LINGUIST List 30.1515

Fri Apr 05 2019

Summer Schools: The 17th annual New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI-2019)/Russia

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Date: 05-Apr-2019
From: John Bailyn <>
Subject: The 17th annual New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI-2019)/Russia
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Host Institution:

Dates: 15-Jul-2019 - 02-Aug-2019
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

Focus: The 17th annual New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI-2019) 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
- Minigrants available for travel costs
- Full fellowships available for Russian students

Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Participants create their own study program from seminars in the following fields:
- Generative Linguistics (Syntax, Semantics, Typology, Morphology, SLA)
- Cognitive Science (Musical Cognition, Language & Mind)
- Cultural Studies (Critical Cultural Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, Islamic & Religious
Studies, Media and Technology Studies, )

2019 Linguistics/Cognitive Studies Faculty and courses:
- John E. Drury (Stony Brook University) “Language and comics”
- John Halle (Bard Conservatory of Music) “Metrical form in music, language and poetry”
- Tania Ionin (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) “Introduction to SLA”
- Ora Matushansky (CNRS, Paris VIII) “Distributed Morphology and small pieces of inflection”
- Asia Pietraszko (University of Rochester) “How languages move their heads”
- Asya Pereltsvaig (Santa Clara University) “Linguistic typology: major constituent order”
- Omer Preminger (University of Maryland) “Introduction to syntax”
- Martin Rohrmeier (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) “The grammatical structure of music”
- Clemens Steiner-Mayr (Universität Göttingen) “Alternatives in semantics and pragmatics”
- John F. Bailyn (Stony Brook University), Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State University) “Puzzles in Russian Syntax and Semantics”

For Ling/Cog seminar descriptions, visit:

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

Course Credit Available: Yes
- NYI Certificate of Completion given to all students who successfully complete the program
- Credit-bearing study abroad program for US and Canadian students (3-6 credits)
- ECTS credits available for European students

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                      Discourse Analysis
                      General Linguistics

Tuition: 255/285 USD
Tuition Explanation: Non-US: $255 / $285 (before/after April 15 registration
Financial Aid:
Mini grants available

Financial Aid Instructions:
Apply for minigrants after acceptance into program.

Registration: 15-Apr-2019 (Early registration); 31-May-2019
Contact Person: John 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) Apply on the NYI website*: or at the application link. *US/Canada residents MUST apply through Stony Brook Study Abroad:

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