Training and Research

PhD Programme Courses/classes - 2023/2024

Rhythm, meter, and syncopation: A linguistic perspective

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Gaetano Fiorin (Università di Trieste)

Introduzione ai processi di elaborazione linguistica. Elaborazione linguistica delle parole tabù

Credits: 1

Language: Italiano

Teacher:  Simone Sulpizio (Università di Milano-Bicocca)

Exploring Worldwide Morphosyntax

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Neele Harlos (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Discovering language through vision: Eye-tracking for linguistic research

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Marta Tagliani, Michela Redolfi

Clinical and Experimental Neurolinguistics Workshop

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Simona Mancini (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, BCBL)

Speaker categorisation in empirical linguistics

Credits: 1,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Gabriele Pallotti (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Judith Purkarthofer (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

Syntactic microvariation

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Alessandra Tomaselli, Cecilia Poletto (Università di Padova, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

Language Policy

Credits: 1,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Inna Kabanen (University of Helsinki), Daniele Artoni

Genus, Sexus und Gender am Beispiel des Deutschen, Russischen und Armenischen

Credits: 1

Language: German

Teacher:  Gayane Savoyan

The German Language in America: Bilingualism and Language Contact

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Mark L. Louden (The University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Quantitative Methods in Linguistics

Credits: 3

Language: English

Teacher:  Alessandro Vietti (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

Origine e sviluppo storico della lingua danese

Credits: 1

Language: Italian

Teacher:  Luca Panieri (Università IULM Milano)

Natural Language Processing for Non-standard Language and Dialects: Challenges and Current Approaches

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Barbara Plank (LMU München)

Insegnare e imparare il tedesco tra tardo Medioevo e primo Evo moderno

Credits: 0,5

Language: Italian

Teacher:  Marialuisa Caparrini (Università degli Studi di Ferrara)

Data Curation

Credits: 2

Language: English

Teacher:  Massimiliano Canzi (University of Konstanz)

Metaphors and Vaccination

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Elena Semino (Lancaster University)

Language Comprehension in Dyslexia: Sentence Processing, Linguistic Prediction, and Educational Issues

Credits: 1

Language: English

Teacher:  Paul Engelhardt (University of East Anglia)


Credits: 2,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Birgit Alber (Freie Universität Bozen), Eirini Apostolopoulou (University of Thessaloniki)

Introduction to Conversation Analysis

Credits: 2,5

Language: English, Italian

Teacher:  Daniela Veronesi (Freie Universität Bozen), Elwys De Stefani (Universität Heidelberg)

Introduction to language documentation

Credits: 0,5

Language: English

Teacher:  Peter Austin (SOAS University of London)

PhD school courses/classes - 2023/2024

Please note: Additional information will be added during the year. Currently missing information is labelled as “TBD” (i.e. To Be Determined).

PhD students must obtain a specified number of CFUs each year by attending teaching activities offered by the PhD School.
First and second year students must obtain 8 CFUs. Teaching activities ex DM 226/2021 provide 5 CFUs; free choice activities provide 3 CFUs.
Third year students must obtain 4 CFUs. Teaching activities ex DM 226/2021 provide 2 CFUs; free choice activities provide 2 CFUs.

Registering for the courses is not required unless explicitly indicated; please consult the course information to verify whether registration is required or not. When registration is actually required, no confirmation e-mail will be sent after signing up.

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Linguistic Activities

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Research management and Enhancement

Teaching Activities ex DM 226/2021: Statistics and Computer Sciences

Teaching Activities: Free choice





Class attendance

Free Choice



Learning objectives

The course will provide an overview on the assessment of validity and reliability of diagnostic tests, introducing the concepts of sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and interobserver agreement.

Prerequisites and basic notions

There are no prerequisites for this course.


This course aims to equip PhD candidates with an understanding of the main sources of measurement error and the implications of measurement error in scientific research. We will delve into the distinctions between precision, accuracy, and validity of measurements and explore methods for assessing the validity and reliability of diagnostic tests.
Course topics:
1. Precision (random error)
- Measures of variability
- Reliability vs precision
- Effects of measurement error on association estimates
2. Validity
- Prevention and screening tests
- Validity of diagnostic tests
- Validity of epidemiological definitions
3. Accuracy (error systematic)
- Selection bias
- Information bias


Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.

When and where

The teaching is structured as frontal theoretical lessons (4 hours) delivered in presence + Zoom. Full attendance is required.
The teaching material is available on the teaching e-learning web page (Moodle platform).
Please note: this course was previously named "Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of a screening test. Roc curves. Cohen’s kappa coefficient of agreement"

Learning assessment procedures

There is no final exam.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE


Not applicable

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

Not applicable

Scheduled Lessons

When Classroom Teacher topics
Friday 01 March 2024
13:00 - 17:00
Duration: 4:00 AM
Istituti Biologici Blocco B Ala NUOVA - PROF. DE MARCO [ - II] Alessandro Marcon Validity and reliability of measurements and diagnostic tests

Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs

This initiative contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030. More information on sustainability
Salute e benessere (GOAL 3)



Artoni Daniele

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Cantarini Sibilla

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Cappellotto Anna

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Cipolla Maria Adele

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Delfitto Denis

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Melloni Chiara

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Padovan Andrea

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Rabanus Stefan

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Redolfi Michela

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Tagliani Marta

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Tomaselli Alessandra

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Vender Maria

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PhD students

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Course lessons
PhD Schools lessons


Guidelines for PhD students

Below you will find the files that contain the Guidelines for PhD students and rules for the acquisition of ECTS credits (in Italian: "CFU") for the Academic Year 2023/2024.