LINGUIST List 26.4855

Mon Nov 02 2015

Calls: Cog Sci, Computational Ling, Lang Acq, Neuroling, Psycholing/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 01-Nov-2015
From: Edith Kaan <kaanufl.edu>
Subject: CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
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Full Title: CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Short Title: CUNY 2016

Date: 03-Mar-2016 - 05-Mar-2016
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Contact Person: Edith Kaan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cuny2016.lin.ufl.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

The 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing will be hosted by the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. The conference will be held March 3-5, 2016 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville.

The conference focuses on the comprehension, production, and acquisition of language at the sentence level, traditionally drawing researchers from linguistics, cognitive science, computer science, education, neuroscience, and philosophy. The theme of the special session is ''Language Variation Within and Across Speakers''. Language variation is a challenge for language acquisition and processing models. How do listeners/readers realize that different utterances are different ways of saying the same thing, rather than different things? How do speakers/listeners determine which option is more appropriate or relevant given the context and whom they are talking to? The aim of the special session of the 2016 CUNY conference is to increase awareness regarding language variation in general, and its importance for psycholinguistic research more specifically, by giving an overview of the state-of-the-art research on language variation, particularly in bilinguals.

Invited Speakers:

Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University
Hélène Blondeau, University of Florida
Cynthia Clopper, The Ohio State University
Paola Dussias, The Pennsylvania State University
Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland
Guillaume Thierry, Bangor University

Final Call for Papers:

Deadline for paper and poster submissions has been extended to November 15, 2015.

The theme of the 2016 special session is ''Language Variation Within and Across Speakers''. Language variation is a challenge for language acquisition and processing models. How do listeners/readers realize that different utterances are different ways of saying the same thing, rather than different things? How do speakers/listeners determine which option is more appropriate or relevant given the context and whom they are talking to? The aim of the special session of the 2016 CUNY conference is to increase awareness regarding language variation in general, and its importance for psycholinguistic research more specifically, by giving an overview of the state-of-the-art research on language variation, particularly in bilinguals. Submissions need not be related to the special session topic, but contributions that relate to language variation are strongly encouraged.

Abstracts can be submitted through the website: cuny2016.lin.ufl.edu

For more information, please contact cuny2016lin.ufl.edu



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