LINGUIST List 16.2819|
Fri Sep 30 2005
Calls: General Ling/Portugal;Lang Acquisition/USA
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Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola - Annual Conference
Workshop on On-Line Methods in Children's Language Processing
Message 1: Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola - Annual Conference
From: Tjerk Hagemeijer <tjerknetcabo.pt>
Subject: Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola - Annual Conference
Full Title: Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola - Annual Conference
Date: 28-Jun-2006 - 30-Jun-2006
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Contact Person: Tjerk Hagemeijer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.umac.mo/fsh/dp/acblpe/
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Creole
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2006
The ACBLPE annual meeting will take place at the Universidade de Coimbra, in Coimbra, Portugal, on the 28th-30th of June 2006.
Abstracts (of papers in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish) on linguistic issues involving Portuguese and Spanish lexically based pidgin and creole languages or contact situations involving Portuguese and Spanish are invited.
The format of the abstract must adhere to the requirements specified in sections A and B below:
A. Abstract: electronic format
1. Authors must carefully follow the directions concerning the organization of the abstract, detailed in section B below.
2. The abstract (including examples) must comprise a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 500 words. Please note the word count at the bottom of the abstract.
3. The abstract should be sent as an attachment in WORD or RTF format. If this is not possible, send the abstract to the postal address shown below.
4. At the top of the abstract, outside the typing area, put the title.
5. Your name should only appear in e-mail message carrying the attached abstract.
6. Special fonts: If your abstract uses any special fonts, there are three options:
i. In addition to the document in WORD or RTF format, send a PDF document.
ii. In the e-mail message, annex the special fonts that are required in your text.
iii. Send a paper copy to the address shown below.
7. When sending the email submission, please follow this format (use the numbering system given below):
1. Title of abstract:
5. Status (faculty, student):
6. Email address:
8. Phone numbers:
Deadline: 15 January 2006.
Send abstracts to: Tjerk Hagemeijer, acblpenetcabo.pt. If you are unable to send an abstract in an electronic format, mail it to:
Avenida do Brasil, 27, 4-B
2735-670 Sao Marcos
B. Organization of the abstract
Many abstracts are rejected because they omit crucial information rather than because of errors in what they include. A suggested outline for abstracts is as follows:
1. Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper and is no more than one line long.
2. In the abstract, state the topic clearly.
3. Make reference to prior work on the topic.
4. When essential to the clarity of the argumentation, present linguistic data (with glosses). Explain abbreviations at their first occurrence.
5. . If the paper presents the results of experiments, but collection of results is not yet complete, present the provisional results in detail. Also indicate the nature of the experimental design and the specific hypothesis tested.
6. State the relevance of your hypothesis to past work. Describe the analysis in as much detail as possible. Avoid vague or unsubstantiated statements.
7. State the contribution to linguistic research made by the analysis.
8. Citation of the relevant literature is essential within the abstract. However, the inclusion of a list of references at the end of the abstract is not obligatory.
Abstracts will be assessed on the basis of the following three criteria:
1. The relevance and significance of the proposed topic and/or the originality of the study.
2. The argumentation (including the clarity of the argument and the results/conclusions).
3. Knowledge of the relevant research literature and theory.
Message 2: Workshop on On-Line Methods in Children's Language Processing
From: Fernandez Eva <eva.fernandezqc.cuny.edu>
Subject: Workshop on On-Line Methods in Children's Language Processing
Full Title: Workshop on On-Line Methods in Children's Language Processing
Date: 21-Mar-2006 - 22-Mar-2006
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact Person: Eva Fernandez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~efernand/childlang
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2005
The first scientific gathering dedicated to experimental developmental psycholinguistics, this workshop will feature research that applies on-line methods to study children’s language processing, and will discuss how current and developing empirical approaches can inform about language processing mechanisms in children.
ON-LINE METHODS IN CHILDREN'S LANGUAGE PROCESSING
March 21-22, 2006
CUNY Graduate Center; 365 Fifth Avenue; New York, NY
A substantial body of work examines on-line language processing in adults, yet very little is known about how children coordinate linguistic and non-linguistic information to arrive at sentence meaning. Understanding how children process language, in real time, is necessary for building comprehensive theories about language acquisition. This workshop is the first scientific gathering specifically dedicated to a new field of research that explores such issues, experimental developmental psycholinguistics. This workshop provides a forum in which scholars from different areas of expertise (psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and cognitive neuroscience), particularly those interested in applying on-line methods to study children's language processing, will discuss how current and developing empirical approaches can inform about language processing mechanisms in children.
The workshop focuses on on-line methods to investigate children's language processing mechanisms, including (a) behavioral methods (reaction-time tasks) such as monitoring, probe/prime latencies, and self-paced reading, (b) free-viewing eye-tracking, (c) electrophysiological measures such as brain event-related potentials (ERPs), and (d) functional neuroimaging. A separate panel of the workshop will be dedicated to each of the four methods, introduced by an invited talk and followed by four other talks chosen from submitted abstracts.
This workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Susan Bookheimer (UCLA): Functional neuroimaging
Helen Cairns (CUNY): On-line methods in children's language processing: Looking into the future
Harald Clahsen (University of Essex): Behavioral methods
Angela Friederici (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences): Electrophysiological methods
John Trueswell (University of Pennsylvania): Free-viewing eye-tracking
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
We are soliciting abstracts for paper or poster presentations, on new and original research in experimental developmental psycholinguistics using on-line methods to study child language processing. Topics from any aspect of child language processing are welcome, ranging from the development and operation of mechanisms for sound perception and production to the development and operation of mechanisms for higher-level discourse processing. Abstracts from junior scholars are especially encouraged.
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Submissions are restricted to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author. A system for electronic abstract submission will be made available from the conference website, http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~efernand/childlang/.
Deadline for abstract submissions: December 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2006
Travel grants will be awarded to graduate student presenters.
Invited papers and a selection of the submitted papers from the workshop will be published in a volume tentatively titled On-Line Methods in Child Language Processing.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL (childlanggmail.com) OR VISIT THE WORKSHOP WEBSITE (http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~efernand/childlang/)
Irina A. Sekerina, College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, CUNY
Eva M. Fernández, Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY
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