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NODALI: KIT GRADUATE SCHOOL COURSE 17-20 MAY IN HELSINKI



                                                    --  NODALI --


Dear all,

This is to remind you of the registration deadline and to inform you in
more detail about the forthcoming KIT Graduate School course in May 2004.

Course name: Emergent phonology
Lecturers: Björn Lindblom (Stockholm University)
Place: University of Helsinki, Finland
Time: 17 - 20 May 2004
Deadlines: 23 April

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?

The goal of this course is to paint a broad picture of current research on
speech processes including adult production and perception of speech as
well as larning to speak and acquiring one's native phonology. A
significant difficulty for all concerned with research in those areas is
how to handle the variability of the speech signal, a classic problem
known as the 'invariance issue' (the one-to-many correspondence between
abstract linguistic categories and their noisy, incomplete and variable
manifestations in the signal). It is made particularly evident it in the
context of normal language acquisition: If the signals that they hear
during development are so variable, how are children able to find the
underlying structure, the phonological entities and rules, of their native
language?


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE AND THE KIT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LT

Detailed course information is available on :
http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/kit/tutkijakoulu/courses/lindblom.shtml

Information about the Graduate School of Language Technology in Finland
is available on the following web page:
http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/kit/tutkijakoulu/index.shtml


APPLICATION

Applications (at the latest): 23 April 2004
Notification of acceptance (at the latest): 26 April 2004

The requirements for participation are the same as applied by GSLT, the
Swedish Graduate School of Language Technology. There is a list of
questions (an application form) available on the following KIT Graduate
School web page

http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/kit/tutkijakoulu/courses/externalstudents.shtml

that you can answer and send per e-mail to the course secretary Sonja
Vainio at sonja dot vainio at shh dot fi

TRAVELLING EXPENSES

Funds provided by NorFA's Nordic language technology programme are
available for reasonable travel and accomodation expenses for post grad
students from the Nordic and the Baltic countries. Original receipts for
all expenses and the air tickets are required and the travelling expenses
form should be sent within two months of the trip. If you are a graduate
student but would like to participate, contact Sonja Vainio at the email
address below.

More information about this is available during the course. All Nordic
students who are accepted in the course are eligible for compensation of
reasonable expenses.

Please feel free to distribute this message to any interested students.

Welcome to attend the courses!

Best wishes,

Sonja Vainio


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      Sonja Vainio
      Tutkimusavustaja
      Yleisen kielitieteen laitos
      PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20 A, 3. krs huone 314)
      00014 HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
      puhelin:     (09) 191 29326
      faksi:       (09) 191 29307
      s=E4hk=F6posti:  sbvainio at ling dot helsinki dot fi

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