MultiLing Summer School 2021: Open-science practices in experimental psycholinguistics

MultiLing's Summer School 2021 will take place from the 6th to the 10th of September 2021. The main topic this year will be Open-science practices in experimental psycholinguistics: from research plan to data processing and visualization in R.

Register for the public lectures

Students following a lecture with their laptops and headphones

Participants of the 2020 edition of the Summer School. Photo: UiO

For more detailed information on ECTS, admission, etc., visit the course webpage for HFILN9080 – Multiling Summer School.

N.B. Because of travel restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's Summer School will be a hybrid event.


  • Participants must be enrolled in a PhD program in linguistics or a related field of study.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows may also apply, but will be admitted only if there is room after relevant PhD students have been accepted.

  • There is no course fee, but participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.


All applicants are kindly asked to submit (together with their application): 

  • a 250-word description of their project, data and method(s)

  •  a recommendation letter from their supervisor

For information on how to apply, visit the course webpage for HFILN9080 MultiLing Summer School.


Open Science is the movement to make scientific research and data accessible to all. It is based on the principles of inclusion, fairness, rigor, reproducibility, equity, transparency and sharing in research, and ultimately seeks to change the way research is done. Open Science practices have been actively promoted across all research fields in the last years, yet, students might lack concrete tools and knowledge on how they can apply Open Science principles to their research.

This current workshop aims to (1) help PhD students understand what Open Science is and (2) provide theoretical knowledge and practical tools on how they can make their own research more open, from the study design to data analysis, and how they can make their career progress through practicing Open Science.


The full program can be downloaded here.

Open Lectures

The following lectures will be open to the general public on Zoom. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. The lectures will not be recorded.

Please note that all times are indicated in CEST (GMT+2).

Monday September 6

9.30 – 11.00:  Timo Roettger. The Credibility Revolution - Reasons for and solutions                            to the replication crisis

13.15 – 15.00: Nivedita Mani. Replicability, reproducibility and robustness: A                                        developmental perspective

Wednesday September 8

13.15 – 15.00: Nivedita Mani. Many Labs, Babies, Primates, Dogs, Birds

Thursday September 9

9.00 – 11.00:   Nivedita Mani. Sequential Bayesian Testing in Developmental                                      Research

12.15 – 13.15: Nivedita Mani. Baby steps to best practices


Nivedita Mani (University of Göttingen), Timo Roettger (UiO) and Luis Eduardo Munoz (UiO) will hold the Summer School together with the organizers Natalia Kartushina (MultiLing), Franziska Köder (MultiLing) and Minna Lehtonen (MultiLing / University of Turku).

Profile picture of NiveditaNivedita Mani is a Professor of Psychology of Language at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Director of the Georg-Elias-Müller-Institut für Psychologie. Her work examines the factors underlying word learning and recognition in young children and views word learning as the result of a dynamic mutual interaction between the environment and the learner, with particular focus on the learner and what she knows, what she is interested in and, more recently, her motivation to learn. She will be teaching Open-science practices in experimental psycholinguistics. 


Profile picture of TimoTimo Roettger is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oslo. His research focuses on sound patterns of human language and on how multi-dimensional, continuous aspects of speech can be related to discrete behavioral observations and cognitive representations. In his research, he attempts to improve methodological practices across the language sciences. One common methodological theme that runs throughout his work is the critical assessment of past, present and future methods with a strong commitment to quantitative analyses and open science.


Luis Eduardo Munoz is an adjunct instructor of methods in experimental science at the Department of Psychology (UiO). He has extensive first-hand experience in big data collection and processing in various coding environments, including Matlab, Bash and R, and holds a one-year BA specialization in computer science. His research topics of interest include second language acquisition, the interplay of speech production and perception, and multilingualism. He will be teaching data processing and visualization in R.



Profile picture of NataliaNatalia Kartushina is an Associate Professor of Psycholinguistics at MultiLing (UiO). Her main academic interests are early language development and phonological acquisition. She is the leader of MultiLing's flagship project BABYLEARN: Role of infant-directed speech in early language development: Insights from Norwegian 6–18-month-old infants.


Profile picture of FranziskaFranziska Köder (UiO) is a researcher and the manager of the Socio-Cognitive Laboratory at MultiLing (UiO). She is mainly interested in children's processing of semantic and pragmatic aspects of language. She is currently leading the project Growing up multilingual with ADHD: How attention and communication interact in development.


Minna Lehtonen is a Professor of Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Turku and a Professor II at MultiLing. Her research focuses on the neurocognitive basis of processing and learning of language, with an emphasis on bilingualism/multilingualism.


Published May 6, 2021 12:15 PM - Last modified Sep. 8, 2021 1:48 PM