LINGUIST List 26.3300

Tue Jul 14 2015

Calls: Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 14-Jul-2015
From: Esther Janse <>
Subject: Workshop on Individual Differences in Language Processing Across the Adult Life Span
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Full Title: Workshop on Individual Differences in Language Processing Across the Adult Life Span

Date: 10-Dec-2015 - 11-Dec-2015
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Esther Janse
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

Whereas it is common knowledge that people differ considerably in their ability to learn new languages, it is less obvious that people also differ in how easily they process their native language, in which they are fully proficient by definition. Hearing acuity, cognitive and language skills have been shown to predict language processing differences. Importantly, these findings have hardly made their way into models of language processing.

Researchers working on different language modalities (speech perception, production, and reading) are invited to discuss the following topics:

- How can individual differences research (or group differences research) inform models of spoken or written language processing?
- Do abilities that consistently predict comprehension ability also predict production ability?
- Relatedly, how can we compare results obtained with different experimental paradigms?

Invited Speakers:

Patti Adank (University College London, UK)
Deniz Baskent (Groningen University Medical Centre, NL)
Mirjam Ernestus (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL)
Matt Goldrick (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA)
Valerie Hazan (University College London, UK)
Antje Heinrich (Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, UK)
Florian Jaeger (University of Rochester, NY, USA)
Dan Mirman (Drexel University, PA, USA)
Ardi Roelofs (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL)
Jerker Rönnberg (Linkoping University, Sweden)
Megan McAuliffe (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)
James McQueen (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL)
Arthur Wingfield (Brandeis University, Waldham, MA, USA)
Adriana Zekveld (VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, NL)

Registration is open till 30 November 2015 (by sending an email to

Call for Poster Presentations:

There is also room for a limited number of posters.

Submit your abstract (max. 250 words) for poster presentation by sending an e-mail before 14 September 2015 to

Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent out before 8 October 2015.

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