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LINGUIST List 24.2974

Mon Jul 22 2013

Summer Schools: Methods in Language Comprehension/ Rovereto, Italy

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

Date: 02-Jul-2013
From: Francesco Vespignani <francesco.vespignaniunitn.it>
Subject: Methods in Language Comprehension/ Rovereto, Italy
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Methods in Language Comprehension/ Rovereto, Italy

Host Institution: Università degli Studi di Trento
Website: http://www.unitn.it/ateneo/evento/30237/autumn-school-methods-in-language-comprehension

Dates: 14-Nov-2013 - 17-Nov-2013
Location: Rovereto, Italy

Focus: Methods in language comprehension. New methods for studying sentence comprehension in cognitive science, behavioral science and neuroscience.

Minimum Education Level: PhD


Special Qualifications:
Participants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program or be in a post doctoral
position having earned the doctoral degree no more than 5 years before
the application deadline. A very good knowledge of English is required.
Prior knowledge or experience with qualitative research in behavioral or
biological sciences is necessary. Participants will receive a certificate for
their attendance. Participants will be selected on the basis of the strength
of their CV, motivation statement and supervisor’s support letter.


Description:
Applications are now open for a four day Autumn school that will cover
new methods of data analysis in sentence comprehension and expose
participants to cutting-edge methods for analyzing language data collected
with behavioral and neuroscientific methods. The school’s instructors are
experts in corpus based analysis, EEG, ERP and fMRI methods as applied
to complex language inputs. Each will present a theoretical module and
either supervise data analysis sessions or discuss data analysis issues.
The target audience is graduate students and post-docs involved in studying
language comprehension using corpus-based tools, electrophysiology, fMRI
or combinations of these techniques.

Extended information on the program, costs, application procedures and
deadlines is available on the school’s website.

Course(s) Offered:

Marcel Bastiaansen
The role of theta, beta, and gamma-band synchronization in sentence
processing

Stefan Frank
Computational models of sentence processing: bridging between
linguistic and experimental data

Gina Kuperberg
Understanding neurocognitive mechanisms of online language
comprehension with ERPs

Jeremy Skipper
Understanding the natural organization of language and the brain

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Neurolinguistics

Tuition: 200.00 EUR

Registration: 15-Sept-2013 to 01-Oct-2013

Contact Person: Francesco Vespignani
Email: francesco.vespignaniunitn.it


Registration Instructions:
The registration fee is to be paid only after notification of acceptance.
Application form and documentation can be found at the school website. Applications will be accepted now until September 15.
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