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LINGUIST List 24.1523

Thu Apr 04 2013

Summer Schools: Music and the Origins of Language

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Apr-2013
From: Ellen Geerts <elgeertsai.vub.ac.be>
Subject: Music and the Origins of Language/ Cortona, Italy
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Music and the Origins of Language/ Cortona, Italy

Host Institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Coordinating Institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Website: http://ai.vub.ac.be/events/cortona-2013/

Dates: 15-Sep-2013 - 20-Sep-2013
Location: Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

Focus: The school is intended for post-docs, lecturers, and pre-docs with a
background in computer science (artificial intelligence) or computational
linguistics (corpus linguistics or natural language processing) and a strong
interest in music and the origins of language. There will be background
lectures that introduce concepts from biology, anthropology, psychology,
music theory and linguistics that are helpful to understand the nature of
creativity, the role and intimate relations between language and music,
and the mechanisms underlying cultural evolution.
Minimum Education Level: MA


Description:
The International Summer School on Agent-based Computational Models of
Creativity has a wide-ranging program of background lectures introducing
concepts from biology, anthropology, psychology, music theory and linguistics
that are helpful to understand the nature of creativity, the role and intimate
relations between language and music, and the mechanisms underlying cultural
evolution. It further contains technical lectures on the fundamental
computational components required for language processing as well as technical
ateliers to learn how to set up evolutionary linguistics experiments.
Participants have the opportunity to present their latest research in a poster
session. Embedded in the school is an ERC workshop of the Flow Machines
project on musical style and composition. The school also features artistic
ateliers in which participants create new creative works and engage in
performance.


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics


Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 740.00 EUR

Financial Aid:
The Summer School has a limited number of stipends available for participants.
The stipend includes registration, accommodation and meals, and a contribution
to travel costs.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Participants who wish to apply for a stipend must have a degree in artificial intelligence,
computer science or an acceptable equivalent. Applicants who have demonstrable
experience in (computational) linguistics and/or music will be prioritized.




Registration: 05-Apr-2013 to 15-May-2013

Contact Person: Ellen Geerts
Phone: +32 2 629 37 00
Email: elgeertsai.vub.ac.be

Apply by Email: cortona2013ai.vub.ac.be

Registration Instructions:
Please include the following details in your application:
- Name, current affiliation, and contact details.
- A short CV (including a recent photo).
- Additional background.
- Your programming experience.
- Which music instruments you play (if any).
- Which training your received in linguistics or natural language processing
(if any).
- Which languages you speak.
- Three of your publications most relevant for the Summer School.
- For pre-docs: a recommendation letter.
- (Optional) Abstract for a poster.
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