LINGUIST List 31.934

Mon Mar 09 2020

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

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Mar-2020
From: Anika van der Kils <>
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
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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:

10.15 – 11.00 Arjan van Hessen – Utrecht University, University of Twente
Tentative title: Speech recognition

11.00 – 11.45 Willemijn Heeren – Leiden University
Variation in L1 and L2 speech through the lens of forensic speech science

11.45 – 12.00 Coffee break

12:00 – 12:45 Sita ter Haar – Utrecht University
About the birds and the babies: Parallels between speech and birdsong acquisition

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
Using eye-tracking as a measure implicit learning in language acquisition research

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch break

13.45 – 15.45 Tutorial Session III

15.45 – 16.00 Short 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, Utrecht University
Cognate facilitation in Frisian-Dutch bilingual children’s sentence reading: An eye-tracking study

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

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