LINGUIST List 26.5345

Tue Dec 01 2015

Calls: Cog Sci, Lang Acq, Neuroling, Psycholing/Germany

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Date: 01-Dec-2015
From: Maialen Iraola Azpiroz <>
Subject: International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children
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Full Title: International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children
Short Title: ISBPAC

Date: 14-Apr-2016 - 15-Apr-2016
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Contact Person: Maialen Iraola Azpiroz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

Language processing, the on-line study of the mental operations that occur while we comprehend or produce words and sentences, has gained considerable attention in recent years. Whereas substantial knowledge has been gathered on the mental processes involved in L1 processing, much less research has been conducted on bilingual and L2 processing in adults and children. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers who focus on bilingual and L2 adult and child processing. We aim to invoke discussions on key questions related to bilingual and L2 processing such as the existence of a default processing strategy, crosslinguistic influence in L1 and L2 processing, the role of linguistic distance between L1 and L2, the extent to which the mechanisms used in L1 processing are the same in L2 processing, and how processing can provide insights into the architecture and mechanisms of linguistic representation.

Invited Speakers:

- Paola Giuli Dussias (The Pennsylvania State University)
- Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading)
- Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University)

Organizing Committee: Shanley E.M. Allen, Leigh Fernandez, Maialen Iraola Azpiroz and Kalliopi Katsika

Scientific Committee: Vicky Chondrogianni (University of Edinburgh), Daniela Czernochowski (University of Kaiserslautern), Maria José Ezeizabarrena (University of the Basque Country), Tandra Ghose (University of Kaiserslautern), Theres Grüter (University of Hawai'i), Holger Hopp (University of Mannheim), Gunnar Jacob (University of Potsdam), Thomas Lachmann (University of Kaiserslautern), Despina Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Thomas Shaw Rankin (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Ludovica Serratrice (University of Manchester)

Final Call for Papers:

This is the final call for the upcoming symposium entitled International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC). It will take place at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) on April 14-15, 2016.

The symposium welcomes submissions in all areas of bilingual and L2 adult and child processing. This includes early and late bilinguals, and L2 learners, all domains of language structure (syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, the lexicon and pragmatics, and their interfaces), and both on-line (e.g. self-paced reading or listening, eye tracking, ERPs, neuroimaging techniques) and off-line methods.

Abstracts should be 500 words maximum (Times New Roman size 12, title in bold) with one additional page for examples, tables, figures and references. Please submit abstracts in pdf format via by December 6, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be on January 30, 2016.

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