LINGUIST List 31.374

Mon Jan 27 2020

Confs: English; Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics/Netherlands

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Date: 24-Jan-2020
From: Anika van der Klis <>
Subject: Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research
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Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research
Short Title: EMLAR

Date: 15-Apr-2020 - 17-Apr-2020
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact: Shalom Zuckerman
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS is pleased to announce the 16th edition of EMLAR, taking place in Utrecht (the Netherlands) from April 15-17, 2020. The workshop aims at training PhD students and advanced MA students in methods of experimental research in first and second language acquisition. Experts in various domains of language acquisition research will give lectures and hands-on tutorials. We will also provide the opportunity to present a poster. Please specify in your registration form whether you wish to present a poster. Depending on the number of applications there might be a selection procedure.

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, April 15th
9.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome (director UiL OTS Prof. dr. René Kager)
10.15 – 11.00 Arjan van Hessen – Utrecht University, University of Twente
Tentative title: Speech recognition
11.00 – 11.45 Willemijn Heeren – Leiden University
Tentative title: Speech analysis
11.45 – 12.00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:45 Sita ter Haar – Utrecht University
Tentative title: Parallels between baby and songbird learning
12:45 – 13:00 Poster pitches
One-minute poster presentations
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 16.30 Tutorial Session I
16.30 – 18.00 Poster session and drinks

Thursday, April 16th
9.30 – 11.30 Tutorial Session II
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.30 Sible Andringa – University of Amsterdam
Tentative title: Individual differences in bilingual research
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch break
13.45 – 15.45 Tutorial Session III
15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 16.45 Keynote Speaker:
Padraic Monaghan – University of Amsterdam / Lancaster University
How are vocabulary and grammar acquired? Insights from artificial language learning studies
16.45 – 18.30 Free time
18.30 Conference dinner

Friday, April 17th
9.30 – 10.15 Evelyn Bosma – Leiden University
Tentative title: Researching bilingualism with eye-tracking
10.15 – 11.00 Hugo Schnack – Utrecht University
An introduction to machine learning and its applications in language research
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.15 Rachel Romeo – Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Structural and functional neural correlates of early language experience with MRI

Automatic Speech Recognition - Arjan van Hessen
Behavioral methods in infant research - Desiree Capel
CHILDES - Jacqueline van Kampen
Computational Models - Raquel G. Alhama / Andrew Jessop
ERP - Hanneke Loerts
Ethics and Privacy - Jacques Flores
Eye Tracking: Reading - Iris Mulders
Eye tracking: Visual World Paradigm- Pim Mak
Multilevel Analysis - Huub van den Bergh
Online surveys with Qualtrics - Martijn van der Klis
PRAAT - Willemijn Heeren
Research with infants: Tips and tricks - Anika van der Klis
SPSS - Roeland van Hout
Statistics with R - Hans Rutger Bosker / Hugo Quené
The “New” Statistics: effect sizes and meta-analytic methods - Christina Bergmann

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