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Important information on registration to the courses organized by NTNU

Students must register in two different places: 

1) For use of LingPhil administration, all participants (Both NTNU and external students) register in Wufoo registration form (deadline is spesified on each course description).

2) To gain NTNU credits

For courses in autumn 2017, Søknadsweb/Studweb is open for registretion from June 15 - September 15.

Note also that courses arranged before September 15 have different deadlines.

 

LingPhil PhD Courses in 2017

 


Studying Bilingualism (11 - 12 December 2017- tentative))

Studying Bilingualism

Course code: SPRÅK8867 (Methods of Linguistics 5 (LingPhil)

  • Time: Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 December 2017 (tentative)
  • Place: Campus Dragvoll, NTNU Trondheim, room TBA
  • Course instructor: Dr Thomas Bak (University of Edinburgh)
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
    • Requirements
      • Students will be required to select a research paper and critically resent its findings and implications
      • Cover selected readings received prior to the course
  • Responsible instituion: NTNU
  • Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova

    Registration

    Please remember that you must register in two different places;

    For all participants (Both NTNU and external students)                                                       

    Registration form (for use of LingPhil administration). Deadline: September 15, 2017

  • For participants from other institutions / External students

    Register on Søknadsweb to gain NTNU credits (Read information here). Deadline: September 15, 2017

  • For NTNU students

    Register on StudWeb, Deadline: September 15, 2017


    Course Description

The course will provide PhD fellows with an update on current controversies in the study of bilingualism arising from sampling, socio-economic, linguistic, age and other differences. Students will receive hands-on instruction in how to design studies that avoid confounds with numerous examples from current research.

From Scientist's Mind to the Journal: A Guided Tour through the Implementation of Experimental Designs and Use of Advanced Statistics (20 - 22 November 2017)

From Scientist's Mind to the Journal: A Guided Tour through the Implementation of Experimental Designs and Use of Advanced Statistics

Course code: SPRÅK8897 (Methods of Linguistics 8 (LingPhil)

  • Time:  20 -22 November 2017 (2 1/2 days) 
  • Place: Campus Dragvoll, NTNU Trondheim, room TBA
  • Course instructor: Dr. Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, Group Leader at BCBL, Multilingual Literacy research group
  • Credits: 3 ECTS 
  • Responsible instituion: NTNU
  • Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova

 

Registration

Please remember that you must register in two different places;

For all participants (Both NTNU and external students)                                                       

Registration form (for use of LingPhil administration). Deadline: September 15, 2017

  • For participants from other institutions / External students

    Register on Søknadsweb to gain NTNU credits (Read information here). Deadline: September 15, 2017

  • For NTNU students

    Register on StudWeb, Deadline: September 15, 2017


    Course Description

  • NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 3 (2 1/2 days)

  • NUMBER OF HOURS PER SESSION/DAY: 4 hours (including breaks)

In this course the students will be guided through the process of implementing a scientific idea in the format of a sound and coherent experiment in cognitive science of language processing. To this end, the students will first discuss a basic idea that could be implemented and will determine the factorial design that better fits the needs. Once a design is selected, the different materials will be created and the groups of items will be matched in different properties using basic statistical approaches. With the whole list of final materials ready, the students will then learn to program the experiment in a platform, and to this end a basic training on Experiment Builder (SR-Research, Ontario) will be provided. After the first implementation and debugging, a data collection phase will start and the students will collect real data from a reduced sample of participants, with the aim of using real-world data to perform a series of statistical analyses that are of common use among researchers in cognitive science. The students will run a series of analysis of variance and they will also implement different regression models to get the most of the data from different statistical perspectives. To this end, the students will learn how to analyze the data using the latest software in this regard (the JAMOVI and JASP platforms), which also provide a window into Bayesian Null Hypothesis Testing.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Grad and post-grad students with modest/little knowledge of statistics.

PRELIMINARY KNOWLEDGE: No prior specific knowledge is needed. The course will consist of a step-by-step guide that can be easily followed by anyone.

NEEDED SOFTWARE:

http://www.sr-research.com/eb.html

http://osdoc.cogsci.nl/

https://www.jamovi.org/

https://jasp-stats.org/

Research Paper Publishing (25 - 27 October)

Research Paper Publishing

Course code: SPRÅK8895

  • Time:  25 -27 October 2017 
  • Place: Campus Dragvoll, NTNU Trondheim, room TBA
  • Course instructor:  Professor Shanley Allen, University of Kaiserlautern, Germany
  • Credits: 5 ECTS (cannot be included in the obligatory training)
  • Responsible instituion: NTNU
  • Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova

 

Registration

Please remember that you must register in two different places;

For all participants (Both NTNU and external students)                                                       

Registration form (for use of LingPhil administration). Deadline: September 15, 2017

The course will provide students with advanced skills in producing publishable research papers and build awareness of quality standards in academic work. Training will be provided in assessing the quality and suitability of various research paper outlets (e.g., journal ranking, impact factors, open access standards). Participants will also receive training in transferable skills, such as communicating scientific results to the general non-expert public.

Program

Eye Tracking in Linguistic Research (9 - 11 October 2017)

Eye Tracking in Linguistic Research

  • Time:  9 - 11 October 2017 
  • Place: UiT, room TBA
  • Course instructors: Assistant Professor Akira Omaki, University of Washington, Researcher Sol Lago, University of Potsdam
  • Credits: 5 ECTS 
    • Requirements:
  • Complete assigned readings before and during the course
  • Attend all lectures
  • Write a detailed description of an eye tracking experiment that relates to the student’s PhD topic. The description should include a description of the material that could be used, the group of speakers that should be tested, and most importantly, what research question the eye tracking experiment could answer.
  • Responsible instituion: UiT/ NTNU
  • Course organizers:  Björn Lundquist, UiT The Arctic University of Norway & Dave Kush, NTNU

Registration

TBA


Course Description

TBA

The Importance of the Input in Additional Language Acquisition (18 - 20 September 2017)

The  Importance of the Input in Additional Language Acquisition

Course code: SPRÅK8878 - Linguistic Theory 5 (LingPhil)

  • Time: Monday 18 – Wednesday 20, September 2017
  • Place: Campus Dragvoll, NTNU Trondheim, room TBA
  • Course instructors: Professor Roumyana Slabakova, University of Southampton & Professor Jason Rothman, University of Reading
  • Credits: 5 ECTS
    • 2 ECTS for Reading before and during the course, as assigned by instructors, Submitting one research question in writing after each lecture, and Attending all lectures
    • 3 ECTS for writing a 2000-word essay on an assigned topic following the course

Note that one cannot submit essay without participating in course activities.


Registration

Please remember that you must register in two different places;

For all participants (Both NTNU and external students)                                                       

Registration form (for use of LingPhil administration) Deadline September 7, 2017

For participants from other institutions / External students

Register on Søknadsweb to gain NTNU credits (Read information here), Deadline September 15, 2017

For NTNU students

Register on StudWeb, Deadline September 15, 2017


Course summary

This course will place the linguistic environment (also known as comprehensible input, positive evidence, naturalistic input) at the heart of language acquisition. For statistical learning approaches to language acquisition (such as connectionism, emergentism), input is either the only (truly linguistic) condition for language acquisition or by far the most essential. For generative approaches, it is a necessary, but crucially not an isolated sufficient condition. In this course, we will describe how input interacts with other factors, such as Universal Grammar, the social milieu, effects from previous language transfer/cross-linguistic influence and teaching, in language development. The study of bilingual children acquiring two languages simultaneously provides researchers with a natural experiment: understanding how a grammar can be acquired under (roughly) half the input that monolingual children receive. The study of naturalistic versus classroom second language learners brings in another perspective: can explicit teaching make up for input considerably lower in quantity in comparison to children acquiring their native language or, in certain respect, might it hinder as much as it helps. If so, how can this be ameliorated?

The course will examine the linguistic input from two main perspectives:

1) LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE: Is frequency in the input important, to what degree?

2) INSTRUCTIONAL PERSPECTIVE: The Input Hypothesis (Krashen), The Interaction Hypothesis (Long), Processing Instruction (VanPatten)

Prior Structure in Language Acquisition: A Consensus Workshop (August 31 - September 1, 2017)

Prior Structure in Language Acquisition: A Consensus Workshop

Course code: SPRÅK8896 - Linguistic Theory 7 (LingPhil)

  • Time:  August 31 - September 1, 2017
  • Place: Campus Dragvoll, NTNU Trondheim, room TBA
  • Course instructors/Speakers: David Adger, Queen Mary University, London; Jennifer Culbertson, University of Edinburgh; Adele Goldberg, Princeton University; Simon Kirby, University of Edinburgh; Ianthi Tsimpli, University of Cambridge; Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania

In addition, Alex Clark (King’s College London) will be giving a paper.

  • Credits: 3 ECTS
    • Requirements
      • Attend all parts of the event and actively take part in discussions.
      • Write a 2000-word essay on the topic of the workshop, based on discussions that emerge during the workshop (with a reading list to be approved by the organizers).
  • Responsible instituion: NTNU
  • Course organizers: Terje Lohndal & Giosuè Baggio

    Registration

    Please remember that you must register in two different places;

    For all participants (Both NTNU and external students)                                                       

    Registration form (for use of LingPhil administration), Deadline August 7, 2017

    For participants from other institutions / External students

    Register on Søknadsweb to gain NTNU credits (Read information here, Deadline August 7, 2017

    For NTNU students

    Register on StudWeb, Deadline August 7, 2017


Course Description

In recent years, research in the language sciences has been revitalized by the emergence of novel research programs and by the radical reconfiguration of some existing ones. More compact characterizations of Universal Grammar have been produced in parallel with alternative frameworks in the theory of grammar and language learning. Modelling techniques such as Bayesian probability and game theory have been applied in computational and experimental work on language learning, processing and transmission, generating new problems and results. Cognitive neuroscience, genetics and comparative ethology are changing our understanding of the biological preconditions of language. Finally, technological advances such as deep learning are bringing neural networks back to the fore. None of these projects views language as the effect of the environment on a blank slate, but they differ as to the nature and scope of the prior structure that enables language learning in humans.

The aim of the Workshop is to explore the possibility that a common core of learning principles, constraints or mechanisms exists, shared by all or most of these different approaches to language. Specifically, we will bring together scholars from different sub-disciplines of the language sciences and from different research traditions in search for consensus on what kind of prior structure enables first language acquisition, and on what may be its evolutionary origins.

Language Acquisition: Insights from Special Populations and Special Processes (21 - 23 August 2017)

Language Acquisition: Insights from Special Populations and Special Processes

Course code: SPRÅK8875 -  Linguistic Theory 2 (LingPhil)

  • Time: Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 2017
  • Place: Campus Dragvoll, NTNU Trondheim, room TBA
  • Course instructors: Professor Inge-Marie Eigsti & Professor James S. Magnuson, Department of Psychological Sciences, Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Credits: 5 ECTS
    • Requirements
      • Reading before and during the course
      • Presenting a research paper from the reading list in plenum (day 3) 
  • Responsible instituion: NTNU
  • Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova

    Registration

    Please remember that you must register in two different places;

    For all participants (Both NTNU and external students)                                                       

    Registration form (for use of LingPhil administration) Deadline August 7, 2017

    For participants from other institutions / External students

    Register on Søknadsweb to gain NTNU credits (Read information here), Deadline August 21, 2017 

    For NTNU students

    Register on StudWebDeadline August 21, 2017


Course Description

The course will provide students with and update in paradigms for the study of language competences and skills, such as standardised tests, the Visual World paradigm (combined with eye-tracking), EEG/ERPs, with an emphasis on off-line and on-line measures and how they align.

Syllabus

 

 

The Norwegian Summer Institute on Language and Mind (1 - 11 August 2017)

The Norwegian Summer Institute on Language and Mind

  • Time: Tuesday 1st August – Friday 11th August, 2017
  • Place: University of Oslo, Blindern campus; room to be announced
  • Course instructors: Nicholas Allott, University of Oslo, Sarah Allred, Rutgers, Janet Dean Fodor, City University of New York, Steven Gross, John Hopkins, etc.
  • Credits: 5 ECTS
  • Responsible instituion: University of Oslo
  • Organizers: Senior lecturer Nicholas Allott, University of Oslo
    Professor Carsten Hansen, University of Oslo
    Professor Terje Lohndal, NTNU & UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    Professor Georges Rey, University of Maryland at College Park

    Registration

Please note that there are limited places on the summer institute.  Go to Course website for registration and more information.


Course Description 

Theme 2017: Cognition and Computation

The primary aim of the institute is to bring graduate students (MA-level and doctoral researchers) up to date with developments in the intersection of work on language and mind by presenting classes with leading researchers in the relevant fields. These will include linguists open to philosophical issues, and philosophers focused on linguistics and the cognitive sciences.

 

Methods in Advanced Experimental Research (29 - 31 March 2017)

Methods in Advanced Experimental Research

Course code: SPRÅK 8864 - Methods of Linguistics 2 (LingPhil)

  • Time: Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 March, 2017
  • Place: Campus Dragvoll, NTNU Trondheim, room 3432
  • Course instructor: Professor David Saldaña, University of Seville
  • Credits: 7,5 ECTS. 5 ECTS for attendance and presentation of own project design during the course + 2.5 ECTS for submitting a 2000 word paper after the course.
  • Responsible instituion: NTNU
  • Organizer: Mila Vulchanova

Registration

Please remember that you must register in two different places;

For all participants (Both NTNU and external students)                                                       

Registration form (for use of LingPhil administration) Deadline March 3, 2017

For participants from other institutions / External students

Register on Søknadsweb (to gain NTNU credits Read information hereSøknadsweb is open for registration from March 23rd - 29th.   

For NTNU students

Register on StudWeb


Course summary

This course is aimed to provide students with background knowledge of designing and conducting empirical research producing reliable and valid results in language-development research. The first part of the course will provide an introduction to selecting variables, choosing a paradigm and methodology, experiment and nonexperimental design, and preparation for running a study. Ethical issues in research will also be addressed.


 Course content

  1. Defining your study: aims, hypotheses, variables, design, and ethics

  2. Experimental design.

  3. Nonexperimental research design.

  4. Collecting your data: participants, group selection, instruments and techniques.

 Program and reading list

Other Courses 


Summer School

LingPhil Summer School 2017


Master Class

Nina Schjetne, UiB, February 23, 2017

Sigrid Ørevik, UiB, March 02, 2017

Brita Ramsevik Riksem, NTNU, March 24, 2017

Martina Micai, NTNU/University of Seville, March 31, 2017

Claudia Foster Hegrenæs, NHH, April 4, 2017


NoSlip Conference

Nest NoSlip 2018, Oslo

NoSlip 2016 Trondheim

NoSlip 2015 Tromsø


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