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Mon Oct 03 2011

Calls: Psycholinguistics/USA

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        1.     Dianne Bradley , 25th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing

Message 1: 25th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Date: 03-Oct-2011
From: Dianne Bradley <DBradleygc.cuny.edu>
Subject: 25th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing
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Full Title: 25th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Short Title: CUNY-2012

Date: 14-Mar-2012 - 16-Mar-2012
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact Person: Dianne Bradley
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cuny2012.commons.gc.cuny.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Dec-2011

Meeting Description:

This is the 25th meeting of the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence
Processing, which brings together linguists, psychologists, computer
scientists, neuroscientists, and others with an interest in the unconscious
processes involved in language production and comprehension, and language
development. The quarter-century anniversary meeting of the conference will
include a special session entitled 'Grammars and Processors'.

The 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing will be held
at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New
York, hosted by CUNY's Ph.D. Program in Linguistics. Dates for the
conference are March 14-16, 2012. (Note, please, that the conference
schedule for 2012 runs Wednesday through Friday, differing from
arrangements in past years.)

Information on the Special Session:

In celebration of the quarter-century anniversary of the Annual CUNY
Conference on Human Sentence Processing, the special session entitled
'Grammars and Parsers' highlights puzzles at the heart of the discipline
that demand fresh attention, given the broad advances that have been made
on many fronts since the founding of the conference. In particular, an
'old' question remains central: How does linguistic performance (language
processing) relate to linguistic competence (language knowledge)? Is it
possible to embed a grammar, as devised by linguists, as a working
component of a processing mechanism for language comprehension or
production? What procedural difficulties are involved in doing so? Are
there empirical data which tell against this idea? Or perhaps, might it be
an outright mistake to suppose that 'linguistic' grammars articulate at all
closely with processing?

Such questions around grammar/processor interplay are raised for a full
range of linguistic phenomena, encompassing not only syntax but also
semantics and sentence-level phonology, and interfaces among these domains.
They also run both ways, so that we might, for example, ask whether
biological and/or computational constraints on real-time mapping shape the
formal properties of the syntax/semantics interface.

In short, the special session aims to assess and extend our understanding
of how language processing and language knowledge interrelate. It is
intended to create a forum in which the community evaluates anew the
foundational assumptions underlying all research on sentence processing.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are solicited for papers and posters presenting theoretical,
experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of human sentence
processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and will be considered
both for the general conference sessions and for a special session under
the theme 'Grammars and Parsers'.

Accepted presentations will form a program made up of three days of spoken
papers presented in plenary session plus three poster sessions, one on each
of the three days of the conference. Time constraints entail that fewer
than 15% of accepted presentations can be given as talks at the podium.
Therefore, reviewers will be asked to identify submissions that seem most
likely to generate broad interest, on grounds of originality of ideas or
significance to the field.

Submission deadline: Friday, December 2, 2011

This deadline applies to all submissions, whether for paper or poster.
Notifications concerning acceptance or rejection will be made in
mid-to-late January 2012.

Abstract Guidelines:

The text of a submitted abstract may be no longer than 500 words. You may
also include examples, references and data summaries (but please, no data
charts or diagrams). This additional material, taken together, must not
exceed 15 lines of text. Exceptions to these length restrictions can be
made only where extra lines are demanded by interlinear glossing.

Abstracts will be submitted electronically. The submissions system is
presently under construction.

Organizers: Dianne Bradley, Eva Fernández & Janet Dean Fodor
Correspondence: sentprocgc.cuny.edu
Website: http://cuny2012.commons.gc.cuny.edu

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