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Summer Schools: NYI-2020: The 18th annual New York - St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture / Russia

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 08-Feb-2020
From: John Frederick Bailyn <>
Subject: NYI-2020: The 18th annual New York - St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture / Russia
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Host Institution:
Coordinating Institution: Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University

Dates: 13-Jul-2020 - 31-Jul-2020
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

Host Institution: The Herzen State University, St. Petersburg

The 18th annual New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture
(NYI-2020) is an interdisciplinary institute focusing on generative linguistics, cognitive science
and critical cultural 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: Current Undergraduate (Grads welcome as well)

Focus: Participants create their own study program from seminars in the following fields:
- Generative Linguistics (Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Morphology, Historical)
- Cognitive Science (Neurolinguistics, Cognition of Music and Dance)
- Critical Cultural Studies (Women’s & Gender Studies, Islamic & Religious Studies, Film & Media Studies,…) 2020 Linguistics/Cognitive Studies

- John F. Bailyn (Stony Brook University)
- Isabelle Charnavel (Harvard University)
- John E. Drury (Jiangsu University)
- Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh)
- Kyle Johnson (UMass Amherst)
- Asya Pereltsvaig (Santa Clara University)
- David Pesetsky (MIT)
- Asia Pietraszko (University of Rochester)
- Omer Preminger (University of Maryland)
- Martin Rohrmeier (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Dominique Sportiche (UCLA)
- Clemens Steiner-Mayr (Universität Göttingen)

For more information, visit: http://

Linguistics Courses
- Introduction to Syntax (Heycock)
- Topics in Syntax (Preimnger)
- Introduction to Formal Semantics and Pragmatics (Johnson & Steiner-Mayr)
- Topics in Diachronic Linguistics (Pereltsvaig)
- Morphological Theory (Pietraszko)
- Controversies in Linguistics (Pesetsky)
- Control & Binding (Sportiche)
- 3 Puzzles in Syntax and Semantics (Johnson, Charnavel & Pesetsky)
Cognitive Science Courses
- Neurolinguistics (Drury)
- Cognition of Dance and Musical Cognition (Charnavel & Bailyn)
- The Grammar of Music (Rohrmeier) See course descriptions here:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Historical, Cognitive Psychology

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

Tuition Explanation: Non-US: $225 / $275 (before/after April 15 registration)
(US students must apply through Stony Brook Study Abroad)

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 15-Mar-2020
15 full NYI Tuition fellowship Awards available - apply by March 15, 2020

Financial Aid Instructions:
For more information, visit:

Registration: 15-Feb-2020 to 15-May-2020
Contact Person: John Frederick Bailyn

Registration Instructions:
Apply here:
- Early-bird registration deadline for all students: April 15
- Deadline for students needing visas: May 15
- Deadline for students not needing visas: May 31 (if space remains)

Page Updated: 08-Feb-2020