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Research Center for Language and Cognition

CLCG Events September 2021

From:Mo 04-10-2021
Until:Fr 05-11-2021
Upcoming Events (PDF view)

11 October , 15.00 - 16.00 hrs, Collaboratory B
Acquisition lab (hybrid)
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20 October, 16.15  - 17.30 hrs, Collaboratory A
LANSPAN colloquium
Speaker: Edith Kaan (University of Florida)
Title: 'Prediction in second language processing and learning'
Abstract below

27 October, 16.15  - 17.30 hrs, Collaboratory A
LANSPAN colloquium
Speaker: Kyria Finardi (Federal University of Espírito Santo)
Title: 'Global English and the Global South'
Abstract below

2 November, 12.15  - 17.00 hrs
Workshop ‘Computational Approaches to Ancient Greek and Latin
The OIKOS Platform Digital Classics in collaboration with the CLCG is organizing a one-day workshop on Computational Approaches to ancient Greek and Latin.
Registration required
See the website for more information about the pgrogramme and registration.

4 November, 9.00 - 17.00 hrs, Geertsemazaal Academy Building
Groningen Symposium on Language and social Interaction Symposium  (GSLI) (hybrid)
See the GSLI website for more information about the pgrogramme and registration.

5 November, 13.00 -  17.3- hrs
The Bremen Groningen Online Workshops on Multimodality

This session: MEMES & SOCIAL MEDIA Hosted on Zoom:
The series is organized around various topics of recent multimodality research to discuss newest questions, newly developed methods, and/or latest results from empirical work. Visit the website for further info, program and registration. Info: Janina Wildfeuer (


LANSPAN colloquium: 'Prediction in second language processing and learning'
Edith Kaan (University of Florida)

There is ample evidence that language users predict upcoming information while reading or listening. However, there is still some controversy as to the ubiquity and importance of predictive processing. In this talk I will give a brief historical sketch of research on predictive processing in native language comprehension. I then turn to predictive processing in second language learners and discuss the relation between predictive processing and language learning. I will advocate a direction of research in which the utility of prediction is central: language users aim to achieve maximal processing efficiency. This may imply not predicting, or relying on different information to predict. In this way, differences in predictive processing can be accounted for within and across individuals, and between populations.

LANSPAN colloquium: Global English and the Global South
Kyria Finardi (Federal University of Espirito Santo)

This presentation discusses the production, evaluation, and circulation of knowledge in the Global South, focusing on the role of internationalization of higher education and languages in these processes. I open the discussion by bringing bibliometric evidence to illustrate and discuss these processes from the perspective of southern epistemologies, arguing in favor of an ecology of knowledges and languages. Bibliometric evidence of the production on internationalization in the last decade is brought to show an increase in publications, although the impact of this production does not correspond to its growth. Academic production on internationalization constitutes an interdisciplinary area that is still expanding and whose recognition is still incipient and strongly influenced by the Global North, as can be seen in the number of citations of authors from that region. The constitution of an epistemology of the South, evidenced in the citations of articles produced by authors from the region, seems to be hampered since intra-regional cooperation is smaller than cooperation between authors from the Global South with those from the Global North, a situation that it reinforces and perpetuates the status quo and the reverberation of theories and epistemologies alien to the ecosystem of the South. The discussion concludes that so as to allow the constitution of epistemologies of the South in an ecology of knowledge and languages, it is necessary to review the strategies of production, evaluation and circulation of knowledge.