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Full Title: International Workshop on Language Production 2014
Short Title: IWLP2014
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Start Date: 16-Jul-2014 - 18-Jul-2014
Contact: Marina Laganaro
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.unige.ch/fapse/IWLP2014/index.html
Meeting Description: The International Workshop on Language Production 2014 , will be held in Geneva, Switzerland (16-18 July 2014).

The workshop is a venue for multi-disciplinary discussion of cognitive science research on how the brain produces language. It is organized around poster sessions and ten hour-long keynote-style presentations.


Special event (10th anniversary ):
Pim Levelt: On the origins of language production research

9 invited talks:

Sonia Kandel (CNRS Grenoble): The interaction between spelling and motor processes in writing
Jean-François Démonet (University of Lausanne): Dorsal / ventral dichotomy and written language processing
Susanne Gahl (Univ. of California): Patterns and mechanisms of phonetic reduction
Jim Scobbie (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh): Phonetic variation and speech disorders
Agnes Kovacs (Central European Univ): Flexible learning of words and rules in bilingual and monolingual infants
Brad Mahon (University of Rochester): Retrieving words in spoken language production
Alex Martin (NIMH): The neural circuitry for producing words depends on the meaning of the words produced
Simon Fischer Baum (Rice University): Representing position in written and spoken language
Dan Acheson (Max Planck): Monitoring and Control in Language Production

CRUS methodological workshop:
F.Xavier Alario (CNRS, Marseille) & Matt Goldrick (Northwestern Univ.)

+ 5 poster sessions

Additional information can be found on our website:

Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science
LL Issue: 25.284

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