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Nijmegen Lectures 2017 by Gary Dell

From January 23-25, Gary Dell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) will give this year's Nijmegen Lectures. Professor Dell will lead three days of lectures and discussion on the theme of Language production: Lessons from Freud, rats, and connectionism.
Nijmegen Lectures 2017 by Gary Dell

In “Speaking: From Intention to Articulation”, Levelt wrote that “Production is the stepchild of psycholinguistics.” Nearly 30 years later, this is no longer true. Production research is now both extensive and well integrated into the psycholinguistic family. This integration is aided by the fact that we are beginning to understand how production sits within the cognitive system, how it interacts with our abilities to perceive, attend, learn, and remember. In this spirit, the 2017 Nijmegen lecture discusses aspects of Dell’s work on production that are specifically inspired by the psychology of learning and memory.

The lectures take place from the 23th to the 25th of January, 2017. All lectures and discussion sessions are free of charge and open to the public. To register and for more information, visit:

The Nijmegen Lectures is an annual lecture series hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and Radboud University Nijmegen since 1982. It showcases the best research in linguistics from around the world.

Previous lecturers include David Poeppel (New York University), Elizabeth Spelke and Susan Carey (Harvard University), Russel Gray (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Willem Levelt (MPI Nijmegen), Nicolas Evans (ANU), Aniruddh Patel (Neurosciences Institute, San Diego) and Morten Christiansen (Cornell University).

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