Time: 11.-22. September, 2006

Location: University of Zadar, Croatia

The University of Zadar, the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, The Croatian Language Technologies Society (HDJT), in cooperation with the German Linguistics Society (DGfS) Section CL and the University of Potsdam, are pleased to sponsor the first Jadertina Summer School in Empirical and Computational Linguistics held in Zadar, Croatia, focusing on the topic of empirical and computational linguistics.

Courses will be offered at absolute beginners level, as well as at the advanced, or PhD level.

On Saturday the 16th of September there is also a workshop, related to the summer school:

Poster for download:
English and Croatian

Courses offered (tentative schedule):

Introduction to Field-methods
Dunja Brozović Rončević, IHJJ
Arjen Versloot, Fryske Akademy

Bidirectional Phonology and Phonetics and its Acquisition
Paul Boersma, University of Amsterdam

Perception in Phonology
Małgorzata E. Ćavar, University of Zadar

Introduction to Scheme/Python in Computational Linguistics
Damir Ćavar, University of Zadar

Human-Computer Interaction for Multimodal Speech/Gesture Systems with
emphasis on Embodied Conversational Characters

Andrea Corradini, University of Potsdam

Phonology-morphology Interface
Tracy Alan Hall, Indiana University

Sound Change
Silke Hamann, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

Formal and Computational Models of Language Evolution
Gerhard Jäger, University of Bielefeld

Introduction to Computational Semantics
Ralf Klabunde, University of Bochum

Formal Models in Computational Linguistics
Marcus Kracht, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Finite State Technologies
Thomas Hanneforth, University of Potsdam

Computational Models of Language Acquisition
William G. Sakas, City University New York (CUNY)

Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
Marko Tadić, University of Zagreb

Text-oriented applications of Computational Linguistics
Andreas Witt, University of Tübingen

All courses are offered as one or two week courses with 1.5 hours daily.

Participation certificates are issued on the bases of course participation. Recognition of course credits is a matter of each individual institution, thus the course descriptions and the certificates issued by the teachers will serve you as a basis for an application for the recognition of the course credits. Individual extra work in form of assignments, or projects for the course is agreed upon with the teachers individually.

Please contact the administration of your University for requirements and prerequisites, and let the summer school administration know about your particular requirements and prerequisites.

The summer school is accompanied by a students conference. Registered students will have an opportunity to present a reviewed paper at the conference, that might be published after positive review in the Jadertina Workingpapers online and printed.

Organizing Committee:

Dunja Brozović Rončević (IHJJ)
Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz)
Damir Ćavar (University of Zadar; Indiana University)
Malgorzata Ćavar (University of Zadar)
Alexander Geyken (
BBAW, Germany)
Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam)
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Ralf Klabunde (University of Bochum)
Marcus Kracht (UCLA, USA)
Jonas Kuhn (University of Texas)
William G. Sakas (CUNY)
Tomislav Stojanov (IHJJ)
Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb)

Registration and accommodation:

Main contact address: ...

For accommodation reservation please contact the organizing committee at the email address above.

Detailed instructions on registration can be found on this web page soon.

Registration fee:
150 EURO for the complete summer school

Sponsoring Institutions:

University of Zadar
Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics (IHJJ), Zagreb
Croatian Language Technologies Society (HDJT)
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft, Sektion CL (DGfS)

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