LINGUIST List 32.1260

Fri Apr 09 2021

Summer Schools: Language In The Human-Machine Era (calling all linguists!) / Spain

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 09-Apr-2021
From: Dave Sayers <>
Subject: Language In The Human-Machine Era (calling all linguists!) / Spain
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Host Institution: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Coordinating Institution: University of Jyväskylä

Dates: 04-Oct-2021 - 08-Oct-2021
Location: Ávila, Ávila, Spain

Focus: Our summer school will be taught by representatives of our eight Working Groups: Daily workshops will reflect on how the issues raised will affect participants' future research.
Minimum Education Level: MA

‘Language in the Human-Machine Era’ ( aims to prepare the field of linguistics for imminent changes in the way we use technology to communicate. From immersive augmented reality to super-intelligent chatbots, in the near future we will be communicating in very different ways. This will present significant challenges for all areas of linguistics and language research; and so we must all adapt, whether or not we know much about technology right now!

LITHME is here to raise awareness of these challenges, and to prepare linguistics and its sub-disciplines for what is to come. Our fully funded training school is open to any eligible researcher who is interested to explore how the widespread use of new and emerging technologies might influence their research. No technological expertise is required, only an interest in exploring the possible effects of these near future advances in language technology.

We're currently planning for this to be held in person. We really hope the vaccination effort makes that possible! But if not, our hosts UNED (National Distance Education University of Spain) have specialist expertise in remote learning, so we can still hold a high quality online event.

More information about eligibility, and the online application form, can be found at The deadline for applications is 3 May.

Please forward this email on to anyone who may be interested, and please retweet the announcement here:

We hope to see you in Ávila!

Best wishes,
Dave (on behalf of the training school organising committee)

Dr. Dave Sayers, ORCID no. 0000-0003-1124-7132
Senior Lecturer, Dept Language & Communication Studies, Uni. of Jyväskylä, Finland |
Chair, EU COST Action CA19102 'Language in the Human-Machine Era' |
Founder & Moderator, TeachLing | |

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 03-May-2021
Thanks to our funders (, there is no tuition fee; furthermore, eligible participants will be paid a daily allowance and may claim reimbursement of all travel expenses. Please see our website for eligibility information.

Financial Aid Instructions:
See our website to apply for financial aid.

Registration: 31-May-2021 to 31-May-2021
Contact Person: Language In The Human-Machine Era (LITHME)

Registration Instructions:

Page Updated: 09-Apr-2021