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Thu Apr 04 2019

Confs: Cog Sci, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Neuroling, Syntax/France

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Date: 29-Mar-2019
From: Martin Haiden <>
Subject: The Language Faculty 2019: Linguistics and the Brain Sciences
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The Language Faculty 2019: Linguistics and the Brain Sciences
Short Title: LF 2019

Date: 21-Jun-2019 - 21-Jun-2019
Location: Nantes, France
Contact: Martin Haiden
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The Language Faculty is an international network of scholars interested in human language that meets once a year at the University of Nantes. The 2019 instalment of the Language Faculty will explore the research agenda for linguistic inquiry beyond the traditional frontiers of humanities. The following questions will be addressed:

- Which aspects of psychology, neuroscience, or other related fields are of interest for linguistic theory? Why do we want to understand those aspects? What can we hope to learn from integrating them into linguistic research? What do we already know, and what can we hope to learn in the near future?

- What can linguistic theory contribute to neighbouring fields? Are there questions in grammatical theory that particularly call for interdisciplinary or experimental research? How do we need to re/state linguistic questions in order to make them amenable to experimental and/or interdisciplinary research?

- Is there a continuity in the generative research paradigm that we can trace from early, introspection-based research to the questions dealt with today in research on acquisition, processing, imagery, and other experimental paradigms? Are there domains of linguistic inquiry that had to be fundamentally re-thought in order to leverage new methodologies? Has this changed the way we think of language now, as compared to our views a few decades ago?

These questions will be discussed by a panel of specialists in the respective domains:

- Hagit Borer, Linguistics, Queen Mary, University of London
- Carlo Cecchetto, Structures formelles du langage (UMR 7023 SFL), CNRS
- Cynthia Fisher, Language Acquisition Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Yosef Grodzinsky, The Neurolinguistics Lab ELSC, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- James Magnuson, Computational Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab, University of Connecticut
- Alec Marantz, NYU Morphology Lab, New York University

Registration is free of charge, but obligatory at

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