LINGUIST List 25.2838

Mon Jul 07 2014

Summer Schools: Methods in Language Comprehension / Rovereto, Italy

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <>

Date: 07-Jul-2014
From: Francesco Vespignani <>
Subject: Methods in Language Comprehension / Rovereto, Italy
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Methods in Language Comprehension

Host Institution: Università degli Studi di Trento
Coordinating Institution: Università degli Studi di Trento

Dates: 13-Nov-2014 - 16-Nov-2014
Location: Rovereto, Italy

Focus: Methods in language comprehension: New methods for studying comprehension in Cognitive Science, Behavioral Science and Neuroscience

Minimum Education Level: MA

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. Students in their last year of Master’s studies may also apply. A very good knowledge of English is required. Prior knowledge or experience with qualitative research in behavioral or biological sciences is necessary. Participants will be selected on the basis of the strength of their CV, motivation statement and supervisor’s support letter.

Applications are now open for a four-day autumn school whose aim is to expose students to new methods for analyzing language data collected with behavioral and neuroscientific methods. This year’s instructors (Emmanuel Keuleers, Falk Huettig, Marcel Bastiaansen, Harald Baayen) are experts in corpus-based analysis, eye tracking, EEG, and ERP methods as applied to complex language inputs. Each faculty will present a theoretical module, conduct small-group advisory discussions, and supervise hands-on sessions where their analyses methods will be implemented on sample datasets. The target audience is post-docs, Ph.D students, and advanced M.A. students involved in studying language comprehension using behavioral experiments, corpus-based tools, electrophysiology, fMRI or combinations of these techniques. Courses will be held in English.

Information about the program, costs, and application procedures is available on the school’s website.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Tuition: 250.00 EUR

Tuition Explanation: The school is financially supported by the University of Trento. The registration fee is 250 Euros and covers 5 hotel nights, as well as lunch for each of the school days. The registration fee is to be paid only after notification of acceptance. The registration fee will be waived for the strongest applicant.

Registration: 21-Sep-2014 to 10-Oct-2014

Contact Person: Francesco Vespignani

Apply by Email:

Registration Instructions:
Applications are open until September 8.
Registration: September 21 – October 10
Notification of acceptance: September 20.

Candidates should email the documents listed below to the following email address:

1. Application form downloadable at
2. Academic Curriculum vitae (max 1000 words in no more than 2 pages) including any relevant publications or conference presentations
3. Motivation letter which specifies in which way this school may benefit their research aims (max 400 words)
4. Support letter from a supervisor (max 400 words).

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