2019 ASEEES Summer Convention Zagreb

Professor Anita Peti-Stantić, the leader of the MEGACRO project, and members of the MEGACRO research group Jelena Tušek, PhD and Irina Masnikosa, MA will participate in a panel discussion on the 2019 ASEEES Summer Convention in Zagreb on the 15th of June.

The chair and the discussant of the Saturday session on the Universality of Semantic Categories across Languages and Methodologies: Concreteness and Imageability is professor Mateusz Milan Stanojević.

The panel discussion will be held in the room A123 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, starting at 9 a.m.

Croatian Conjunct Agreement Preferences Disambiguate Relative Clause Antecedent

Jana Willer-Gold will present the results of her cooperation with Ana Matić, Marijan Palmović (Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences) and Anita Peti-Stantić, MEGAHR project leader at the Conference Neuroscience of Language in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Tuesday, the 23rd of April 2019. The researchers have studied how Croatian Conjunct Agreement Preferences Disambiguate Relative Clause Antecedent. 

Concreteness and imageability at the interface of linguistics and psychology – University of Birmingham

Prof. Anita Peti-Stantić will give an invited lecture at the University of Birmingham titled “Concreteness and imageability at the interface of linguistics and psychology“.  The lecture will be given on March 1st, 2019 in STRA-LT2 Strathcona Building Lecture Theatre 2 (G17) starting at 14:00. The University of Birmingham is currently the home of a big project – Out Of Our Minds – which is hosting this invited lecture.

Concreteness and imageability at the interface of linguistics and psychology

Prof. Anita Peti-Stantić will give an invited lecture at the UCL (University College London) titled “Concreteness and imageability at the interface of linguistics and psychology“.  The lecture will be given at one of the Linglunches  on February 26th, 2019 in Room 101- Chandler House starting at 12:30. Linglunches are a series of lectures open to all linguistic topics which provide an opportunity for UCL staff and guest researchers to present their work to interested audience.

Workshop: Methodology and ethics of empirical research in humanities and social sciences

We hereby announce the following MEGACRO project activity  – a workshop on Methodology and ethics of empirical research in humanities and social sciences. The workshop will be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb (council room). It is aimed at all MEGACRO project research team members (HRZZ-IP-2016-06-1210 The Building Blocks of Mental Grammar: Constraints of Information Structure), young researchers and students who believe the suggested topics could help them clarify their dilemmas about their research ideas.

Since the second part of the workshop is focused on discussing several examples of research design, we kindly ask those who would like to participate in the workshop to send us a brief description of a topic they would like to research (their research goal, methods, expectations…).

Please send your ideas by email to: professor Anita Peti-Stantić (anita.peti-stantic@ffzg.hr), professor Mirjana Tonković (mirjana.tonkovic@ffzg.hr) and professor Gordana Keresteš (gkerestes@ffzg.hr).

Workshop: Strategies for vocabulary teaching focused on reading comprehension: from structured vocabulary to structured text

The third workshop for teachers and students on Strategies for vocabulary teaching focused on reading comprehension: from structured vocabulary to structured text will be held by Anita Peti-Stantić, Mirjana Tonković and Vedrana Gnjidić in Novi Marof (18th of January) and Varaždin (19th of January). The workshop includes two lectures, several games (or game-like activities) and some psycholinguistic research on word meaning.