LINGUIST List 27.1006

Fri Feb 26 2016

Summer Schools: Spring Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics (STEP)/Canada

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 25-Feb-2016
From: Lauren Rudat <>
Subject: Spring Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics (STEP)/Canada
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Host Institution: University of Alberta
Coordinating Institution: University of Alberta

Dates: 16-May-2016 - 20-May-2016
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Focus: The Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics (CCP, University of Alberta Department of Linguistics) organizes a week long Spring Training Workshop in current issues and methods in psycholinguistics. The Spring School is directed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students and anyone else interested in learning how to turn their research ideas into concrete steps towards experimental designs, data collection and analysis using advanced experimental and statistical methods.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Our theme for STEP this year is The Psycholinguistics of Learning and features several new instructors:

A short overview and introduction to statistics and R (Vincent Porretta, University of Alberta)

Exploring the visual world eye-tracking paradigm: ( Jacolien Van Rij, University of Tübingen; Vincent Porretta & Juhani Järvikivi, University of Alberta):
-Introduction and data collection
-Data preprocessing and visualization
-Analyzing the time course of eye-tracking data

Conducting research with bilingual children: Topics and methods (Johanne Paradis, University of Alberta)

Using speech in psycholinguistics: From speech synthesis to spoken word recognition (Benjamin V. Tucker, University of Alberta)

Methods in phonological acquisition analysis (Anne-Michelle Tessier & Kayla Day, University of Alberta)

Implicit grammar: A discriminative perspective on language and language processing (R. Harald Baayen, University of Tübingen)

Simple approaches to building and combining new behavioural psycholinguistic techniques (Gary Libben, Brock University)

This year we will also be offering a optional day-long intensive course on Using Generalized Additive Mixed Modeling (GAMMs) for Analyzing Eye-tracking Data taught by Jacolien Van Rij on Saturday, May 21.

Please see the website for further details.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Tuition: 320 CAD
Registration: 25-Feb-2016 to 09-May-2016
Contact Person: Lauren Rudat
                Phone: 780-492-7560

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
You will find the registration form on the STEP page of the CCP website. You will need to both submit a registration form AND complete the payment to be considered registered in the workshop. You will be asked to indicate which courses you would like to take on the registration form. Please check the course schedule on the webpage to help you make your decision. Registrations submitted after the registration deadline of April 25, 2016 will be charged a $30 (CAD) late fee. Registration will close on May 9, 2016.

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