LINGUIST List 29.902

Mon Feb 26 2018

Calls: Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing, Typology/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 23-Feb-2018
From: Anastasia Paspali <>
Subject: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender
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Full Title: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender
Short Title: ThEGen

Date: 14-Jun-2018 - 15-Jun-2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Anastasia Paspali
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

The workshop aims to bring together scholars working on gender from the fields of morphosyntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. There is a substantial body of experimental and theoretical work on gender, the most recent of which highlights the need to increase the depth of the research. By doing so, a more comprehensive understanding can be achieved of how gender is represented, processed, acquired, and developed. Moreover, further insight can be gained into how gender interacts with different grammatical and linguistic features as well as with other cognitive components. Cross-linguistic evidence and experimental approaches can significantly advance the study of gender by leading to a better articulated syntactic representation and, consequently, a more qualified theory of language processing as well as of L1/L2 acquisition.

Invited Speakers:

Ivona Kučerová
Ruth Kramer
Terje Lohndal
Natascha Müller
Giorgos Spathas
Matthew Tucker
Marit Westergaard

2nd Call for Papers:

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 7 March 2018.

The workshop ''Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender'' (ThEGen) encourages submissions pertaining to the overall understanding of the grammatical category of gender. We aim to address theoretical as well as psycholinguistic research on the topic and intend for the workshop to promote further study of the analysis/representation, processing, and mono/bi-lingual acquisition of gender. As such, we welcome abstracts which deal with the evaluation of theories testing specific hypotheses in the relevant fields.

Domains: morphosyntax, semantics, language processing, linguistic typology, L1/L2 acquisition, bilingualism

Abstract guidelines:

Abstracts may be submitted for an oral presentation of 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion, or the poster session via mail to

Format: Abstracts should be submitted anonymously in pdf format, Times New Roman 12pt, with 1 inch/2.5 cm margins on each side; maximum length one page. Any references, graphs, figures as well as glosses may be included in a second page.
Each author may submit a maximum of two abstracts, i.e. one single-authored and/ or one joint- paper, or two joint papers.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission: 7 March 2018
Notification of acceptance: 28 March 2018
Conference dates: 14-15 June 2018

For any queries please send an e-mail to

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