LINGUIST List 32.354

Thu Jan 28 2021

Summer Schools: Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) / Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 28-Jan-2021
From: Zsofia Belteki <>
Subject: Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) / Netherlands
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Host Institution:

Dates: 13-Apr-2021 - 15-Apr-2021
Location: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Focus: Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research
Minimum Education Level: BA

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS is pleased to announce the 17th edition of EMLAR, which will be held virtually from April 13-15, 2021. 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 for poster presentation. Please specify in your registration form whether you wish to present a poster and which tutorials you wish to follow. Depending on the number of applications there might be a selection procedure.


Tuesday, April 13th
9.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome (director UiL OTS Prof. dr. René Kager)
10.15 – 11.00 Jan Odijk – Utrecht University
SASTA: Semi-Automatic Analysis of Spontaneous Language
10:00-11:15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.00 Evelyn Bosma – Leiden University
Cognate facilitation in Frisian-Dutch bilingual children’s sentence reading: An eye-tracking study
12.00 – 12.15 Coffee break
12:15 – 13:00 Camilla Scaff – University of Zurich
Daylong recordings in language acquisition research: challenges and opportunities

13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 Tutorial Session I
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 – 16.30 Poster pitches
One-minute poster presentations
16.30 – 18.00 Poster session (live Q&As) and drinks

Wednesday, April 14th

9.30 – 11.30 Tutorial Session II
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.30 Caroline Junge & Christina Bergmann – Utrecht University & Max Planck Institute Nijmegen
Collaboration for robust language acquisition research: Lessons from joint projects small and large
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch break
13.45 – 15.45 Tutorial Session III
15.45 – 17.00 Break
17.00 – 18.30 Keynote Speaker:
Michael Frank – Stanford University
Variability and consistency in children’s early language learning: A data-driven approach
19.30 Conference dinner: live from our kitchens

Thursday, April 15th

9.30 – 11.30 Tutorial Session IV
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.30 Gabriella Vigliocco & Gwen Brekelmans – University College London
Creating a multimodal corpus of dyadic communication: the ECOLANG experience

12.30 – 12.45 Closing talk
Note: All times are in CET.


Automatic Speech Recognition: Arjan van Hessen
Bayesian Statistics: Shravan Vasishth
CHILDES: Jacqueline van Kampen
Day-long speech recordings: Camilla Scaff
ERP: Hanneke Loerts
Ethics and Privacy: Jacques Flores
Eye-tracking: Visual World Paradigm: Pim Mak
Modelling in Python: Raquel G. Alhama
Multilevel Analysis: Huub van den Berg
Online Surveys with Qualtrics: Martijn van der Klis
PRAAT: Willemijn Heeren
Research with Infants: Tips and Tricks: Anika van der Klis
Statistics in R: Hugo Quené
The ‘New Statistics’: Effects sizes and Meta-analytic methods: Christina Bergmann

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                      Computational Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition

Subject Languages: English

Registration: 28-Jan-2021 to 05-Apr-2021
Contact Person: Shalom Zuckerman

Registration Instructions:

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