LINGUIST List 32.2507
Wed Jul 28 2021
Summer Schools: Edinburgh Virtual Workshop on Artificial Language Learning / Scotland
Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <srobinsonlinguistlist.org>
Alexander Martin <alxndr.martin
Edinburgh Virtual Workshop on Artificial Language Learning / Scotland E-mail this message to a friend
Dates: 04-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2021
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Focus: Artificial language learning methodologies
Minimum Education Level: MA
The artificial language learning (ALL) methodology has been used to explore the cognitive underpinnings of linguistic universals, providing a robust method to test linguistic theories through the creation of artificial languages.
The ALL methodology has been used to explore linguistic research questions in phonology, syntax and acquisition, such as:
- phonetically-motivated learning biases explaining phonological patterns
- conceptually-motivated biases explaining syntactic patterns
- preferences for simplicity in language learning
Invited speakers from top language programmes in the United Kingdom and the United States will present their work and help students develop ideas of how to use this experimental approach in their research.
Students at the PhD level with a strong formal linguistics background who are looking to add experimental methodologies to their repertoire of methods are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in attending, but not sure if the workshop is for you, please email us at syncog.edinburgh[at]gmail.com with any queries.
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Tuition: 0 GBP
Tuition Explanation: No tuition will be required to attend the workshop.
Registration: 19-Jul-2021 to 01-Sep-2021
Contact Person: Jennifer Culbertson
Apply by Email: syncog.edinburgh
Deadline: 1 September 2021, noon UK time. To enrol, please send your CV and a cover letter describing why you would like to attend to syncog.edinburgh[at]gmail.com. Enrolment is completely free. We will notify applicants of our decisions by mid September.
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