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Fri Oct 14 2011

Calls: Cog Sci, Psycholing/ Language and Cognitive Processes (Jrnl)

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Message 1: Language and Cognitive Processes
Date: 14-Oct-2011
From: Albert Gatt <albert.gattum.edu.mt>
Subject: Language and Cognitive Processes
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Full Title: Language and Cognitive Processes


Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2012

Special issue of Language and Cognitive Processes

Production of Referring Expressions: Models and Empirical Data

We invite substantial, original, and unpublished submissions for a special
issue of Language and Cognitive Processes on psychologically informed
modelling of reference production and experimental work that tests these
models. Contributions may focus on computational, experimental, or
theoretical approaches to reference. Papers should not exceed 10,000 words
(but may be substantially shorter).

Editors for this special issue are Roger van Gompel (University of Dundee),
Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg University), Albert Gatt (University of Malta), and
Kees van Deemter (University of Aberdeen). Questions can be addressed to
r.p.g.vangompeldundee.ac.uk

Following on the CogSci workshop on the same theme (the PRE-CogSci 2011
workshop, http://pre2011.uvt.nl/) we are pleased to launch this open Call for
Papers for Language and Cognitive Processes. Participants at the PRE-
CogSci workshop are invited to submit, but this call is in no way restricted to
them. Submission procedures are specified below.

Language and Cognitive Processes provides an international forum for
theoretical and experimental research into the mental processes and
representations involved in language use. Apart from research in
experimental and developmental psychology, it publishes work derived from
linguistics, philosophy, cognitive neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience
and computational modelling.

One of the most important aspects of communication is the ability to refer.
Despite several psycholinguistic studies investigating, we lack precise,
psychologically plausible, quantitative models of how people produce referring
expressions. The plausibility of existing computational models (as developed,
for instance, in computational linguistics) is still a matter of debate. This
special LCP issue aims to bring together research on psychologically
informed modelling of reference production and experimental work that
directly tests them.

Possible topics for this issue include:
- Reference production in general models of cognitive architecture
- Computational reference production algorithms as models of human
reference production
- Contextual factors in reference production
- Selecting the semantic/conceptual content of referring expressions
- Realization of referring expressions: word order, prosody
- Reference production in interactive settings, audience design, common
ground and alignment
- Choice of different types of referring expressions (e.g., pronouns and
descriptions)
- Acquisition of reference
- Complex reference (e.g., plural, quantified, vague/imprecise referring
expressions)
- indefinite noun phrases
- gestures and reference
- visual scene perception and its influence on the production of referring
expressions
- social factors in reference
- experimental evaluation methods

Papers should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/plcp.
Authors should select 'Production of referring expressions' for 'Manuscript
Type' and one of the special issue editors as the preferred editor from the
pull-down list in part 1.

At part 5 ('Details and Comments') they should tick the 'yes' box to the
question 'is the manuscript a candidate for a special issue?' and write
'Production of referring expressions: Models and empirical data' in the
associated free text box.

LCP instructions for paper formatting at
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/plcpauth.asp should be consulted
before completing the online submission.

Submission deadline is 1 March 2012



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