We are excited to announce the 1st Winter Linguistic School organized by the Linguistic Society of Korea. The theme is Linguistics and Beyond, and the goal of the School is to provide advanced training in linguistics and its interfaces highlighting up-to-date theoretical advances in related fields. The event will take place at Seoul National University from February 5th to 7th, 2018.
The School will feature series of invited lectures on
We particularly welcome undergraduate and graduate students for participation from the field of linguistics and/or its adjacent fields including cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, semiotics, AI-engineering, and the like.
Shinyang Hall I (4-Dong) #302, College of Humanities
Seoul National University
Registration fee is
Those who wish to apply for the LSK scholarship for LSKLS,
If there is any inquiry, please contact 2018LSKLS@gmail.com.
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This course introduces the neural machinery behind our ability to speak and understand language. In three sessions we will cover: (i) neurolinguistic questions and methods, (ii) the brain bases of speech perception and phonology, and (iii) syntax and semantics. Special attention will be given to how theories of linguistic computations and representations can inform, and be informed by, our understanding of the brain.2. Sign Language
Since the 1970s, sign languages have been known to be natural human languages, complete with their proper histories and grammars. Over the last few decades, linguistic work on sign language has given us a fuller understanding of the human language capacity, allowing us to abstract away from the acoustic channel and observe new properties that only emerge in the visuospatial modality. After establishing some basics of sign language linguistics, this mini-course will cover the phonology, syntax, and semantics of sign languages. In each domain, we will see that sign language fits into known typologies, but that unique properties of sign language can be used to gain linguistic insights: resolving existing debates or opening new questions. The goal of this course is to provide students and more senior researchers with a strong background for following future research contributions coming from sign language research in order to incorporate these insights into their own research problems. No prior knowledge of a sign language is required.3. Experimental Syntax
The goal of this mini-course is to introduce students to the design and analysis of formal acceptability judgment experiments from start to finish. We will cover all of the major components of an experiment: extracting testable predictions from hypotheses, creating materials, distributing items across lists, constructing a presentation order, choosing the most appropriate task, deploying the experiment, exploring and analyzing the results, and creating publication quality figures. We will work through concrete examples from a real experiment (on island effects in English), and use R scripts that can be modified for use with future experiments. There is a lot to cover in just three sessions, so the general plan will be to discuss the major points of each topic, explore concrete examples, and then point to slides, scripts, and additional readings that students can use to construct their own experiments.