02 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

LECTURE SERIES

UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE

MON 2, 9, 16, 23 AND 30 NOV – 19:30 TO 21:30
Only live online via Zoom

Prof. Bernadette Jansma

Professor Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Processing, UM
Sybrine Bultena, PhD
Assistant Professor Centre for Language Studies and Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Radboud University Nijmegen
Stefan Frank, PhD
Assistant Professor Psycholinguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen
Katerina Kandylaki, PhD
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, UM
Prof. Milene Bonte
Professor Cognitive Neuroscience of Language and Literacy Development, UM

We learn a language to understand each other. But how do we learn a language? What happens in our brain and what connection is there between language and cognition (the way in which people perceive, learn and process information)? In this series, created in cooperation with the Language Centre of Maastricht University, we look at different aspects of language. We study what happens in the brain, multilingualism, inequality in everyday language use, rhythm of language and dyslexia. Whether we also learn to understand each other better through these insights into language remains to be seen.

The individual lectures

1. Myth Busters about Language in the Brain (Jansma / 2 Nov)

2. Interacting Languages in the Bilingual Brain (Bultena / 9 Nov)

3. Computers, Cognition and Communication: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches us about Language (Frank / 16 Nov)

4. Rhythm in Speech and Language Processing (Kandylaki / 23 Nov)

5. Language Development and Dyslexia (Bonte / 30 Nov)


Cost of the whole series
UM students for free
UM employees and students from other schools €12,50
Others €25

09 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

2. Interacting Languages in the Bilingual Brain (Bultena)

16 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

3. Computers, Cognition and Communication: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches us about Language (Frank)

23 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

4. Rhythm in Speech and Language Processing (Kandylaki)

30 November 2020

19:30 - 21:30

5. Language Development and Dyslexia (Bonte)