LINGUIST List 31.575

Mon Feb 10 2020

Calls: Cog Sci, Lang Acquisition, Neuroling, Psycholing, Typology/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Feb-2020
From: Caroline Andrews <>
Subject: Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning
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Full Title: Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning
Short Title: X-PPL 2020

Date: 31-Aug-2020 - 01-Sep-2020
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Contact Person: Caroline Andrews
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2020

Meeting Description:

X-PPL hosts research on adult processing and acquisition which takes a crosslinguistic view beyond the languages which are most commonly studied experimentally.

In the past few decades, there has been increasing evidence suggesting that the distribution of linguistic features among the world’s languages is influenced by processing principles of the human mind and brain and that, conversely, processing and cognition may be shaped by the specific linguistic experiences we are exposed to. Although it has not yet reached mainstream research, the cross-linguistic study of language processing and learning has received more attention in recent years.

The Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning workshop (X-PPL) aims to fill this gap and provide a platform for cross-linguistic research on language processing and learning. X-PPL 2020 will be held at the University of Zurich, August 31 – September 1, 2020.

Keynote speakers:
Asli Özyürek (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics / Radboud University)
Elena Lieven (University of Manchester)
Matt Wagers (University of California Santa Cruz)

Carmen Saldana
Caroline Andrews
Sebastian Sauppe
Jekaterina Mazara
Balthasar Bickel
Sabine Stoll

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions for 20-minute talks on the interface of linguistic diversity and language processing, encompassing production, comprehension, and acquisition. Specifically, we invite contributions presenting new evidence on:
- Whether and how grammars are shaped by (cognitive and neurobiological) constraints on processing, learning, and external pressures
- Whether and how the different grammatical properties of linguistic systems might afford the application of different processing and learning strategies

We welcome in particular:
- Studies examining production, comprehension, or developmental phenomena in one or more language(s) chosen for differences in their grammatical characteristics
- Experimental studies on under-researched languages providing implications for existing processing and acquisition theories
- Studies providing processing-based or learning-based explanations of language change and typological distributions

Abstracts should be submitted as PDFs, no later than 15 April 2020, and should not exceed one A4 page (one additional page for interlinear-glossed examples, references, and figures is allowed).
Abstracts can be submitted via EasyChair at:

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