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Night Whites 2015

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

We are very pleased to welcome you to The Third St.Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language (Night Whites 2015) 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. Harald Clahsen (University of Potsdam)
  • Prof. Simon Garrod (University of Glasgow)
  • Prof. Hanne Gram Simonsen (University of Oslo)
  • Prof. Kira Gor (University of Maryland)

In addition to the series of talks, we host a selection of poster presentations. This 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.


December 18, Friday

9:15-9:45am Registration

9:45-10:00am Opening remarks by Tatiana Chernigovskaya

10:00-11:00am Keynote Lecture 1Harald Clahsen "Controlling Competition in Speaking: Brain Potentials to Morphological Encoding During Language Production"

11:00-11:25am Coffee break

Session 1

11:25-11:50am Talat Bulut, and Emine Yarar "Relative Clause Processing in Turkish"

11:50-12:15pm Katharina Wendler, Michele Burigo, and Pia Knoeferle "Picture-Sentence Mismatches in the Blank Screen Paradigm"

12:15-12:40pm Evgenia Volkovyskaya, Ilhan Raman, and Bahman Baluch "The Role of Second Language Proficiency (L2) on Semantic Priming: Evidence from Bilingual Adult Russian (L1)–English (L2) Speakers"

12:40-1:05pm Katja Suckow "How Number Attraction Affects the Comprehension of Grammatical Sentences"

1:05-2:00pm Lunch break

Session 2

2:00-2:25pm Filip Smolík "Imageability and Past Tense: Imageability Effects are not Limited to Irregular Verbs"

2:25-2:50pm Natalia Slioussar "The Role of Syncretism in Number Agreement: New Evidence from Russian"

2:50-2:15pm Yury Shtyrov "Online Neurophysiological Measures of Lexicon Acquisition"

3:15-3:40pm Nina Jeanette Sauer "Extended Syllable Cues in tip-of-the-Tongue Resolution"

3:40-4:05pm Coffee break

Session 3

4:05-4:30pm Anastasia Roshchupkina, Jelena Mirkovic and Gareth Gaskell "Sleep-Related Consolidation of New Form Meaning Mappings in Adult Language Learning"

4:30-4:55pm Bojana Ristić, Nicola Molinaro and Simona Mancini "Number Attraction in Serbian: What is More Attractive?"

4:55-5:20pm Olga Raeva, and Elena Riekhakaynen "The Role of Intonation for Spoken Word Recognition: Experimental Evidence"

5:20-5:45pm Iya Khelm Price, and Jeffrey Witzel "Sources of Processing Difficulty in Relative Clauses: Evidence from Russian"

5:45-6:00pm Short break

6:00-7:00pm Keynote Lecture 2Hanne Gram Simonsen "Assessing Lexical Development in Bilingual Children"

7:00-8:30pm Posters with reception

December 19, Saturday

10:00-11:00am Keynote Lecture 3Simon Garrod "Dialogue Mechanisms for Mutual Understanding"

11:00-11:25am Coffee break

Session 4

11:25-11:50am Ramesh Kumar Mishra, and Seema Prasad "Voluntary Naming in Bilinguals: Effects of Subliminal Priming on Language Selection"

11:50-12:15pm Andriy Myachykov "Overlap and Interface Between Simulated Knowledge Representations"

12:15-12:40pm Alex Miklashevsky "Spatial Semantics of 506 Russian Nouns"

12:40-1:05pm Daniil Kocharov, Tatiana Kachkovskaia, and Pavel Skrelin "Prosodic Factors Influencing Vowel Reduction in Russian"

1:05-2:00pm Lunch break

Session 5

2:00-2:25pm Andrej Kibrik, and Olga Fedorova "Language as Is: a Multimodal Initiative"

2:25-2:50pm Ludmila Isurin, and Christy Seidel "'Lost and found': Applying the Savings Paradigm in Case of Pervasive Language Loss"

2:50-3:15pm Lindy Comstock "Individual Differences in Suprasegmental Prosody: L2 Acquisition versus L1 Attrition"

3:15-3:40pm Eva Belke, Tanja Anstatt, and Christina Clasmeier "Schalter, Šapka, Šaška–an Eye Tracking Study of Coactivation in the Mental Lexicon of Russian-German Bilinguals"

3:40-4:05pm Coffee break

Session 6

4:05-4:30pm Enrico Cipriani "The Role of Visual Representations in Optic Aphasia"

4:30-4:55pm Anna Chrabaszcz, Svetlana Buklina, Valeria Tolkacheva, Anna Poddubskaya, and Olga Dragoy "Developing a Russian Test for Speech Mapping During Awake Craniotomy"

4:55-5:20pm Ainhoa Bastarrika Iriarte, Cesar Caballero, and Douglas J.Davidson "MEG Correlates of Short-Term Grammatical Plasticity: Grammatical Number Processing in Spanish Learners of Basque"

5:20-5:45pm Eneko Antón, Guillaume Thierry, Alexander Goborov, and Jon Andoni Duñabeitia "Mixing Languages in Formal Schooling: Where are the Negative Consequences"?

5:45-6:00pm Short break

6:00-7:00pm Keynote Lecture 4Kira Gor "Half Empty or Half Full? Nonnative Lexical Access"

7:00-7:15pm Conference closure

18-19 december

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