Register for Winter Storm 2019
This year's Winter Storm will take place January 15-17 and 22-24. For details about the schedule and program, check out the website:
. Thank you for taking a couple minutes to register--it makes our planning much easier!
First and last.
UMD department, or other affiliation.
We call it the 'Cocoaloquium': two hours of daily writing time before lunch, 10am-noon. You write your papers while we provide the cocoa, coffee, and peer pressure.
Coming to Cocoaloquium?
I'll join the Cocoaloquium.
I do not plan to join the Cocoaloquium.
We will provide lunch every day, 12-1pm. Unlike previous Winter Storms, this year there will be no talks during lunch, to allow more time for us to meet and catch up on research with each other.
Joining us for lunch?
I'll be there for lunch every day.
I'll come for lunch some days.
I don't plan to attend the lunches.
Plenary talk and reception
We are excited to welcome Laura Wagner (OSU Psychology) as an invited speaker on Wednesday, January 23. Her research examines language acquisition and intersects with many aspects of the research in our own community, including children’s acquisition of event semantics and their encoding of dialect and register to understand social indexical meanings. We also have a longstanding relationship with Laura because of her unique expertise in language science outreach efforts.
Attending Laura Wagner's talk?
Wednesday, January 23. Talk starts ~2:45pm.
Talk AND reception afterwards
I don't plan to attend the talk or the reception.
We'll conclude Winter Storm with a social event starting around 4pm on Thursday, January 24.
Attending the social event?
We will start each day with 9-10am sessions designed to improve professional skills and discuss topics relevant to any language science career, including how to write letters of recommendation, support neurodivergent students in teaching and mentoring, reason about effect sizes and power, and decide whether or not to pre-register your research.
I plan to attend some of the professional development sessions.
I do not plan to attend the professional development sessions.
We've reserved a lot of time in the schedule for interest groups to meet and discuss readings and/or ongoing collaborative projects. Please let us know which of the following planned groups you might be interested in, or if you have an idea for another group. See group descriptions and contacts here:
This is not a binding commitment; it just helps with our planning. If you're not sure yet, no worries!
Research discussion groups will have time to meet each afternoon, 1-2:30pm.
Reading as Statistical Learning
Events and Semantic Architecture
Exploring the Contribution of Executive Functions and Social Cognition to Literacy Development (January 16 only)
Utility of Brain Signals for Language Science
New approaches to neural measurements of auditory lexical processing
Language + Computation paper clinic (January 17 only)
Policy discussion groups will have time to meet each afternoon, 2:45-3:45pm.
Bias in Linguistics
This year we have a multi-session statistics workshop scheduled, and parallel single-session workshops in Python and in several neuro analysis methods.
4-5:30pm. Let us know which you might be interested in. (Again, not a binding commitment!)
Statistics (focus on linear mixed effects modeling and NHST and Bayesian power analysis)
Python + MEG analysis
Comments or suggestions
Let us know if you have any other comments or suggestions or activities you'd like us to add to the schedule. You can also contact any members of the organizing committee: Yi Ting Huang, Ellen Lau, and Alexander Williams.
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