LINGUIST List 31.1255

Fri Apr 03 2020

Calls: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Ling Theories, Philosophy of Lang, Semantics/USA

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Apr-2020
From: Alex Luu <>
Subject: WeSSLLI 2020 Virtual Student Session
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Full Title: WeSSLLI 2020 Virtual Student Session

Date: 11-Jul-2020 - 12-Jul-2020
Location: Waltham, MA, USA
Contact Person: Alex Luu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language; Semantics

Call Deadline: 04-May-2020

Meeting Description:

***As NASSLLI 2020 has been moved to 2021, the NASSLLI 2020 Student Session has been postponed accordingly. Instead, a Virtual Student Session will be held during the Web Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (WeSSLLI) in 2020.***

The Web Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (WeSSLLI) presents a cross-disciplinary perspective on how information is represented, communicated, and manipulated by human minds and by machines. WeSSLLI represents a community that recognizes that advances in modeling and analyzing the performance of these tasks, as well as automating them, require the contributions of multiple interrelated disciplines.

A Virtual Student Session will be held during the WeSSLLI 2020 summer school, consisting of a series of talks during the weekend of July 11 - July 12, immediately preceding WeSSLLI courses. The Virtual Student Session provides students the opportunity to present their own research in a setting where they can receive feedback from peers and established researchers.

Call for Papers:

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students* are invited to submit abstracts of no more than two pages in any of the fields related to the school, including but not limited to:
+ semantics
+ pragmatics
+ computational linguistics
+ cognitive science
+ formal methodologies for the study of language and information, including methods for data collection and analysis for any subfield of linguistics (e.g., syntax, phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, etc.)
+ logic and its applications
+ game and decision theory and their applications
+ formal epistemology
+ philosophy of language
+ philosophy of mind

Abstracts should represent original and unpublished work (or works in progress). All co-authors must be students and no one should be the first (or sole) author on more than one submission, or a co-author on more than two submissions. Minorities, women, and students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

* That is, individuals enrolled in an academic program in 2020 who will not have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of the summer school.

Submission Details:
Abstracts can be submitted at:

Abstract​ ​requirements:
+ File Format: pdf
+ Length: up to 2 pages (US Letter), including figures, tables, references
+ Margins: 1-in, one column
+ Font: 12pt Times New Roman (including figures, tables, references)
+ No footnotes
+ No identifying information within the document (for anonymous review process)

Submission​ ​deadline:​ ​May 4,​ ​2020​, 11:59pm AOE (anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)
Notification of acceptance: June 5, 2020

The author(s) of each accepted submission will be given a dedicated web space to present the content however they like (e.g. attach downloadable files, create web pages to represent text, tables, formulas, graphics, slides and/or videos). During the Virtual Student Session, authors of accepted submissions can interact with the audience both synchronously (via Zoom) and asynchronously (via comments within their web spaces). Detailed instructions and technical support will be provided after the notification of acceptance.

For questions relating to the Virtual Student Session, please email
For all other questions about WeSSLLI 2020, please email

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