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LINGUIST List 18.2099

Wed Jul 11 2007

Confs: Applied Ling, Neuroling, Psycholing/Italy

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        1.    Frank Burchert, 8th Science of Aphasia Conference

Message 1: 8th Science of Aphasia Conference
Date: 11-Jul-2007
From: Frank Burchert <burchertling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: 8th Science of Aphasia Conference

8th Science of Aphasia Conference
Short Title: SoA8

Date: 14-Sep-2007 - 19-Sep-2007
Location: Monopoli (Bari), Italy
Contact: Frank Burchert
Contact Email: burchertling.uni-potsdam.de
Meeting URL: http://www.soa-online.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The SoA conferences are intended to bring together senior and junior scientists
working in the multidisciplinary field of neurocognition of language and dealing
with normal function as well as disorders. The size of the conference with a
maximum of 100 participants ensures direct interaction between the participants.

Science of Aphasia VIII, 2007, Italy
The Neurocognition of Language
Levels of description


Friday 14 September

on arrival Registration at the hotel desk

17.00-19.30 Registration at the SoA desk

19.30 Dinner

21.00 Welcome drinks and warm-up party

Saturday 15 September

08.30 Conference opening

08.50 Session 1: The Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of language
Chairs: Prof. Dr. Riitta Salmelin, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Dr. Jubin Abutalebi, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele Milan, Italy

08.50-09.00 Introduction to the session

09.00-11.00 Invited presentations

Tiina Parviainen, Helsinki, FIN
Cortical correlates of language perception - neuromagnetic studies in adults and

Marco Catani, London, UK
Fibre-tracking methods in the study of language

11.00 Coffee break and discussion

11.30-13.00 Contributed papers I

Friedmann & Gvion: Conduction aphasia and sentence comprehension: phonological
working memory up the garden path

Jonkers & de Bruin: Tense processing in Broca's and Wernicke's aphasia

Poirier et al.: Neural underpinnings of rate of speech input on auditory
sentence comprehension in aphasic and unimpaired adults: an fMRI investigation

Rossi & Bastiaanse: Clitic position in restructuring and negative imperative
sentences: data from agrammatism

Stavrakaki: Verbs with alternating transitivity in Greek non-fluent aphasia

Rausch et al.: Agrammatic speakers' comprehension of canonical and non-canonical
structures in the verbal and nominal syntax domains in agrammatism

13.30 Lunch

15.00-16.30 Late Registration at the SoA desk

16.30 Coffee break and discussion

17.00-18.00 Invited presentation

Stefano Cappa, Milan, IT
The continuing usefulness of the anatomo-clinical method

18.00-18.30 Contributed papers II

Friedmann & Lukov: Subtypes of surface dyslexia
Heide et al.: The mental representation of derived verbs: Evidence from dyslexia

Pernet et al.: When all hypotheses are right: A comparative VBM study of adult
normal and dyslexic readers

Aichert et al.: Segments and syllables as target units in the treatment of
apraxia of speech: An investigation of learning and transfer effects

Hogrefe et al.: Spontaneous gesturing in aphasic patients with highly reduced
verbal output: Does limb apraxia have an impact?

Staiger et al.: Phrase-level phonetic processes in spontaneous speech: an
investigation of a patient with apraxia of speech

19.00 Dinner

21.00-22.00 Poster session I

Bachmann & Lorenz: Word retrieval deficits in anomic aphasia: evaluation and
comparison of two treatment approaches

Gupta: Naming difficulties

Kambanaros: Bilingual word processing: the effect of instrumentality on action
and object naming in Greek-English anomic aphasic speakers

Khatoonabadi et al.: Semantic processing of concrete and abstract words by
right-hemisphere-damaged Farsi speakers

Mishra: Modality and language influence in word production in a Hindi-English
bilingual aphasic with jargon

Suh & De Bleser: Dichotomous approach may be too rigid to account for
heterogeneous symptoms in aphasia, intra- and interdependency between
modalities, tasks, and levels of processing

Wilson et al.: Noun verb double dissociation in acquired dysgraphia: evidence
from Spanish

Grogan et al.: A VBM study of semantic fluency in the normal and damaged brain

George et al.: Using various cueing strategies, within, across and
crosslinguistic conditions

Zimmermann & Laganaro: Origin of phoneme substitution and phoneme movement
errors in aphasia

Sunday 16 September

Session 2: Neurolinguistic theory - Representation and/versus processing
Chairs: Prof. Dr. Roelien Bastiaanse, University of Groningen, Netherlands
PD Dr. Frank Burchert, Potsdam University, Germany

08.50-09.00 Introduction to the session

09.00-11.00 Invited presentations

David Caplan, Boston, USA
Capacity reduction models of aphasic syntactic comprehension

Herman Kolk, Nijmegen, NL
Language capacity and language control in agrammatic aphasia

11.00 Coffee break and discussion

11.30-12.30 Invited presentation

Cynthia Thompson, Evanston, USA
What the eyes say about sentence processing: Eye-tracking while listening
studies in aphasia

13.00 Lunch

Afternoon Social event: excursion

19.00 Dinner

21.00-22.00 Poster session II

Fyndanis et al.: Wh-question production in agrammatism: Evidence from Greek

Koukoulioti et al.: Tense and aspect in transitive, unergative and accusative
verbs: Evidence from Greek aphasic patients

Lorusso et al.: Null subjects and thematic roles in agrammatic and children

Mätzig & Druks: The production of prepositions in sentence completion,
spontaneous speech and picture description by five aphasic patients and control

Trofimova & Bastiaanse: Production of prepositions in Russian aphasia

Martínez Ferreiro: Ibero-romance agrammatism and tree-pruning

Kaprinis: Morphological and syntactic abilities in patients with Alzheimer's desease

Alasseri & Pell: Influence of emotionality on pragmatic features of discourse
produced by Arabic-speaking adults with aphasia

El Hachioui et al.: Recovery of linguistic deficits in stroke patients: a
three-year-follow up study
Monday 17 September

Session 3: Neurolinguistic intervention
Chairs: Prof. Dr. David Howard, University of Newcastle, UK
Dr. Wendy Best, University College London, UK

08.50-09.00 Introduction to the session

09.00-11.00 Invited presentations

Argye Hillis, Baltimore, USA
Can you target meaning vs. lexical output in treating naming impairment?

Jenny Crinion, London, UK
Using MRI to predict chronic language performance post stroke

11.00 Coffee break and discussion

11.30-12.30 Marina Laganaro, Geneva, Switzerland
ERP correlates of different anomic patterns and their recovery: waveform
analysis and temporal segmentation

13.30 Lunch

afternoon Social event: sports (beach volleyball or equivalent)

16.30 Coffee break

17.00-18.00 Contributed papers III

Wunderlich & Ziegler: Explicitly and implicitly presented mouth shape
information as cues in spoken word production: dissociating effects in two
anomic patients

Hanne et al.: Cumulative semantic inhibition in picture naming and
word-picture-verification: tracing the locus of the effect

Klitsch & Bastiaanse: The benefit of audiovisual speech presentation and the

McGurk effect in aphasic speakers of Dutch

Kuehn: Conceptual-semantic deficits in fluent aphasia

19.00 Social event: dinner and program

Tuesday 18 September

Session 4: Convergences and divergences between different approaches
Chair: Prof. Dr. Ria De Bleser, Potsdam University, Germany
Dr. Brendan Weekes, University of Sussex, UK

08.50-09.00 Introduction to the session

09.00-11.00 Invited presentations

Dan Bub, Victoria, Canada
Functional maps of the language cortex: Surveying the landscape

Evelyn Ferstl, Sussex, UK

11.00 Coffee break and discussion

11.30-12.30 Round table discussion

13.30 Lunch

16.30 Coffee break

17.00-18.00 Contributed papers IV

Grassly et al.: Can the effects of impairment focused therapy be demonstrated
within social model parameters?

Law & Yeung: An ortho-phonological treatment for Chinese anomia

Menke et al.: Dynamics of successful word recovery after intensive training in
chronic aphasia

Wedler et al.: Predicting the outcome of an intense anomia treatment in chronic

19.00 Dinner

21.00-22.00 Poster session III

Biedermann & Nickels: The representation of plural information in our mental lexicon

Chiarelli et al.: ERP investigation of nominal compounds

Wehrens et al.: Compounds in aphasia: influence of the verb constituent

Mondini et al.: Deficits in writing noun-noun compounds

Garraffa: Processing grammatical feature in a non-fluent speaker: the
grammatical nature of minimal structures

Martínez-Ferreiro: Why in agrammatic aphasia: evidence from Catalan and Galician

Kljajevic: Comprehension of wh-dependencies in Croatian aphasics

Wednesday 19 September

Breakfast and departure

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