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LINGUIST List 21.3653

Thu Sep 16 2010

Calls: Cog Sci, Psycholing, Socioling/United Kingdom

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        1.    Phillip Tipton, Variation and Language Processing 2011

Message 1: Variation and Language Processing 2011
Date: 15-Sep-2010
From: Phillip Tipton <p.tiptonchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Variation and Language Processing 2011
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Full Title: Variation and Language Processing 2011
Short Title: VaLP 2011

Date: 11-Apr-2011 - 13-Apr-2011
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Phillip Tipton
Meeting Email: p.tiptonchester.ac.uk
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/valp2011/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Dec-2010

Meeting Description:

The issue of variation in the speech signal is becoming increasingly
influential in paradigms of language processing which have, hitherto, largely
assumed an idealised speaker-hearer as the source and receiver of the
signal. Insights from variationist sociolinguistic studies of (mainly) speech
production, for example, have demonstrated that structured variation is an
inherent property of language performance and the most recent work in
sociophonetics has underlined the importance of building variation into
adequate models of both speech production and perception. A common
theme underlying much work carried within the sociophonetic paradigm is
that notion that linguistic and social information are processed in similar
ways. This forms part of the wider sociolinguistic concern as to the nature,
representation and processing of social meaning. Innovative methodologies,
including those drawn from experimental psychology, are now being
exploited by variationist sociolinguists to better understand the complexities
of the relationship between language variation, change and social meaning.
Equally, the burgeoning field of experimental pragmatics places at its heart
an experimental approach to the the relationship between language and
meaning. VaLP 2011 aims to offer an opportunity for linguists and others to
present research on the interface between linguistic variation, at all levels of
the grammar, and language processing. The conference further aims to act
as the catalyst for the launch of an international network of scholars working
at the interfaces of their linguistic sub-disciplines, bringing together
sociolinguists, psycholinguists and experimental pragmaticians, as well as
other linguists, psychologists and cognitive scientists working on the
relationship between linguistic variation, in its widest sense, and language

Invited Speakers (more to be confirmed)

David Britain (University of Bern)
Gerry Docherty (Newcastle University)
Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge)
Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of Arizona)
Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)

Call For Papers

We invite the submission of abstracts from any area of the language
sciences which detail research in keeping with the theme of the conference.
Abstracts, which will be peer-reviewed, should be no longer than one side
of A4 paper (including references) and may be presented in either .pdf or
.doc format. Tables etc. may be presented in an appendix. Abstracts
should be anonymous with the author details contained within the body of
the email. Please submit abstracts to p.tiptonchester.ac.uk.
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