LINGUIST List 29.3931

Wed Oct 10 2018

Calls: Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics/Iceland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Oct-2018
From: Joseph Jalbert <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics in Iceland - Parsing and Prediction
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Full Title: Psycholinguistics in Iceland - Parsing and Prediction
Short Title: PIPP2019

Date: 19-Jun-2019 - 20-Jun-2019
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Contact Person: Joseph Jalbert
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 11-Jan-2019

Meeting Description:

PIPP will bring together psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research which addresses the predictive power of the parser. It is hosted by the Brain and Language project at the University of Iceland, funded by the Icelandic Research Fund 2016-2018. The project investigated the processing of morphological, semantic and prosodic cues in container compounds in Icelandic. We welcome a wide range of experimental research on any language, addressing the processing of cues by the parser.

We have two keynote speakers who will present their own research on language processing:

- Colin Phillips (University of Maryland)
- Adrian Staub (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Call for Papers:

EasyChair abstract submissions:

We invite the submission of abstracts in psycho- and neurolinguistics that address the predictive power of the parser and we encourage submissions relating to a wide range of languages. The parser sorts through a large amount of information to find important cues in the speech stream for building an accurate model of the structures and sounds being produced. But to what degree does the parser use that information to make predictions about upcoming information? Are those predictions probabilistic or categorical? How aggressive is the parser in making predictions? How costly is processing in the environment of previous incorrect predictions? What cues are used in prediction, and how do they interact?

Presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. In addition, there will be poster sessions. Submissions must be received by 11 January 2019. Notifications on acceptance will be sent out in mid February.

Abstract guidelines:
-Abstracts should be no more than one (A4) page plus one additional page for figures, tables, and references; they should have 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides, and be set in Times New Roman with a font size no smaller than 11pt.
-The submission must not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any way.
-Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair by 11 January 2019.

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