LINGUIST List 23.758

Wed Feb 15 2012

Confs: Neuroling, Cognitive Science, Psycholing/Croatia

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Date: 15-Feb-2012
From: Vito Pirrelli <>
Subject: 1st NetWordS Summer School on the Mental Lexicon
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1st NetWordS Summer School on the Mental Lexicon

Date: 02-Jul-2012 - 06-Jul-2012 Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia Contact: Vito Pirrelli Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

The school offers a broad and intensive range of interdisciplinary courses on methodological and topical issues related to the architecture of the mental lexicon, its level of organisation, content and functioning, and a series of key-note lectures on recent advances in this area. Teachers and lectures, top scholars in their respective fields, will provide a cross-disciplinarily informed synthesis of a variety of topics and approaches, with a view to promoting interdisciplinary methods of research and assessment for grammar architecture and language physiology.

The school intends to target doctoral students and junior researchers from as diverse fields as Cognition, Computer Science, Brain Sciences and Linguistics, with a strong motivation to advance their awareness of theoretical, typological, psycholinguistic, computational and neuro-physiological aspects of word structure and processing. The school will be able to accept up to 80 participants.

Applicants will have to submit a pre-registration form, currently available on-line on the NetWordS website ( in the News page. Due to the limited number of participants the school can receive, the Organising Committee may not be able to accept all applications. Priority will be given to early applicants from ESF contributing countries. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent by March 15th. Registrations will be finalised after notification of acceptance.

The Programme

(NB: each course will last 5 days; some courses will be held in parallel)

M1: Neuro- and Psycho-linguistic protocols for exploring the mental lexiconNicola Molinaro, Kepa Paz-Alonso

M2: Statistics in psycholinguistic inquiryPetar Milin, Fermin Moscoso

T1: Construction-based and paradigm-based approaches to word structureJames Blevins, Geert Booij

T2: Phonology-morphology interaction: interdisciplinary evidenceSabine Arndt-Lappe

T3:Morphological Compounding: theoretical and cognitive implicationsGary Libben, Sergio Scalise

Lunch break

M3: Corpus-based approaches to word structureGero Kunter

M4: Analogy-based models of word learning and processingColin Davis, Antal van den Bosch

M5: Psycho-computational models of lexical storage and accessHélène Giraudo, Vito Pirrelli

Coffee break

T4: Word Recognition and Production Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, Niels Janssen

T5: On the cognitive reality of lexical category distinctionsReka Benczes, Gabriella Vigliocco

T6: Distributional approaches to word meaningAlessandro Lenci, Magnus Salgren

Evening lectures:

L1: Morphological constraints on orthographic processingJonathan Grainger

L2: Processing words in a second languageManuel Carreiras

L3: The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual SpacesPeter Gaerdenfors

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