Summer Institute on The Investigation of Linguistic Meaning

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Call for Applications

The Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin and the National Humanities Center in North Carolina are soliciting applications for the 2015/16 SIAS Summer Institute: The Investigation of Linguistic Meaning: In the Armchair, in the Field, and in the Lab. The Summer Institute wants to attract junior postdoctoral researchers (PhD 2009 or later) from one of three fields: (a) Theoretical Linguistics, especially Semantics and its interfaces with Pragmatics, Syntax, and Phonology, (b) Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, and (c) Linguistic and Anthropological Fieldwork. SIAS Summer Institutes are designed to support the development of scholarly networks and collaborative projects among young scholars from the United States and Europe. The institutes are open to scholars who have received a Ph.D. within the past five years and Ph.D. candidates who are now studying or teaching at a European or American institution of higher education. Each institute accommodates twenty participants and is built around two summer workshops, one held in the United States and another in Europe in consecutive years. One goal of the 2015/16 Summer Institute will be interdisciplinary team building, resulting in joint publications at the end of the project. A second goal will be capacity building, especially the acquisition of methods in the neighboring fields.

Dates

July 20 to 31, 2015, Berlin, Germany, organized by the Wissenschaftskolleg and ZAS

July 18 to 29, 2016, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Application deadline: January 6, 2015. Full call for applications with application details:

https://udrive.oit.umass.edu/kratzer/siassi-announcement-2015-2016.pdf

Conveners

Angelika KRATZER, Professor of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Manfred KRIFKA, Professor of General Linguistics at Humboldt Universität Berlin and Director of the Zentrum für Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin (ZAS).

Guest lecturers

Emmanuel CHEMLA, Research Scientist (CNRS), Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, École Normale Supérieure, Paris

Lisa MATTHEWSON, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia

Jesse SNEDEKER, Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Malte ZIMMERMANN, Professor of Semantics and Theory of Grammar, Universität Potsdam

Stipends and expenses

The program will cover the cost of travel, meals, lodging, and texts for both the United States and European meetings. Fellows will also receive a small stipend.

Sponsors and administration

In the United States the institutes are administered by the National Humanities Center. In Europe they are administered by the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. The program is made possible by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The SIAS Summer Institutes are sponsored by SIAS (Some Institutes for Advanced Study) consisting of the following institutes:

  • Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA
  • Institute for Advanced Study, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
  • Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
  • National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, Netherlands
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, MA
  • Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany

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