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LINGUIST List 24.3887

Thu Oct 03 2013

Calls: Pragmatics, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Oct-2013
From: Abby Walker <ajwalkerling.osu.edu>
Subject: 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
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Full Title: 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Short Title: CUNY 2014

Date: 13-Mar-2014 - 15-Mar-2014
Location: Columbus, USA
Contact Person: Abby Walker
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cuny14.osu.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2013

Meeting Description:

The 27th Annual CUNY conference will be held at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, March 13-15, 2014, with a special session entitled 'Experimental Pragmatics: Advancing Theory and Methods'.

Information on the Special Session:

Research in pragmatics has shown marked recent theoretical progress. Current research successfully models not only contextual influences from linguistic structure and visually available context, but also factors such as interlocutors, world knowledge, mutually sustained beliefs and intentions. Recent progress in the field can be linked to researchers' ability to leverage novel methods, such as mining multi-interlocutor text interactions in social media, web-crawling language produced and understood via electronic means such as texting, internet blogs and other web-based platforms, and collecting data via Mechanical Turk. These approaches have expanded the available testable hypotheses as well as the diversity and representativeness of the language data under study. Pragmatic theorists have also been particularly open to incorporating insights from experimentally-generated results into developing theories of language interpretation. The special session on Experimental Pragmatics aims to take stock of recent progress in this burgeoning sub-field and help to set the agenda for future research in this domain.

The core of the special session is a series of invited talks by speakers with relevant expertise and diverse backgrounds.

Call for Papers:

We welcome abstracts 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 titled ''Experimental pragmatics: Advancing theory and method.''

Accepted presentations will form a program made up of three days of spoken papers presented in plenary sessions plus three poster sessions, one on each day of the conference. Time constraints entail that a small percentage of accepted presentations can be given as talks. 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. Space constraints will require selectivity for the poster session as well.

Abstract submission deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2013

This deadline applies to all submissions, whether for paper or poster. Notifications concerning acceptance or rejection will be made in mid-to-late January 2014.

Abstract Guidelines:

Guidelines for preparation of abstracts follow those from last year, but differ substantially from those given in previous years. Abstracts should be submitted as a one-sided, single-spaced page (8.5''x11''- not A4), 1-inch margins all around, and in Arial 11 point font. Format must be PDF. The content can be whatever combination of text, figures, tables, charts, and graphics enables you to communicate your ideas effectively, but all content must conform to these specifications and be clearly legible.

Abstracts will be submitted electronically; additional details for the submission process will be available online. The submission system is presently under construction and will be available via the conference website.

Information on the Special Session:

We also encourage submissions of talks and posters that address the theme of the special session.

CUNY 2014 Organizers:

Nikole Patson
Shari Speer
Lauren Squires
Rory Turnbull
Laura Wagner
Abby Walker


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