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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


Registration

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 from 09:00-16:00

Place: NTNU, Campus Dragvoll, Meeting room HF-ISL 3432

Credits: 5 ECTS

Course instructor: Dr Victoria Johansson, Lund University

Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova

Responsible institution: NTNU


Registration

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

Outcome/objective

- 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: (at UiO)

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


Registration

TBA


More information on the course

 

Workshop on Artificial Language Learning (16-17 April 2018)

Course code: (at UiO)

Time:  16 -17 April 2018

Place: UiO, 12th Floor, Niels Treschows Hus 

Credits: 2 ECTS 

Course instructors:

Sara Finley (Pacific Lutheran University) Julian Kirkeby Lysvik (UiO) Andrew Nevins (UCL) Katya Pertsova (UCN at Chapel Hill) Ruben van de Vijver (Universität Düsseldorf)

Organizer: Julian K. Lysvik


Course description


Registration

Send an email to: j.k.lysvik@iln.uio.no

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

Course code: SPRÅK8874 Linguistic Theory (LingPhil), at NTNU

Time: May 23-25, 2018

Place: NTNU, Room TBA

Credits: 5 ECTS 

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

Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova, NTNU


Registration

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

2) To gain 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.

 

 

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

Course code: (at UiO)

Time: July 31 - August 10, 2018

Place: UiO

Credits: 5 ECTS / 10 ECTS

Course instructors: see course website

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.

From the scientist's mind to the journal: A guided tour through the implementation of experimental designs and use of advanced (3- 5 September 2018)

Course code: SPRÅK8866 Methods of Linguistics 4 (LingPhil), at NTNU

Time:   3-5 September 2018 (tentative)

Place: NTNU Room TBA

Credits: 5 ECTS

Course instructors: Dr. Andoni Dunabeitia, University of Madrid 

Course organizers: Mila Vulchanova


Course description


Registration

Opens on June 15

 

1) For use of LingPhil administration all students register here.  Deadline: August 30, 2018

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

Statistics using R (3 - 6 September 2018)

Course code: (at UiA)

Time:   3-6 September 2018

Place:  UiA

Credits:  5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Course organizers: Linda Wheeldon


Course description


Registration and more information

TBA

The study of second and third language learning in the Scandinavian context (24-26 September 2018)

Course code: SPRÅK8876 Linguistic Theory 3 (LingPhil) , at NTNU

Time:  24 - 26 September 2018

Place:  NTNU, Room TBA

Credits:  5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Professor Camilla Bardell, University of Stockholm

Associate Professor Susan Sayehli, University of Stockholm

Course organizers:

Anne Dahl

Guro Busterud

Kjersti Faldet Listhaug

Teaching Schedule: Teaching will start no later than 10:00 on Monday and end no later than 16:00 on Wednesday


Course Description

The course offers an introduction to second and third language learning in the Scandinavian context. 

Focus will be on the grammatical development of second and third languages both from a descriptive and a theoretical point of view. Factors that are commonly considered to influence that development, e.g., the structural similarity between source and target language or individual factors, such as the effects of the age of acquisition will be discussed.

Traditionally, in second language acquisition research, no particular interest has been shown for the role of other background languages than the learners mother tongue or first language (L1). Recently, the study of the L3 has developed into a rapidly growing field and the potential influence of previously acquired or learned languages in the initial stages is currently hotly debated. What drives and conditions L3 development is also a matter in focus. 

The following issues will be covered:

  • Theoretical foundations of L2 and L3 research

  • The relationship between multi- and bilingualism, L2, L3 and additional language learning

  • Generative approaches to L2 and L3 acquisition

  • Neurolinguistics in L2 and L3 learning

  • Multilingualism, second and third language learning in the Scandinavian context​: educational situation and research profiles: L2 and L3 studies where Scandinavian languages are involved either as background or as target language

 

ECTS and requirements

PhD students get 5 ECTS if they complete the following requirements:

  • Do readings before and during the course, as assigned by the instructors

  • Attend all lectures

  • Submit one research question in writing after each lecture.

  • Write a 2000-word essay on an assigned topic following the lecture


Registration

Opens June 15

1) For use of LingPhil administration all students register here.  Deadline: August 30, 2018

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

 

Current issues in phraseology and its application in terminology/lexicography (17-19 October 2018)

Course code: (at NHH)

Time:  17-19 October 2018

Place:  NHH, Norwegian School of Economics

Credits:  2.5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Marie-Claude L’Homme (Université de Montréal)
Magalis Paquot (Université catholique de Louvain)

Course organizers:  Gisle Andrersen


Course description


Registration. TBA

Analyzing linguistic typologies with OTWorkplace & Property Theory (Autumn 2018)

Course code: (at UiT)

Time:  Autumn 2018

Place: UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Campus Breivika

Credits:   5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Associate Professor Birgit Alber (U of Verona),
Associate Professor Nazarré Merchant (Eckerd College, Florida),
Professor Emeritus Alan Prince (Rutgers University, New Jersey)

Course organizer: Martin Krämer


Course description


Registration: TBA

Prosodic Analysis and the Syntax-Prosody Interface (October/November 2018)

Course code: (at UiO)

Time:  October/November 2018

Place: UiO

Credits:   3/5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Caroline Féry, Goethe University Frankfurt  
Shinichiro Ishihara, Lund University
Sara Myrberg, Lund University

Course organizers:  Ida Larsson & Björn Lundquist


Course description (Priliminary)


Registration and more information

TBA

The syntax-pragmatics interface: Bridging Theory and Experiment (23 - 25 October 2018)

Course code: (at UiT)

Time:  23-25 October 2018

Place: UiT

Credits:  5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Dr. Andreas Trotzke (University of Konstanz)

Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne)

Course organizers: Tanja KupischJason Rothman


Go to course website at UiT for course description and registration


 

Theoretical perspectives on grammatical gender (27 -29 November 2018)

Course code: SPRÅK8879 Linguistic Theory 6 (LingPhil), at NTNU

Time:  27-29 November 2018

Place: NTNU

Credits:  5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Professor Artemis Alexiadou, Humboldt University of Berlin & ZAS-Leibniz

Professor Greville Corbett, University of Surrey

Associate Professor Ruth Kramer, Georgetown University

 

Course organizers: 

Professor Terje Lohndal, NTNU & UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Professor Marit Westergaard, UiT The Arctic University of Norway & NTNU


Course description (priliminary)


Registration

Opens June 15

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

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

Acquisition and processing of grammatical gender (26 - 28 February 2019)

Course code:  (at UiT)

Time:  26-28 February 2019

Place: UiT

Credits:  5 ECTS

Course instructors:

Professor Holger Hopp, University of Braunschweig

Professor Natascha Müller, University of Wuppertal

Associate Professor Sharon Unsworth, Radboud University

 

Course organizers: 

Professor Terje Lohndal, NTNU & UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Professor Marit Westergaard, UiT The Arctic University of Norway & NTNU


Course description (priliminary)


Registration

TBA