LINGUIST List 32.1932

Thu Jun 03 2021

Summer Schools: The 20th NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (V-NYI #3) 3rd Virtual Global Session / Online

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Date: 03-Jun-2021
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Subject: The 20th NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (V-NYI #3) 3rd Virtual Global Session / Online
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The 20th NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (V-NYI #3) 3rd Virtual Global Session

Host Institution:
Coordinating Institution: Stony Brook University

Dates: 15-Jul-2021 - 30-Jul-2021
Location: Stony Brook, NY, Russia

Focus: Primary focus within the Theoretical Linguistics program is Generative Grammar (Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics), with additional courses in Experimental Linguistics and Super Linguistics

Summer 2021 Theoretical Linguistics and Cognitive Studies Faculty:
- Daniel Altshuler (University of Oxford)
- John F. Bailyn (Stony Brook University)
- Rajesh Bhatt (UMass, Amherst)
- Maria Esipova (University of Oslo)
- Noam Faust (CNRS, Paris)
- Vera Gor (Princeton University)
- Patrick Georg Grosz (University of Oslo)
- Jeff Heinz (Stony Brook University)
- Daniel Gutzmann (University of Cologne)
- Catherine Hobaiter (University of St. Andrew)
- Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
- Laura Kalin (Princeton University)
- Samuel Jay Keyser (MIT)
- Jordan Kodner (Stony Brook University)
- Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)
- Pritty Patel-Grosz (University of Oslo)
- Asia Pietraszko (University of Rochester)
- Polina Pleshak (University of Maryland)
- Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland)
- Omer Preminger (University of Maryland)
- Owen Rambow (Stony Brook University)
- Susi Wurmbrand (University of Vienna)

See course descriptions here:
Minimum Education Level: BA

The New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture is an interdisciplinary institute focusing on theoretical linguistics as well as 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 as well as cognitive science, race and gender studies, study of art & society, critical media studies

Participants create their own program from seminars in the following fields:

- Theoretical Linguistics (Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Gesture Studies, Experimental Linguistics, Computational Linguistics)
- Critical Cultural Studies (Race and Ethnicity Studies; Gender Studies; Critical Media Studies, Art & Society)

Summer 2021 V-NYI Courses in Linguistics & Cognitive Studies: (all courses 2 weeks unless otherwise indicated)
- Introduction to Syntax (Preminger)
- Intermediate Syntax (Iatridou)
- Introduction to Formal Semantics (Altshuler)
- What's a Problem in Phonology? (Faust)
- Introduction to Experimental Linguistics (Gor)
– Cognitive Science Goes to the Field (Pleshak & Polinsky)
- The Mental Life of Modernism (Keyser) (1 week)
- I heard it on the ape vine: human and chimpanzee gestural meanings (Hobaiter & Patel-Grosz) (1 week)
- Infixation: Typology and Theory (Kalin)
- Issues in Formal Semantics: from Expressives to Emojis (Gutzmann & Grosz)
- Topics in Computational Linguistics (Heinz, Rambow, Kodner)
- Some issues with not-at-issueness (advanced) (Esipova)
- Semantic control: Backward control, crossed control and voice restructuring (advanced) (Pietraszko & Wurmbrand)
- Three or Four Puzzles about Numerals (advanced) (Bhatt & Pancheva)
- Puzzles in Russian Grammar (Bailyn)

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories

Tuition: 100 USD

Tuition Explanation: $100 Registration Fee ($75 for applications received before June 11, 2021) (for US-based students getting credits, NY state tuition)

Registration: 04-Jun-2021 to 24-Jun-2021

Contact Person: V-NYI #3 Team

Registration Instructions:
To apply, please visit:


Early-bird discount for applications received by June 11, 2021. Early acceptances notified by June 19.
Final application review begins June 24, 2021. Acceptances notified by July 3.
Applications accepted after June 24 only if space remains

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