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FYI: 6th NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies (NYI) Summer Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia


Author: John Bailyn

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science

FYI Body: 6th NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies (NYI),
St. Petersburg, Russia

July 7-25, 2008

http://www.nyi.spb.ru

Applications deadline; May 15, 2008

NYI is an interdisciplinary institute held every July in St.
Petersburg,Russia, open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students
from all countries interested in comparative and formal approaches to
linguistics, psychology as well as a range of topics in cultural and
comparative studies.

The following linguistics and psychology faculty will offer 3 weeks
seminars and discussion groups this July in St. Petersburg:

John F. Bailyn (Stony Brook) Syntax / Slavic syntax
Carlos de Cuba (Stony Brook) Syntax
Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh) Phonology / English Dialects
Nina Kazanina (University of Bristol) Processing
Roumyana Pancheva (USC) Syntax/Semantics
Maria Polinsky (Harvard) Experimental Syntax/Linguistic Theories
Philippe Schlenker (CNRS, Paris & NYU) Semantics, Formal Pragmatics
Irina Sekerina (CUNY) Cognitive Psychology / Education Theory
Edwin Williams (Princeton) Morphology

Additionally, students may select seminars in Cultural Studies from the
following faculty:

Joseph Conte (Buffalo) Post 9/11 Literature
Polly Gannon (St. Petersburg State University) Poetry
Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood (Stony Brook) East-Central European Film
Konstantine Klioutchine (Pomona College) Media and TV Studies
Leah Lowe (Connecticut College) Theater / Performance Studies
James McFarland (Connecticut College) Philosophy / Cultural Theory
Elizabeth Reichel-Dolmatoff (University of Wales) Cultural Anthropology
E.K. Tan (Stony Brook) Asian Film / Cultural Studies

All courses in English

- Visa support and accommodations available for out of town students (see
website for details)

- Applications available at the website: http://www.nyi.spb.ru

NYI is a joint project of St. Petersburg State and Stony Brook Universities.

http://www.nyi.spb.ru

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