Courses and Events

Supervisor seminar 2018

When: February 26-27

Where: Scandic Nidelven, Trondheim

We start with lunch at 11.30 on Feb. 26th (Nidelven) and finish at 14.00 (after lunch on Feb. 27th). Accommodation has been booked for travelling participants in Nidelven hotel.

LingPhil will cover the accommodation and travel costs.

Registration deadline: January 20, 2018

Register here

Please observe that registration is binding.

The topic of this year's Supervisor Seminar is the final part of the PhD process, i.e., the last half year or so before the dissertation should be completed and handed in. This is a critical part, which often involves a lot of stress and hard work for the candidate. We know that many candidates struggle to complete their project on time, and this seminar will discuss what the candidate can do, what the supervisors can do, and what the university can do to help the candidate finish. In particular, we would like to get different experiences on the table, as we know that candidates differ a lot in terms of how they work and what they need.

The seminar will feature several speakers who will share their experiences. We would also like to include at least one former PhD student who will share his/her experiences. There will also be a panel discussion.


Program (Presentations and discussions will be in Norwegian and English)

Monday February 26

12:00-13:00  Lunch

13:00-13:30  Opening and Introductions

13:30-15:00  Linda Fluge: Hvordan veilede stipendiaten innspurten av doktorgradsarbeidet: stressrelasjoner og motivasjon   

15:00-15:30  Break

15:30-16:15  Vice Dean for Research, Professor Tor Grande, NTNU: Supervision through the final stage of a PhD study: Experiences with candidates in natural sciences

16:15-17:00  Vice Dean for Research, Professor Bjørn Kåre Myskja, NTNU: What can and should the faculty do when the candidate reports supervision problems?

17:00-18:00  Professor Aksel Tjora, NTNU: Getting involved and keeping a distance: the supervisor as a manager, assistant, co-author and friend

19:00            Dinner


Tuesday February 27

09:00-09:45  Advisor Karin Hansen, Faculty of Humanities, NTNU: The HR perspective

09:45-10:30  Signe Rix Berthelin, NTNU: The view from a graduated PhD candidate

10:30-11:00  Break

11:00-12:00  Plenary discussion

12:00-13:00  Lunch and Goodbye


Organizing committee: Mila Vulchanova, Terje Lohndal, Valentin Vulchanov, Agata Bochynska

LingPhil PhD Courses in 2018

Electrophysiology of the Mind and Language Processing (15-19 January 2018)

Course code: SPRÅK8868 Methods of Linguistics 6 (LingPhil)

Time: January 15-19th, 2018

Place: NTNU – Trondheim

Credits: 5 ECTS

Course Instructor: Viktória Havas, PhD

Course organisers: Prof. Mila Vulchanova & Prof. Giosuè Baggio

Responsible institution: NTNU


1) For use of LingPhil administration all students register here.  Deadline: January 07, 2018

2) To gain NTNU credits Register on Søknadsweb  (Read information here). Deadline:January 07, 2018


Course description

The techniques of EEG/ERP (electroencephalogram and event-related potentials) are widely used in the field of psycholinguistics. They are increasingly used to bear on theory selection in linguistics as well.  The aim of this course is twofold: teaching students about the connection between brain physiology and linguistics so that they can design their own experiments and analyse the collected data, and giving students useful tools to read and interpret scientific papers in the realm of neurolinguistics. Whatever the research interest of the student, neurolinguistics is an ever-growing field with more and more studies published each month, therefore, it is useful for PhD students in linguistics and philology to have the necessary tools to understand scientific papers of this kind. We seek to provide PhD students an insight into the basic principles of brain electrophysiology and imaging techniques with a special focus on EEG (electroencephalogram) and ERPs (event-related potentials). The course will provide both theoretical and practical information that is essential for a better scientific understanding of language.

Course plan and Reading list

Studying writing using online methods (13-16 March 2018)

Course code: SPRÅK8863 Methods of Linguistics (LingPhil)

Time: March 13-16, 2018

Place: NTNU, Campus Dragvoll

Credits: 5 ECTS

Course instructor: Dr Victoria Johansson, Lund University

Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova

Responsible institution: NTNU


1) For use of LingPhil administration all students register here.  Deadline: February 15, 2018

2) To gain NTNU credits Register on Søknadsweb  (Read information here). Deadline: February 15, 2018

Course description


- To give the participant a theoretical background to the use of online methods for studying writing processes

- To give the participant a short overview of on what theoretical foundations online methods are used, and how these may differ depending on theoretical background

– To give the participant a short overview of general findings in the area

– To give the participant practical hands on-experience on keystroke logging (using two well established programs in the area), including both recording and analysing practices

– To let the participant discuss and methodologically evaluate different on-line methods, such as keystroke logging, think aloud protocols, triple and dual tasks, and retrospective interviews.

– To introduce the participant to a wide range of possibilities to explore writin process data from different perspectives and prepare them for further analyses

– To give the participand methodological training in designing a proposal for investigating writing processes using online methods.


Course plan and Reading list

The Scandinavian Noun Phrase (20-22 March 2018)

Course code: 

Time: March 20-22, 2018

Place: UiO

Credits: 5 ECTS / 3 ECTS

Course instructors: Kersti Börjars, University of Manchester/University of Oslo
Östen Dahl, Stockholm University
Marit Julien, Lund University

Course organizer: Ida Larsson, UiO

Responsible institution: UiO



More information on the course


Neurobiology of Bilingual Language Acquisition (23-25 May 2018)

Course code: SPRÅK8874

Time: May 23-25, 2018

Place: NTNU

Credits: 5 ECTS 

Course instructor: Dr. Ioulia Kovelman, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova, NTNU


1) For use of LingPhil administration all students register here.  Deadline: February 15, 2018

2) To gain NTNU credits Register on Søknadsweb  (Read information here). Deadline: February 15, 2018

Course description 

This 3 day course will provide students with the necessary background in the nurobiology og bilanguage development andbilanguage literacy.

Please see course description for more information on the literature and course program.



Inter-framework dialogue

Course code: 

Time:  Late spring, 2018

Place: UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Credits: 5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Course organizers:  Peter Svenonius, UiT



Course description

The course features four distinct research frameworks for grammatical analysis: LFG, HPSG, Minimalism, and Construction Grammar. Each framework is represented by an expert in that area. Each teacher will present an introduction to the framework and an overview of key insights which are highlights of that framework. Then there will be an interactive session where each researcher discusses what the key insights of the other frameworks mean for his or her own framework.

More information on the course: TBA

The Norwegian Summer Institute on Language and Mind: Cognition, representation and the mind/brain (July 31 - August 10, 2018)

Course code: 

Time: July 31 - August 10, 2018

Place: UiO

Credits: 5 ECTS / 10 ECTS

Course instructors:

Course 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

For more information and registration please go to course website at UiO.



Other Courses 

LingPhil has an ongoing collaboration with the LOT winterschool in the Netherlands. This is a major winterschool with top faculty from the Netherlands and elsewhere, and it attracts lots of students every year. The winter school this winter will soon be announced and this is to give you a heads up and some preliminary information. LingPhil students can get their travel, accommodation, and registration fee covered by a travel grant if they get admitted to the winter school.

From the organizers: Program

Summer School

LingPhil Summer School 2018

Master Class 2018

Francis Olako, UiB, January 5, 2018

Christian Manga, UiB, January 5, 2018

Ragnhild Eik, February 22, 2018

NoSlip Conference

NoSlip 2018, Oslo

NoSlip 2016 Trondheim

NoSlip 2015 Tromsø

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