LINGUIST List 26.918

Fri Feb 13 2015

Calls: Greek, Psycholinguistics/Germany

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Date: 12-Feb-2015
From: Theo Marinis <>
Subject: Workshop: Lexical, Syntactic and Discourse Processing in Greek at the ICGL12
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Full Title: Workshop: Lexical, Syntactic and Discourse Processing in Greek at the ICGL12

Date: 16-Sep-2015 - 19-Sep-2015
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Theo Marinis
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

Workshop: Lexical, Syntactic and Discourse processing in Greek


Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading)
Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Reading, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Despoina Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Chris Bongartz (University of Cologne)

Research investigating the language faculty has traditionally used questionnaire data, grammaticality and acceptability ratings. Language corpora along with off-line comprehension and production experiments have addressed how language develops in monolingual and bilingual children and adults and how it breaks down in adults with acquired language disorders and in children with developmental language disorders. Although these methods have provided invaluable findings about the speakers’/listeners’ knowledge and performance of language, we do not have a comprehensive picture of the linguistic and non-linguistic processes involved when we produce or comprehend language in real-time and which of those processes break down in language impaired populations.

Over the last two decades, new psycholinguistic methods, such as reaction time, ERP and fMRI experiments, have opened a new dimension into the comprehension and production of language by allowing us to investigate not only the outcome of comprehension/production, but also the linguistic and non-linguistic processes that guide language comprehension and production. This research has demonstrated that language production and comprehension is mediated by a range of different types of information, such as lexical information, semantic plausibility, syntactic information, discourse information, statistical regularities, and frequency of lexical co-occurrence (Altmann & Steedman, 1988; Pearlmutter & MacDonald, 1995; Taraban & McClelland, 1988; Tanenhaus & Trueswell, 1995; Trueswell, 1996; Trueswell & Tanenhaus, 1994; Trueswell, Tanenhaus & Garnsey, 1994). Healthy adults are capable of coordinating these types of information to comprehend and produce language; it is less clear whether the same applies to children, language learners, and language impaired populations (e.g., Clahsen & Felser, 2006; Felser, Roberts, Marinis & Gross, 2003; Papadopoulou & Tsimpli, 2005; Trueswell, Sekerina, Hill & Logrip, 1999).

Psycholinguistic research investigating language processing of Greek has grown incrementally within the last decade including studies on language processing in healthy adults (Papadopoulou & Clashen, 2003; Manouilidou & Kehayia, 2004; Papadopoulou & Tsimpli, 2006) and children (Papadopoulou & Tsimpli, 2005, Papangeli & Marinis, 2009; Papadopoulou et al., in press), adult second language learners of Greek (Papadopoulou & Tsimpli, 2009), bilingual children with Greek as one of their languages (Andreou et al., under review; Torregrossa et al., 2015), child second language learners of Greek (Chondrogianni et al., 2014), adults with aphasia (Peristeri & Tsimpli, 2011), and children with Specific Language Impairment (Chondrogianni et al., 2014).

Call for Papers:

This is a one day workshop within the ICGL12 that aims at bringing together researchers conducting studies on lexical, syntactic and discourse processing of Greek across populations: monolingual children/adults with typical/atypical language development, bilingual children/adults with Greek as first of second language, children with Greek as a heritage language.

Abstracts are invited for presentations in the workshop. Abstracts should be 300-400 words long (exclusive of references) and should include:

1. Title
2. Name(s) of author(s)
3. Affiliation
4. 300-400 word summary of the study

Abstracts should be submitted through EasyAbs by March 7, 2015 midnight GMT on the EasyAbs page:

Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be communicated by March 22, 2015.

The workshop will be during one of the days of the ICGL12 conference.

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