Research Professors & Research Associates positions at the BCBL

Research Professors & Research Associates positions at the BCBL

Research Professors & Research Associates positions at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers Research Professors & Research Associates research fellow positions in seven main broad areas of research:

– Language development across the life span
– Speech perception, productions and disorders
– Reading and dyslexia
– Multilingualism
– Neurodegeneration, brain damage and rehabilitation
– Language and other cognitive systems
– Advanced methods in cognitive neuroscience

The Center promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students).

We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modelers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise.

These permanent positions are for researchers willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country. This call is open both to established researchers as Research Associates, with 8 to 12 years of postdoctoral experience; and senior leading researchers as Research Professors, with longer research experience. The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2013.

Applications from women researchers are specially welcome.
An acceptance letter of the host institution Scientific Director is mandatory.
To submit your application please follow this link
Deadline: September 10, 2021, at 13:00, CET

For further information please contact the Scientific Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras ()

8th Annual Summer Neurolinguistics School

Center for Language and Brain is happy to invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Summer Neurolinguistics School, to be held online on 28-30 June 2021. This year’s topic is The science of reading: From brain to behavior and back again. The school will be devoted to the cognitive and neural mechanisms of reading across languages and populations.

Our confirmed invited lecturers are:
– 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.

The School will also feature solicited ‘flash talks’ and oral presentations.
Registration deadline: 20 June 2021. Registration form.
Abstract submission deadline: 21 May 2021.
Abstract submission form.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1 June 2021.
For more information, please see our website or e-mail us at .

Leipzig Lectures on Language

Leipzig Lectures on Language
May-October, 2021

We are delighted to announce the Leipzig Lectures on Language 2021—a novel series of online talks on combinatorics in language, where visions in theoretical and experimental linguistics will be discussed in combination with cutting-edge empirical methods. The term combinatorics is used here as a cover term for the many definitions of combinatorial processes in the psycho- and neurolinguistics literature including compositionalitycombinationcompositionbindingmergeblending, etc.

The series aims to highlight the directions into which junior scholars are currently moving forward.

Inscripción y más información aquí.

8th Summer Neurolinguistics School

8th Summer Neurolinguistics School – The science of reading: From brain to behavior and back again

28-30 June 2021 (online)

Center for Language and Brain is happy to invite you to join them for the 8th Annual Summer Neurolinguistics School, to be held online on 28-30 June 2021. This year’s topic is The science of reading: From brain to behavior and back again. The school will be devoted to the cognitive and neural mechanisms of reading across languages and populations.

The confirmed invited lecturers are:
– 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.The School will also feature solicited ‘flash talks’ and oral presentations.

Registration deadline: 20 June 2021. Registration form.
Abstract submission deadline: 21 May 2021. Abstract submission form.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1 June 2021.
For more information, please see the website or e-mail them at .

XPRAG.it 2020(21)

XPRAG.it 2020(21)

New call for papers: Posters and Pre-registration posters only
We invite submissions of abstracts in any area of experimental pragmatics, including neuropragmatics, developmental pragmatics, and clinical pragmatics as well as pragmatics in multimodal communication.
For this second call for papers two types of submission are accepted:

  • Poster presentation
  • We welcome new submissions.
  • Moreover, the contributions that were previously accepted as pre-registration posters may be converted into poster presentation. Please submit the updated version by logging in to the submission form with your credentials. After editing the main text of the abstract according to the guidelines, please choose poster in the ‘presenter preference’ section in the bottom right side of the submission form. Your updated contribution will replace the previously accepted one, being assigned the same ID as before.
  • Pre-registration poster presentation
  • This type of submission offers the opportunity to present plans for studies yet to be undertaken, rather than work that has been already completed.
Please, follow these submission guidelines to submit your abstract:
  • The abstracts must not exceed 1500 words including references. Max 2 figures to be uploaded separately during the submission process (file format .jpg, .png).
  • Abstracts must be written in English and should include a clear title.
  • Please indicate three appropriate keywords for your abstract, which will be used for session planning.
  • Abstracts for pre-registration posters must respect the same word limits and should include the following sections:
  • Introduction (background, reasons for carrying out the study, hypotheses);
  • Methods (how the hypothesis will be tested);
  • Approach for statistical analysis (what statistical tests will be used).
Accepted pre-registration posters should include the sections above, plus any data collected since submitting the abstract, and any initial statistical analysis or conclusions
  • Please note in this second call – meant for posters and pre-registration posters only – the authors may submit more than one contribution.
  • We welcome new submissions also from those authors whose contribution was accepted in the 2020 submission.
  • Please specify the type of submission (poster or pre-registration) in the submission form.

3-year Postdoc positions – Speech and Language Disorders

3-year Postdoc positions – Speech and Language Disorders

The Research Group on Cognition and Language (GRECIL) at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain) invites researchers working in any field of speech and language disorders, with special interest in advances on technological applications for these populations, to apply to one of the following call for post-doctoral grants that is now open:

  • Beatriu de Pinós post-doctoral grants (3 years, funded by the regional government; at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience outside Spain)
  • UOC post-doctoral  grants (3 years, funded by the Open University of Catalonia)
Applicants must hold a PhD. Knowledge of Catalan or Spanish is not required. Applicants need the approval of the host research group prior to the submission of their proposal at the call. Both grants are highly competitive and they are more suitable for candidates that are applying for their second postdoc. More information can be found here:
  • Beatriu de Pinós post-doctoral grants (call for applications coming soon): Candidates of any nationality who have obtained a doctorate qualification between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2017 (understood as the date of obtaining the doctorate as the date of the reading and approval of the thesis).
  • UOC post-doctoral  grants (deadline for applications, March 1st): Candidates of any nationality who have obtained a doctorate qualification after 1 January 2014
 Located at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain), the Research Group on Cognition and Language (GRECIL) is part of the Department of Psychology and Education Sciences. Our group studies any aspect of human language and cognition, with a specific interest in speech, language, and cognitive impairments (more info on the group here). Our lines of research include:
  • Creation, implementation and evaluation of digital solutions to improve the detection, diagnosis and intervention of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs).
  • Acquisition of phonetic and phonological abilities in typical populations and populations with special educational needs (e.g., children exposed to non-native languages and children with NDDs)
  • Interaction between phonology, gesture, and pragmatics in language acquisition
  • Early intervention and evidence-based practice of language and communication disorders in childhood.
  • Gender differences in neurodevelopmental disorders
Applicants are invited to contact the research group by February 15, sending a CV and a statement of research interests to  with the subject “POSTDOC”,.Decisions on whether support is granted will be taken by February 22.

ROLLING Institute on Argument Structure

The ROLLING Institute on Argument Structure consists of 9 courses that will take place virtually over the course of 7 months from January to July, 2021. These are week-long courses from Monday to Friday.

List of Lectures:

  • “Verbal argument structure” (by Artemis Alexiadou, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin – Leibniz ZAS)

  • “Argument structure across frameworks” (by Antonio Fábregas, Universitetet i Tromsø)

  • “Argument structure and lexical semantics” (by John Beavers, The University of Texas at Austin)

  • “The argument structure of psych verbs” (by Carles Royo, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

  • “Argument structure and information structure” (by Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández, Universidad de Sevilla)

  • “The argument structure of unergatives across theories” (by Isabel Oltra-Massuet, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

  • “Argument structure and quantification (by Svitlana Antonyuk, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz)

  • “Argument structure and word formation” (by Elisabeth Gibert-Sotelo, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

  • “Argument structure and neurolinguistics” (by Linnaea Stockall, Queen Mary University London; Laura Gwilliams, University of California San Francisco) . It includes a Roundtable with Ellen Lau (University of Maryland), Alec Marantz (NeLLab-NYU), and Liina Pylkkänen (NeLLab-NYU).

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and following the current safety guidelines established by the university, the courses will be conducted online on Teams.

The Institute is organized by the members of the Research Project “Argument Structure and Neurolinguistic Processing at the Lexicon-Syntax Interface: Unergative Verbs with Cognate Object or Obligatory Prepositional Object” of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI2016-80142-P). Our project focuses on the theoretical representation and linguistic processing of unergative verbs. It seeks to analyze the various structures in which unergative verbs can appear and how they contrast with other parallel structures such as light verb configurations from both a theoretical and an experimental point of view.

Curso de posgrado: Neuropsicolingüística

Dictado por la Dra. Macarena Martínez Cuitiño en el marco de la Maestría en Neuropsicología de la Universidad de Flores.

El curso es 100% online.
Inicio: 24 de septiembre.

Pueden consultar el temario así como información sobre aranceles e inscripción en el siguiente link.