Summer School Linguapolis still open


Linguapolis, the Institute for Language and Communication of the University of Antwerp, conducts, from 21 to 26 August 2011, a Summer School course on qualitative and quantitative research methods in language learning and teaching: A Toolbox for Design-Based Research

Lecturers are Sven De Maeyer, PhD and Vincent Donche, PhD (Institute for Education and Information Sciences, University of Antwerp).

The course will focus on methodological considerations in designing and conducting empirical research. We will highlight the practical issues involved in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Insight will be given into the most commonly used data-collection techniques such as surveys, interviews, and observation. Further we will analyse how to generate more data-driven conclusions.

The target group are researchers in language learning and teaching who need to investigate user data or results of specific design practices and experiments in a more evidence-based manner. At the end of the course each participant gets a personal consult with the lectures to discuss current research.

The number of participants is limited to 25. Timely registration (or reservation) is therefore necessary. At this moment we still have 10 places available.

Check for more information and registration

Summer institute: Reasoning and Argument: Computing and Cognitive Science Perspectives


The Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation, and Rhetoric is holding its second summer institute. “Reasoning and Argument: Computing and Cognitive Science Perspectives,” will run from May 9 to May 27, 2011. The institute will be co-taught by Chris Reed (University of Dundee, Scotland) and Marcello Guarini (University of Windsor, Canada). The course may be taken for graduate-level credit or may be audited. Graduate students wanting to take the course for credit will not usually require a student visa given that the 36 hours of instruction will take place in less than one month. Students or faculty having any questions should contact Marcello Guarini (mguarini at

The poster is available at

The institute URL is

Second DYLAN Doctoral School


We are pleased to inform you that call for applications is now open for the Second DYLAN Doctoral School, Vienna, 22-24 September 2010.

Following our very successful First Doctoral School in Lyon in the Spring of 2008, the forthomcing Second DYLAN Doctoral School will further the interdisciplinary dialogue on multilingualism and linguistic diversity in Europe and beyond.

or further details on the contents, programme and organisation of the Second DYLAN Doctoral School, incl. application procedure and practicalities, please visit:

Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday 11 June 2010.

Free summer school at Carnegie Mellon


Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology

In the summer of 2010, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon
University will hold a three-week summer school in logic and formal
epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics,
computer science, linguistics, and other sciences.

The goals are to

o introduce students to cross-disciplinary fields of research at an
early stage in their career; and
o forge lasting links between the various disciplines.

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 25,
2010. There will be morning and afternoon lectures and daily problem
sessions, as well as outings and social events.

The summer school is free. That is, we will provide

o full tuition, and
o dormitory accommodations on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

So students need only pay round trip travel to Pittsburgh and living
expenses while there. There are no grades, and the courses do not
provide formal course credit.

Instructions for applying can be found on the summer school web page,

Materials must be received by the Philosophy Department by March 15,

This year’s topics are:

Logic and Scientific Inquiry
Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11
Instructor: Clark Glymour

Computability and Foundations
Monday, June 14 to Friday, June 18
Instructor: Wilfried Sieg

Philosophical Logic and Formal Epistemology
Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25
Instructor: Horacio Arlo-Costa

The summer school is open to undergraduates, as well as to students
who will have just completed their first year of graduate school.
Applicants need not be US citizens. There is a $20 nonrefundable
application fee.

Inquiries may be directed to Jeremy Avigad (