LINGUIST List 30.1480

Thu Apr 04 2019

Summer Schools: The Linguist's Workshop: Data, Theory and Experimental Testing/Spain

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Date: 01-Apr-2019
From: Ricardo Etxepare <>
Subject: The Linguist's Workshop: Data, Theory and Experimental Testing/Spain
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Host Institution: Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)
Coordinating Institution: Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

Dates: 08-Jul-2019 - 09-Jul-2019
Location: Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain

Focus: The course is intended as a practical exercise in scientific research, geared towards masters and doctoral students as well as academic professionals interested in developing their own research project in the experimental area or in linguistic documentation. The course is organized on the basis of three basic themes : (i) Language Documentation for Linguistic Theory ; (ii) Linguistic Variation and Linguistic Theory ; and (iii) Approaching experimental linguistics as a tool for pursuing theoretical questions.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Special Qualifications: The course is suited for master and doctoral students as well as for undergraduate students acquainted with linguistic theory (basic knowledge of gramatical theory)

This course proposal has two objectives. First, it aims at critically reviewing the notion of « parameter » and the formal means by which variation can be accounted for in a biolinguistics framework, understood as the interdisciplinary area defined by the joint contributions of linguistic theory, and advances in biology, the neurosciences, psycholinguistics, computational modeling and genetics. Second, the course presents a comprehensive analysis of the process from data collection to theory formation, and from there to experimental settings for hypothesis testing. It is intended as a synthetic and up-to-date review of the practical and theoretical issues involving the processes of data collection, hypothesis formation and experimental testing of scientific hypotheses in the context of linguistic research.

The participants will benefit from a two-day course led by six internationally known experts in the different areas involved: Angel Gallego (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Leticia Pablos (Leiden University), Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland), Ian Roberts (Cambridge University), Douglas Saddy (University of Reading) and Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland). The course will also have a daily poster session, open to the ongoing research work of young researchers.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Tuition: 60 EUR
Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 31-May-2019
The Summer Courses of the University of the Basque Country offer grants for registration as well as accomodation grants in Donostia/San Sebastian during the course days.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Financial Aid is demanded upon registration. Check the web page of the Summer Courses

Registration: 01-Apr-2019 to 08-Jul-2019
Contact Person: Ricardo Etxepare

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
For all questions, try the following email adresses: (Summer Courses organization) (Organization of the Course The Linguist's Workshop)

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