LINGUIST List 14.2080

Tue Aug 5 2003

Confs: Psycholing/Leipzig, Germany

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>

Please keep conferences announcement as short as you can; LINGUIST will not post conference announcements which in our opinion are excessively long. To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at


  1. stolter, Workshop 'Syntax and Beyond'

Message 1: Workshop 'Syntax and Beyond'

Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 09:01:50 +0000
From: stolter <>
Subject: Workshop 'Syntax and Beyond'

Workshop 'Syntax and Beyond' 
Short Title: SaB

Date: 29-Aug-2003 - 30-Aug-2003
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Britta Stolterfoht
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

International workshop on syntactic processing and its relation to the
processing of discourse, information structure, semantics, and

Organised by the Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
(Leipzig), in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen), the University of Leipzig, and the
University of Nijmegen 


The workshop addresses the interplay of different types of linguistic
information during language comprehension. While the role of syntax
has dominated research on language processing, it is only recently
that much more attention has been given to the impact of other types
of linguistic information on syntactic processing, such as discourse,
information structure, semantics, and prosody. One question of great
importance is when and to what extent these different types of
information interact with syntactic processing. Our workshop is aimed
at discussing the following issues:

- How can the processing of prosodic, semantic, information
structural, and discourse information be characterized (as opposed to
the processing of syntactic information)?
- How can the processing of these different information types be
- Which types of representations have to be assumed?
- Which types of non-syntactic information can affect syntactic
processing preferences?
- At what point in online processing do different types of linguistic
 information come into play? 

The aim of the workshop is twofold: on the one hand, we want to bring
together psycholinguists who are working on the interfaces of
syntactic processing with different experimental methods (RTs, ERPs,
fMRI, Eye Tracking). On the other hand, we would like to discuss
representational issues in the light of theoretical considerations.

Sergio Baauw, Markus Bader, Ina Bornkessel, Katy Carlson, Charles
Clifton, Caroline Fery, Janet D. Fodor, Angela D. Friederici, Barbara
Hemforth, John Hoeks, Edith Kaan, Elsi Kaiser, Monique J.A. Lamers,
Sandra Muckel, Christoph Scheepers, Matthias Schlesewsky, Herbert
Schriefers, Anita Steube, Wietske Vonk, Sandra H. Vos & Frank Wijnen

For the detailed programme, see


There is no registration fee, but we would highly appreciate timely
registrations (before August 13) under the following address:


Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Stephanstrasse 1A,
04103 Leipzig, Germany Wilhelm Wundt-Raum (on 4th floor)


Kai Alter, Petra Augurzky, Stefan Heim, Claudia Hruska, Anja
Ischebeck, Susann Lingel, Herbert Schriefers, Britta Stolterfoht,
Ulrike Toepel, Wietske Vonk, Thomas Weskott

Further information, as well as abstracts of the talks and posters can
be found at
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue