LINGUIST List 29.707

Mon Feb 12 2018

Calls: Cognitive Science, General Linguistics, Linguistic Theories/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 12-Feb-2018
From: Marta Ruda <>
Subject: 11th Conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis
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Full Title: 11th Conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis
Short Title: SinFonIJA 11

Date: 11-Oct-2018 - 13-Oct-2018
Location: Kraków, Poland
Contact Person: Marta Ruda
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2018

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the Eleventh Conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis (SinFonIJA 11) will be held on 11–13 October 2018 at the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

Keynote speakers:

Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/Universitat de Barcelona)
Franc Marušič (Univerza v Novi Gorici)
Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge)
Tobias Scheer (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (University of Cambridge)

William Matchin (UC San Diego, Chair for the Theoretical linguistics within cognitive science round table discussion)

Thematic session 1: Phonology and phonetics: their relations and demarcations

The Phonology and phonetics: their relations and demarcation session, organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Sound Pattern of English, will look into the nature of the relationship between phonetics and phonology and the status of phonetics in the grammar, including the following questions:

- Is there universal phonetics or is phonetics language-specific?
- How to bridge the gap between the discrete and the continuous?
- Do phonological categories have phonetic substance?
- What is the nature of the phonetics-phonology interface?
- Is phonetics about computation or interpretation?
- To what extent phonology determines phonetics?
- To what extent phonetics determines phonology?

Thematic session 2: Theoretical linguistics within cognitive science: current research directions

There is no doubt that attempts to make direct connections between linguistic concepts and work done in fields such as cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, and evolutionary and comparative biology are important and potentially fruitful, but they also face a number of conceptual and methodological issues. To turn the spotlight on the bidirectional connection between linguistic theory and cognitive science and the possibilities of progress that can be made based on collaborative work, the Theoretical linguistics within cognitive science: current research directions session will focus on the following issues:

- The contributions which linguistics can make to the development of other fields within cognitive science
- The ways in which non-linguistic enterprises can inform linguistic theory
- Theoretical considerations
- Methodological issues
- Concrete cases of fruitful interaction
- Working proposals for research interaction.

The keynote and participant presentations related to this theme will be complemented by a round table discussion on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts on any topic from all areas of theoretical linguistics, comparative linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and language acquisition will be considered for presentation in the main session of the conference, but we also encourage submissions relating to two special thematic sessions: Phonology and phonetics: their relations and demarcations and Theoretical linguistics within cognitive science: current research directions.

Important Dates;

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2018
Conference: October 11-13, 2018

We invite abstracts for 25 minute talks, followed by 5 minutes of discussion and for posters.

Abstract guidelines:

- Please submit your abstract via EasyChair ( as a PDF file with fonts embedded
- Please indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for the main session, thematic session 1 or thematic session 2
- Submissions are restricted to a maximum of one single-authored and one co-authored abstract (or two co-authored abstracts)
- Abstracts should not exceed two A4/US Letter pages (references and examples including), font size 12, single line spacing
- Abstracts must be anonymous

Conference website:

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