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Summer School Announcement: GLOW Spring School 1 "Theories in Dialogue"/ Brussels, Belgium

Host Institution: Catholic University Brussels
Coordinating Institution: University of Leuven
Website http://www.glow37.org/spring-school
Dates: 7-Apr-2014 to 11-Apr-2014
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Focus: The general theme of GSS1 is “Theories in Dialogue”. The main idea is to approach the same topic from two different theoretical angles, thus creating a dialogue between the two theories. These dialogues will be organized in the form of two consecutive classes - taught by different teachers - each day during an entire week.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Additional Qualifications:
Full Summer School Description: The topics and teachers for GSS1 are as follows:

- Modelling learnability (computational linguistics)
* Antal Van den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen)
* Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania)

- Islands (syntax)
* Norvin Richards (MIT)
* Philip Hofmeister (Essex University)

- Pronouns (morphosyntax and semantics)
* Martina Wiltschko (University of British Columbia)
* Philippe Schlenker (École Normale Supérieure Paris & NYU)

- Spell-out (morphosyntax)
* Hagit Borer (Queen Mary, University of London)
* Pavel Caha (University of Tromsø)
Course Listings:
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax
Subject Language:
Lang family:
Tuition: 200.00 (EUR)
Financial Aid:
GSS1 will have a limited number of grants available for students. For more information regarding this financial aid, you can contact the coordinator of GSS1, Marijke De Belder.
Financial Aid Application:
Registration Dates: 1-Sep-2013 to 15-Jan-2014
Contact person information: Marijke De Belder
Apply by email: glowbrussels@gmail.com
Apply online: http://www.glow37.org/spring-school
Registration Instructions: More information regarding the registration process will be made available on the GSS1-website.
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