Eighth annual Summer Neurolinguistics School was held online in 2021
The 8th Summer Neurolinguistic School was held online from 28 to 30 of June, 2021.
The 8th Summer Neurolinguistic School was held online from 28 to 30 of June, 2021. Our Summer School has already become traditional and involved participants from many universities both from Russia and abroad. Due to the pandemic restrictions the School was held fully online for the second year in a row. Broadcast for registered participants was carried out in Zoom and at our Youtube channel.
The topic of this year was "The science of reading: From brain to behavior and back again". The School was devoted to the cognitive and neural mechanisms of reading across languages and populations. Keynote lectures covered different subtopics in reading research: reading in children and adults; reading in mono,- and bilinguals; reading in healthy speakers and in patients with language disorders. Our invited speakers were:
Roelien Bastiaanse, University of Groningen / HSE university,
Hazel Blythe, Northumbria University,
Victor Kuperman, McMaster University,
Brennan Payne, University of Utah,
Fabio Richlan, University of Salzburg,
Debra Titone, McGill University.
Apart from keynote lectures, the School included short oral presentations and flash talks. Their presenters shared their studies into reading in English, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Yakut, Tagalog, Russian Sign Language and many other languages. The topics included but were not limited to fluency in reading and reading comprehension, the influence of morphosyntactic effects, orthography and phonology on reading, as well as reading in patients with hearing loss and with dyslexia.
We are thankful to all speakers, participants and contributors who made the School a high-quality international academic event. We are looking forward to seeing you next year!
The event is organized in the framework of a research grant funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (grant ID: 075-15-2020-928).