LINGUIST List 31.2067

Wed Jun 24 2020

Summer Schools: Web Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information / Online

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 19-Jun-2020
From: Sophia Malamud <>
Subject: Web Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information / Online
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Host Institution: Brandeis University

Dates: 11-Jul-2020 - 17-Jul-2020
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

Focus: The first Web Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (WeSSLLI) is a fully virtual school replacing North American Summer School in Logic Language and Information in 2020. It will be a fully virtual school, with five classes and no parallel sessions. The WeSSLLI Virtual Student Session, merged with ESSLLI Virtual Student Session, and the WeSSLLI courses and workshops will take place July 11-17, and the co-located Virtual SemDial (WatchDial) will follow on July 18-19. The NASSLLI summer school has been providing outstanding interdisciplinary educational opportunities to graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Logic, Philosophy, and other related areas. NASSLLI, and now WeSSLLI, brings these disciplines together with the goal of producing excellence in the study of how minds and machines represent, communicate, manipulate and reason with information. The organizing effort is lead by the Brandeis interdisciplinary programs in Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, in collaboration with the departments of Computer Science and Philosophy. We hope to hold the next NASSLLI in the summer of 2021 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (in the Boston area).
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

WeSSLLI will include WeSSLLI and ESSLLI Virtual Student Sessions, as well as the following WeSSLLI 2020 Invited Courses and Workshops

Robin Cooper, Staffan Larsson - Modelling Linguistic Communication Using Types [website]
Time: 1:00- 2:20pm EDT
Dates: Saturday July 11, Monday July 13, Wednesday July 15 - Friday July 17

Elizabeth Coppock - Cross-linguistic Variation in Degree Semantics [website]
Time: 4:20-5:40pm EDT
Dates: Saturday July 11, Monday July 13- Tuesday July 14, Thursday July 16 - Friday July 17

Shalom Lappin - Deep Learning and the Nature of Linguistic Representation [website]
Time: 11:00am - 12:20pm EDT
Dates: Monday July 13 - Friday July 17

Natasha Korotkova - The Notional Category of Evidentiality [website]
Time: 2:35 - 3:55pm EDT
Dates: Saturday July 11 - Sunday July 12, Tuesday July 14 - Wednesday July 15, Friday July 17

Larry Moss - Workshop: Natural Logic Meets Machine Learning [website]
Time: Sunday July 12: 4:20 - 6:20pm EDT, Monday through Friday: 8:45 - 10:45am EDT
Dates: Sunday July 12 - Friday July 17

Please register for WeSSLLI, the co-located WatchDial conference, or both. For details, see the summer school website
The registration fee is $10. We will send you information for joining the event(s) shortly before the start of WeSSLLI on Saturday July 11.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                      Computational Linguistics
                      General Linguistics
                      Linguistic Theories
                      Philosophy of Language
                      Text/Corpus Linguistics

Tuition: 10 USD
Registration: 01-Jun-2020 to 11-Jul-2020
Contact Person: Sophia Malamud

Registration Instructions:
Please register at

Page Updated: 24-Jun-2020