Night Whites 2015

The Third St. Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language (Night Whites 2015) will be hosted by St. Petersburg State University, Russia, on December 18-19, 2015. 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:

· Harald Clahsen, University of Potsdam
· Simon Garrod, University of Glasgow
· Kira Gor, University of Maryland
· Hanne Gram Simonsen, University of Oslo

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 of 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.

The Organising Committee:
Tatiana Chernigovskaya, St.Petersburg State University
Kira Gor, University of Maryland
Andriy Myachykov, Northumbria University and Higher School of Economics
Tatiana Petrova, St.Petersburg State University
Yury Shtyrov, Aarhus University and Higher School of Economics
Natalia Slioussar, Higher School of Economics and St.Petersburg State University

Student volunteers:
Anya Stetsenko, Anastasia Chuprina