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LINGUIST List 24.869

Mon Feb 18 2013

Calls: Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Feb-2013
From: Marta Marecka <mmareckawa.amu.edu.pl>
Subject: Mysteries of the Mono- and Multilingual Mind: Its Complex Storage and Processing Structures
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Full Title: Mysteries of the Mono- and Multilingual Mind: Its Complex Storage and Processing Structures

Date: 29-Aug-2013 - 01-Sep-2013
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact Person: Anna Cieslicka
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 25-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this thematic session is to bring together psycholinguists to discuss the complexity of the mono/bilingual mind from different perspectives and explore cognitive constraints on language processing. Understanding and producing language is determined by a number of factors, both those broadly related to the cognitive domain, such as memory, executive functions, attention, or intelligence, and those related to the language processing domain per se, such as figurativeness or literality of the language stimulus being processed, context, and salience, to name but a few. This session invites discussions addressing complexity of the monolingual and bi/multilingual mind and the factors which have emerged as crucial in determining language and cognitive functioning, both in healthy individuals and clinical populations.

Some of the topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, the following:

1) The role of working memory in language processing
2) Bilingual figurative language processing (A. B. Cieślicka, Texas A&M University-International)
3) Sentence processing in bilingual speakers (R.R. Heredia, Texas A&M University-International)
4) Bilingual memory
5) Bilingual processing of emotional words
6) Understanding humor in bilinguals
7) Irony comprehension in bilingualism (K. Bromberek-Dyzman; UAM)
8) The role of working memory and phonological processing in second language acquisition
9) The role of auditory memory in L2 phonology
10) The role of executive functions in language processing in schizophrenia patients (P. Ogrodowicz, M. Marecka and K. Rataj, UAM)
11) Determinants of language processing in aphasic patients (M. Połczyńska, UAM)

Sample Bibliography:

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D. M. (2011). The representation of emotion vs. emotion-laden words in English and in Spanish in the Affective Simon Task. International Journal of Bilingualism, 15, 3, 310-328.
Baddeley, A. D., Gathercole, S. E., & Papagno, C. (1998). The phonological loop as a language learning device. Psychological Review, 105(1), 158-173.
Baddeley, A.D. (2003) Working memory and language: An overview. Journal of Communication Disorders, 36 (3), 189-208.
Bromberek-Dyzman, K. (2012). Affective twist in irony processing. Humana Mente. Journal of Philosophical Studies, 23, 83-111.
Cieślicka, A. B. & Heredia, R. R. (2011). Hemispheric asymmetries in processing L1 and L2 idioms: Effects of salience and context. Brain & Language, 116, 136-150.
Francis, W. S., & Gallard, S. L. K. (2005). Concept mediation in trilingual translation: Evidence from response times and repetition priming patterns. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 1082-1088.
Heredia, R.R., & Altarriba, J. (2002) (Eds.). Bilingual sentence processing. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Mora, J. C. & Cerviño-Povedano, E. (2010). Phonological short-term memory and L2 vowel perception. Paper presented at the20th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA-20), Reggio Emilia, Italy, 1-4.
Połczyńska, M. & Marecka, M. (2011). First and second language phonological processes in clinical populations. in: Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, K.; Wrembel, M.; Kul, M. (eds.) Achievements and perspectives in SLA of speech: New Sounds 2010. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 207-216.
Vaid, J., Hull, R., Heredia, R., Gerkens, D., & Martinez, F. (2003). Getting a joke: The time course of meaning activation in verbal humor. Journal of Pragmatics, 35, 9, 1431-1449.

2nd Call for Papers:

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to February 25.

We invite contributions on topics related, but not restricted, to the following:

- Language processing in bilinguals (including the processing of figurative language, irony, humor, metaphor, and other figurative tropes)
- Emotions in bilingual language processing
- Memory and executive functions in language processing
- Language processing in clinical populations

Two abstracts - one signed and one anonymous (250-500 words) - should be sent in .doc format to anna.cieslickatamiu.edu.

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