LINGUIST List 27.1744

Thu Apr 14 2016

Calls: Cog Sci, General Ling, Lang Acq, Psycholing, Socioling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 14-Apr-2016
From: Shiri Lev-Ari <>
Subject: Linking Social Effects in Language Processing to Social Effects in Language Evolution
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Full Title: Linking Social Effects in Language Processing to Social Effects in Language Evolution

Date: 15-Sep-2016 - 16-Sep-2016
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Shiri Lev-Ari
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

Languages are learned and used in social interaction. Therefore, social factors are likely to play a role in the way that languages are learned and processed, which in turn, influences the form that languages take. Indeed, research has shown that information is processed and represented differently depending on the social context. Similarly, recent research on language evolution has started exploring the relationship between linguistic properties and the social setting in which languages have evolved. Surprisingly, however, these two lines of research do not link to each other. The goal of this workshop is to try to bridge the gap between these lines of research and see how they can inform each other.

Call for Posters:

Submissions are invited for research on the role that social factors play in processing, learning or evolution. Works that link social processes in processing and evolution are particularly welcome.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2016

Abstracts should be submitted to: Abstracts should be no more than one page long with any combination of text and figures.

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