LINGUIST List 26.1740

Wed Apr 01 2015

Summer Schools: 2015 LSA Summer Linguistic Institute / Chicago, Illinois, USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 31-Mar-2015
From: Laura Casasanto <>
Subject: 2015 LSA Summer Linguistic Institute / Chicago, Illinois, USA
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2015 LSA Summer Linguistic Institute / Chicago, Illinois, USA

Host Institution: University of Chicago
Coordinating Institution: Linguistic Society of America

Dates: 06-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Focus: The LSA Institute includes over 100 classes in all areas of linguistics!

Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

The 2015 Institute, held at the University of Chicago, will include both 2-week and 4-week classes.

- Four-week classes: July 6-31
- Session 1 (2-week classes): July 6-17
- Session 2 (2-week classes): July 20-31

Theme: Linguistic Theory in a World of Big Data

This theme serves to highlight a growing interest within the field of linguistics to test theory with increasingly larger data sets, such as data from extensive linguistic fieldwork and documentation, data from crowd-sourcing over the web, and corpus data from archival recordings and/or written sources.

It captures several areas of emerging disciplinary interests such as the breakdown of a longstanding fundamental distinction between the categorical, discrete nature of linguistic competence and usage-based gradient variation.

With increased scholarly attention being directed toward the gradient characteristics of both linguistic knowledge and use and toward the probabilistic properties that language knowledge and use may exhibit, some of the necessary groundwork is in place for moving towards a unifying theoretical approach.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Tuition: 2000 USD

Tuition Explanation: Registration fee for four weeks is $2000 US; registration fee for two weeks is $1100 US.

Registration: 23-Mar-2015 to 01-Jun-2015

Contact Person: Laura Casasanto

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Please register online! You can register for courses and sign up for housing by accessing your account (if you already have one) or creating an account by clicking Register Now! at the top of our homepage.

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