LINGUIST List 29.1449

Tue Apr 03 2018

Summer Schools: NYI-2018: The 16th annual New York - St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture/Russia

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 03-Apr-2018
From: John Frederick Bailyn <>
Subject: NYI-2018: The 16th annual New York - St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture
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Host Institution: St. Petersburg State University
Coordinating Institution: Stony Brook University

Dates: 16-Jul-2018 - 03-Aug-2018
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

Focus: The 16th annual New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI-2018) is an interdisciplinary institute focusing on generative linguistics, cognitive science and critical culture/media studies. NYI is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students from all backgrounds and countries interested in comparative and formal approaches to theoretical linguistics and cognition as well as cultural and media studies. - Students have attended from 50 countries and 60+ Russian cities - Faculty from US, Russian and other European institutions - All classes in English - Dormitory space and visa support available
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate (grads also welcome)


Participants create their own study program from seminars in the following fields:
- Generative Linguistics (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Computational)
- Cognitive Science (Language & Mind, Ambiguity, Consciousness)
- Cultural Studies (Critical Cultural Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, Islamic & Religious
Studies, Film & Media Studies,…)

2018 Linguistics/Cognitive Studies Faculty:
- Daniel Altshuler (Hampshire College)
- John F. Bailyn (Stony Brook University)
- Ioana Chitoran (Université Paris Diderot)
- John E. Drury (Stony Brook University)
- Maria Kuvaldina (SUNY Farmingdale and St. Petersburg State University)
- Andrew Nevins (University College London)
- Asya Pereltsvaig (Santa Clara University)
- Omer Preminger (University of Maryland)
- Tanya Scott (NTENT; CUNY College of Staten Island)
- Susi Wurmbrand (University of Vienna)

For more information, visit:

Introductory Courses:
- Introduction to Syntax (Preminger)
- Patterns of sound structure – An introduction to phonological analysis (Chitoran)
- Introduction to Formal Semantics (Altshuler)
- Languages of the World (Introduction to Language Typology) (Pereltsvaig)

- How Minority Languages Change Linguistic Theory (Nevins)
- Cross-clausal movement dependencies (Wurmbrand)
- Language, Comics, Syntax, and Modularity (Drury)
- Topics in Musical Cognition (Bailyn)
- Bio-ethics (Kuvaldina)
- Resolving Ambiguities: Studies across Cognition (Scott)

NB: full slate of Cultural & Media Studies also available – see website for details

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                      General Linguistics

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until
Mini grants available (apply after acceptance into program)

Financial Aid Instructions:

Registration: 03-Apr-2018 to 31-May-2018
Contact Person: John Frederick Bailyn

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
- Early application deadline for all students: April 15 - Application deadline for students needing visas: May 15. (if space remains) - Deadline for students not needing visas: May 31 (if space remains) US/Canada residents MUST apply through Stony Brook Study Abroad: click here

Page Updated: 03-Apr-2018