LINGUIST List 31.1943

Fri Jun 12 2020

Confs: Comp Ling, Lang Acquisition, Morphology, Neuroling, Psycholing/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 11-Jun-2020
From: Victor Kuperman <>
Subject: The Words in the World International Conference
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The Words in the World International Conference
Short Title: WoW

Date: 16-Oct-2020 - 18-Oct-2020
Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Contact: Victor Kuperman
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The first Words in the World International Conference will take place October 16-18, 2020 and will include scholarly presentations as well as discussion panels.

The conference brings together psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and computational research on the representation and processing of words in the mind/brain. The conference will strive to create presentation opportunities for trainees (e.g., undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, recent graduates and others). We encourage students and postdoctoral fellows from all over the world to present their in-progress or completed work at this conference and engage in conversations with their colleagues on academic and non-academic topics. Papers presented can, of course, include a mix of trainees and faculty members.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is August 1, 2020. All further information about the WoW International Conference is available at Please spread the word and show your commitment to continuous progress of science and education by supporting this new initiative for trainees!

Call for Papers:

The virtual Words in the World (WoW) International Conference is scheduled for October 16-18, 2020. The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 1, 2020. Decisions of the Scientific Committee will be announced no later than September 1, 2020.

Abstracts may be no longer than one (1) page, (21.6 × 27.9 cm / 8½ × 11 in) single-spaced in a 12-point font, with 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins, including references. In order to help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive references to their authors’ publications. Furthermore, the abstract should not contain acknowledgements for grants or to granting agencies. References in the abstract should normally be limited to published works.

Abstracts should contain:
- a title;
- a clear and explicit statement of the issues and/or research questions to be examined;
- a clear statement of the research context, including key references;
- an indication of the main arguments involved, including key examples, if applicable. In the case of empirical studies in progress, pilot results must be included;
- a statement of the conclusions reached and an assessment of their significance.

Authors should only identify themselves on the abstract submission form below; abstracts must be anonymous.


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