Summer School “Methods in Language Sciences”

The Summer School “Methods in Language Sciences” will take place from Monday 10 to Friday 14 July 2023.

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Top quality research requires outstanding methodological skills. That is why the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication of Ghent University will jointly organize a Summer School on “Methods in Language Sciences” in July 2023.

This Summer School is targeted at both junior and senior researchers and offers ten multi-day modules on various topics, ranging from quantitative to qualitative methods and covering introductory and advanced statistical analysis (including a separate module on Linear Mixed Models), Natural Language Processing (NLP), eye-tracking, survey design, as well as specific tools such as PRAAT and ELAN. In 2023 we have two new modules: one on multivariate statistical methods and one on research data management. All lecturers are internationally recognized experts with a strong research and teaching background.

Because the modules will partly be held in parallel sessions, participants have to choose one or two modules to follow (see the Programme for details). No prerequisite knowledge or experience is required, except for Modules 2, 9 and 10, which deal with advanced statistical data analysis.

We are proud to welcome keynote speaker Thomas Demeester (UGent-imec) at this year’s summer school, who will give a talk about what is inside ChatGPT.

Due to the energy crisis in 2022 the registration fees were updated to €300 for one module and €400 for two modules. This will ensure that we can continue to offer a high quality summer school at still reasonable prices. Young researchers of Ghent University are exempt from the fees since their registration is sponsored by the Doctoral Schools.

This is your opportunity to take your methodological skills for research in (applied) linguistics, translation or interpreting studies to the next level. We are looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!



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