Night Whites 2014

The Second St. Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language (Night Whites 2014) will be hosted by St. Petersburg State University, Russia, on February 28 – March 1, 2014. The talks will 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 will be given by:

· Professor William Marslen-Wilson, University of Cambridge (abstract)
· Professor Martin Fischer, University of Potsdam (abstract)

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. Unlike most international events held in Russia’s Northern Capital that see the city packed with tourists during the White Night season around midsummer, we will meet in the depth of dark cold Russian winter. Among the advantages are low hotel rates and flight fares, hot scientific discussions (not hindered by the urge to party outside), beautiful city without crowds and some of the most exotic short winter days to be seen on the planet (and lots snow – if we are lucky). We can’t vouch for the weather, but great scientific and social atmosphere is guaranteed!

We wish to thank the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St.Petersburg State University for their hospitality in hosting this event and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) for partial support of the conference (project № 13-06-06217).

The Organising Committee:
Prof Tatyana Chernigovskaya, St.Petersburg State University
Prof Kira Gor, University of Maryland
Dr Andriy Myachykov, Northumbria University
Dr Tatyana Petrova, St.Petersburg State University
Prof Yury Shtyrov, Aarhus University
Dr Natalia Slioussar, Utrecht University and St.Petersburg State University

Student volunteers from St.Petersburg State University:
Anastasia Chuprina, Varvara Magomedova, Anya Stetsenko, Ekaterina Nikulina

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact the organizers at winter dot language at gmail dot com.