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Sat Feb 26 2005

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        1.    Erin O'Bryan, 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

Message 1: 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

Date: 24-Feb-2005
From: Erin O'Bryan <>
Subject: 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Short Title: CUNY 2005

Date: 31-Mar-2005 - 02-Apr-2005
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Contact: Thomas G. Bever
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The CUNY Sentence Processing conference is a forum for the presentation of
research on theoretical, experimental, and computational approaches to human
sentence processing.

CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, U of Arizona, Tucson Mar 31, 2005

You are invited to attend the 18th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference
which will be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson from March 31st to
April 2nd, 2005.

This annual conference features cutting edge research in the area of language
processing presented by prominent researchers from all over the world. Main
topics of this conference include but are not limited to language comprehension
and production, neurolinguistics and neuroimaging, child language, computational
linguistics, multilingual processing, and language processing by individuals
with aphasia. At the end of this announcement, you will find a list of talks
including titles and speakers.

The conference is organized by the University of Arizona Cognitive Science
Program and co-sponsored by related departments, programs, and colleges
including Linguistics, Psychology, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, Computer Science,
Anthropology, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and the College of
Social and Behavioral Sciences.

An early registration rate of only $20 is available to students until March 1st.
There is also a discounted rate for faculty, staff, and others until March 1st.
Please register now by choosing the registration link on our website:

The main venue is the Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street,
Tucson, Arizona 85719 (1 block from the University of Arizona). For more
information about the conference, please check our website

The following is a list of talk titles and speakers. The conference will also
feature approximately 150 research posters on a variety of topics related to
language processing. An electronic version of the conference schedule will be
available on the website by March 1.

CUNY 2005 Talks
(Please note that the conference will also feature local invited speakers who
are not included in this list.)

How contrastive is contrastive focus?
Katy Carlson (Morehead State University), Lyn Frazier (UMass Amherst), Charles
Clifton, Jr. (UMass Amherst), and Michael Walsh Dickey (Northwestern University)

Time-Course of Semantic Composition: The Case of Argument Structure Alternation
Maria Mercedes Pinango (Yale University), Angela Strom-Webber (Yale University),
and Edgar Zurif (UC-San Diego)

Processing different object cases: temporal and spatial issues
Ina Bornkessel (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences),
Brian McElree (New York University), Dietmar Roehm (University of Marburg), and
Angela D. Friederici (Max Planck)

Helping syntax out: How much do words do?
Agnieszka Konopka and Kathryn Bock (Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at

Alleviating Production Difficulties: A production-based account of relativizer
distribution in non-subject-extracted relative clauses
T. Florian Jaeger (Stanford University & MIT) and Tom Wasow (Stanford University)

Partner-specific priming in language production.
William S. Horton (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Anaphor resolution within and across sentences: An ERP-study
Barbara Hemforth, & Cheryl Frenck-Mestre (Université de Provence)

When heuristics clash with parsing routines: ERP evidence for conflict monitoring
Marieke van Herten (Max Planck Institute), Herman H.J.Kolk (Nijmegen Institute
for Cognition and Information), and Dorothee Chwilla (Nijmegen Institute for
Cognition and Information)

On the Processing of Subject vs. Object Relative Clauses in Japanese: An ERP Study
Mieko Ueno & Susan Garnsey (Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Institute)

The Source of the Bias for Longer Filler-Gap Dependencies in Japanese
Sachiko Aoshima (American University), Colin Phillips (University of Maryland),
and Masaya Yoshida (Univ of Maryland)

Processing negative polarity.
Shravan Vasishth (University of Potsdam, Germany), Heiner Drenhaus (Univ of
Potsdam), Douglas Saddy (Univ of Potsdam), and Richard Lewis (Univ of Michigan)

The influence of lexical biases on eye-movements during unambiguous utterances:
disentangling linguistic and nonlinguistic effects in the visual-world paradigm
Jesse Snedeker (Harvard University)

The use of adjective ordering constraints in reference resolution
Daniel Grodner and Julie Sedivy (Brown University)

Semantic Indeterminacy and Metaphorical Adjectives: Some ''concrete'' evidence
Seana Coulson and Christopher Lovett (Cognitive Science UCSD)

Homophone meaning effects in the visual world paradigm
Lillian Chen and Julie E. Boland (University of Michigan)

A Model of Anticipation and Early Disambiguation in Visual Worlds
Marshall R. Mayberry, III and Matthew W. Crocker (Saarland University)

Eye gaze facilitates word learning for adjectives
Sarah Brown-Schmidt (University of Rochester), Chen Yu (Indiana University,
Bloomington), and Michael K. Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)

Syntactic Priming in Comprehension: Evidence from Eye-Movements
Matthew J. Traxler (University of California at Davis) and Martin J. Pickering
(University of Edinburgh)

The role of animacy in relative clause production
Silvia Gennari (University of Sussex), Jelena Mirkovic (University of
Wisconsin-Madison), and Maryellen MacDonald (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Differences in the processing complexity of quantified NPs
Tessa Warren & Kathryn Russell (University of Pittsburgh)

Karl G. D. Bailey (Andrews University) and Fernanda Ferreira (Michigan State

On-line and off-line effects in relative clause attachment - a matter of
individual preference?
Maren Heydel and Wayne S. Murray (University of Dundee)

Reference frame alignment in dialogue: The importance of the origin
Matthew E. Watson, Martin J. Pickering, and Holly P. Branigan (University of

Noun phrase structure priming within a sentence: The role of grammatical
function and linear order.
Alissa Melinger (Saarland University) and Alexandra Cleland (University of York)

Non-robustness of syntax acquisition from n-grams: A cross-linguistic perspective.
Xuân-Nga Cao Kam, Iglika Stoyneshka, and Lidiya Tornyova (The Graduate Center,
The City University of New York)

Priming ditransitive structures in comprehension
Manabu Arai, Roger van Gompel, and Christoph Scheepers (University of Dundee)

Syntactic and lexical processing at the point of sentence wrap-up
Robin L. Hill and Roger P.G. van Gompel (University of Dundee)

Separating syntactic and semantic reanalysis
Patrick Sturt (University of Glasgow)

The role of animacy in Japanese sentence production
Mikihiro Tanaka, Holly Branigan, and Martin Pickering (University of Edinburgh)
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