consultant for up to one hour each day to discuss progress on the Grammar Sketch.
The rest of the work day will involve individual research and writing.
Insights from many different theoretical traditions may be employed in the workshop where they are useful, principally Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Role and Reference Grammar. However, this will not be a workshop on linguistic theory. Theory will only be employed as it proves useful to clear, insightful linguistic description.
We are hoping that many SIL and SIL-related entities around the world will encourage and support field linguists who wish to participate in this workshop, as an alternative or supplement to area or entity level workshops.