I have reveived funding from the Santander strand of the Fusion Investment Fund to establish working relationships and collaborations with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA a Santander Partner University.
In early 2016, Professor Adrian Staub from UMass, one of the leading experts on eye movements in reading and psycholinguistics, will visit BU order to present a talk here and meet with BU staff and postgraduates. Prof. Staub will also present a short workshop on distributional analysis techniques, which should be of interest to many PGRs and staff. I will make a return visit to UMass in spring. We hope that this exchange will enable us to begin work on a number of collaborations.
UMass Amherst is the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system, which is one of the USA’s leading public university systems. UMass has 28,635 students, 6,383 of them postgraduates. Both the Department of Psychology and the Department of Linguistics at UMass are consistently rated as some of the best departments nationwide.