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Night Whites 2014

The Second St.Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language (58-60 Galernaya Street).

This workshop is dedicated to studying the mysteries of human language function. The talks focus on topics broadly defined as experimental studies of human language including (but not limited to) psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling of linguistic processes, neuropsychology, experimental phonetics, etc. The keynote lectures at the workshop are given by:

  • Prof. William Marslen-Wilson (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Martin Fischer (University of Potsdam)

In addition to the series of talks, we host a selection of poster presentations. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on language for an event that will transcend disciplinary boundaries to give a snapshot of the current state-of-the-art in the field and encourage new contacts, ideas and collaborations.

Conference Program

Friday, February 28

9:30-10:20am – Registration, welcome coffee and poster set-up

10:20-10:30am – Opening remarks

10:30am-1:00pm – Session 1

  • 10:30-11:00am – Paul E. Engelhardt "Cognitive Control in (Fluent) Language Production: Evidence from Individual Differences and Neurodevelopmental disorders"
  • 11:00-11:30am – Maria Falikman, Maria Vasilyeva, Olga Fedorova, Ekaterina Pechenkova "Psychophysical Methods in Experimental Morphology"
  • 11:30am-12:00pm – Thomas Farmer"The Development of Linguistic Expectations Over the Course of L2 Learning"
  • 12:00-12:30pm – Kira Gor "Inflectional Paradigm and Decomposition in a Second Language"
  •  12:30-1:00pm – Andrej Kibrik, Mariya Khudyakova, Grigory Dobrov, Anastasia Linnik "Referential Choice: Factors and Modeling"

1:00-2:00pm – Lunch break (on your own)

2:00-4:30pm – Session 2

  • 2:00-2:30pm – Maxim Kireev, Natalia Slioussar,Tatiana Chernigovskaya, Alexander Korotkov, Svyatoslav Medvedev "Changes in Functional Connectivity Within the Fronto-Temporal Brain Network Induced by Regular and Irregular Russian Verb Production"
  • 2:30-3:00pm – Anastasia Klimovich-Smith, Mirjana Bozic, William Marslen-Wilson "Relational and Morphophonological Processing Within the Left Fronto-Temporal Language Network"
  • 3:00-3:30pm – Pia Knoeferle "Action and Speaker Gaze Effects on Language Comprehension"
  • 3:30-4:00pm – Daniil Kocharov, Olga Glotova "Collecting Electromagnetic Articulatory Data for a Corpus of Russian Speech"
  • 4:00-4:30pm – Teija Kujala "Language Learning in the Infant Brain"

4:30-5:00pm – Coffee break

5:00-6:15pm – Keynote Lecture 1. Martin Fischer "Embodied Representation of Number Knowledge"

6:30-8:00pm – Posters and drinks reception

Saturday, March 1

10:30am-1:00pm – Session 3

  • 10:30-11:00am – Alina Leminen, Sini Jakonen, Miika Leminen, Jyrki Mäkelä, Minna Lehtonen "Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Sentence Processing: Are Distinct Neural Populations Responsible for Morphological and Morphosyntactic Parsing?" 
  • 11:00-11:30am – Andriy Myachykov, Paul Engelhardt , Thomas Farmer "Phonologically Typicality and Dyslexia: An Eye Movement Study" 
  • 11:30am-12:00pm – Alexandre Nikolaev, Minna Lehtonen "Behavioral Effects of Number of Stem Allomorphs on Word Recognition"
  • 12:00-12:30pm – Vera Podlesskaya"Self-Repairs in the Prosodically Annotated Corpus of Spoken Russian"
  • 12:30-1:00pm – Elena Riekhakaynen "The Functional Model of Spoken Word Recognition: Evidence from Russian"

1:00-2:00pm – Lunch break (light snacks provided)

2:00-3:15pm – Keynote Lecture 2. William Marslen-Wilson "Morphological Systems and Their Neurobiological Substrates"

3:15-3:45pm – Coffee break

3:45-5:45pm – Session 4

  • 3:45-4:15pm – Natalia Slioussar, Natalia Cherepovskaia "Morphologic Ambiguity in Sentence Processing: Evidence from Russian"
  • 4:15-4:45pm – Yury Shtyrov "Automatic Neural Discrimination of Lexical Information in Visually Presented Words: EEG and MEG Data"
  • 4:45-5:15pm – Anastasia Nikolaeva, Anna Butorina, Tatiana Stroganova "Building the Word Memory Traces: Two Hemispheres Diverge in the Speed of Their Response to Word Repetition"
  • 5:15-5:45pm – Seppo Vainio, Anneli Pajunen, Jukka Hyönä "Processing Modifier–Head Agreement in L1 and L2 Finnish: An Eye-Tracking Study"

5:45-6:00pm – Conference closure

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