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For courses in spring 2018, Søknadsweb/Studweb is open for registretion from November 15 - February 15.

 

LingPhil PhD Courses in 2018

Studying Writing Using Online Methods (5-7 March 2018)

Course code: SPRÅK8863 Methods of Linguistics (LingPhil)

Time: March 5-7th, 2018

Place: NTNU, Campus Dragvoll

Credits: 5 ECTS

Course instructor: Dr Victoria Johansson, Lund University

Course organizer: Mila Vulchanova

Responsible institution: NTNU


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: February 15, 2018

For participants from other institutions / External students

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

For NTNU students Register on StudWeb,  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

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

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: January 07, 2018

For participants from other institutions / External students

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

For NTNU students Register on StudWeb,  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

LingPhil PhD Courses in 2017

 


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 4402D
  • 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
    • 25 October: Meeting room 7, Faculty of Humanities, room number 2519
    • 26 October: Meeting room 7, Faculty of Humanities, room number 2519
    • 27 October: Meeting room 3432
  • 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

Send an email to: Bjørn Lundquist and Dave Kush


Course Description

Please go to course website

 

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 4402D
  • 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?

Details on the course, reading list and schedule

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, 10:15 - September 1, 17:00, 2017
  • Place: Campus Dragvoll, NTNU Trondheim, room 2519: Meetingroom 7, faculty of Humanities
  • Course instructors/Speakers: David Adger, Queen Mary University, London; Jennifer Culbertson, University of Edinburgh; Adele Goldberg, Princeton University; Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania, Alex Clark, King's College London

 

  • Credits: 2 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.


Program

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 10449
  • 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 14, 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 

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: 

All the information will start showing up on the LOT website soon now, so please consult www.lotschool.nl for regular updates. The planning is to complete the course descriptions, and post the full programme and details on the local organization by September 24 at the latest. Registration will open in October, ideally October 9, but depending on technical bugs, it might be a few days later. Registration will be open until December 3.

Please note that some courses have limited numbers of students they can accommodate, because of lab facilities or computer rooms, so I recommend that students register earlier, rather than later, to avoid disappointments. Norwegian students should keep in mind that (Dutch) 1st year MA students have priority over PhD students for the special RM1 courses, because these are the only ones that are accessible to them. Aside from the RM1 courses, we place participants for the remaining 12 courses in order of registration. Last year we managed to place everyone (PhD as well as MA students) in all the courses of their choice, but two years ago, we didn’t manage for one or two of the RM1 courses, which is why I recommend early registration to be on the safe side.

dr. Sophie ter Schure | LOT Graduate School of Linguistics, coordinator | Utrecht University |Trans 6 |3512 JK Utrecht | Room 0.30 | T. +31 030 253 6081 | LOT_coordinator@uu.nl |www.lotschool.nl | Tuesdays & Thursdays 

 

PLANNING LOT WINTERSCHOOL JANUARY 2018

 

Week 1 (8-12 jan)

 

 

 

RM1-level

advanced level

advanced level

9 tot 11

Lamers (Amsterdam) - Psycholinguistics

Baggio (Trondheim) - Neurobiology of languages

Ebeling (Oslo) - Corpus linguistics

11.15 tot 13.15

De Jong (Leiden)  - Bilingualism

Levshina (Leipzig) - Advanced statistics

Elenbaas (Leiden) - Historical Syntax

14.15 tot 16.15

Wieling (Groningen - tot 17.15!) - Statistics

Dunn (Uppsala) - Typology/dialectology (+ SCHULTINK LECTURE)

Grimm (Rochester NY) - Semantics

 

Week 2 (15-19 jan)

 

 

 

RM1-level

advanced level

advanced level

9 tot 11

Orgassa (Nijmegen) - Language disorders

Van de Vijver (Dusseldorf) - Phonology/Phonetics

Koller (Lancaster) - Discourse

11.15 tot 13.15

Krahmer (Tilburg) & Gatt (Malta) - Computational linguistics

Rizzi (Geneva) - Syntax

Behrens (Duitsland) - Language acquisition (1st and 2nd)

14.15 tot 16.15

Pfau (Amsterdam) - Typology of sign languages

Cienki (Amsterdam) - Language and gesture

Nortier (Utrecht) - Language policy

 

 

LingPhil members can apply for travel grant to participate i this course.


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

Vibeke Rønneberg, UiB, May 12, 2017

Marte Reenskaug Fjørtoft, NHH, September 29, 2017

Maren Berg Grimstad, NTNU, October 19, 2017

Agata Bochynska, NTNU, December 5, 2017


NoSlip Conference

NoSlip 2018, Oslo

NoSlip 2016 Trondheim

NoSlip 2015 Tromsø


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