LINGUIST List 32.328

Tue Jan 26 2021

Calls: Psycholing/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>



Date: 26-Jan-2021
From: David Wirthmüller <wirthmueuni-muenster.de>
Subject: Münster Conference Linguistic Representations and Language Processing
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Full Title: Münster Conference Linguistic Representations and Language Processing
Short Title: LIRLAP

Date: 25-Mar-2021 - 27-Mar-2021
Location: Münster (Online), Germany
Contact Person: David Wirthmüller
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2021

Meeting Description:

The Graduate School of Empirical and Applied Linguistics (GSEAL) at WWU Münster will be hosting a digital conference on Linguistic Representations and Language Processing (LIRLAP) with a special focus on currently used methods and approaches. Our 3-day conference will take place on March, 25-27, 2021 via Zoom. We highly encourage junior/early stage career researchers interested in psycholinguistics, language acquisition and cognitive linguistics to submit their contributions. Our particular focus is methods currently used (or newly introduced) for studying cognitive processes at different levels of language, from phonological representations and syntactic processing to the processing of pragmatic features and discourse structures. Our research interests include but are not restricted to:
1. how variational linguistic features are being processed and acquired
2. the role of context in language processing, including processing of discourse features
3. language processing and intonation
4. language processing and language acquisition in multilingual speakers

We welcome contributions focusing on the development of stimuli, useful tools and software in research, as well as best practice examples in interdisciplinary studies.

Keynote speakers:
We are delighted to announce that the following distinguished speakers have agreed to give a keynote presentation at our digital conference:
- Professor Dr. Bettina Braun, University of Konstanz
Research areas: form and function of intonation, psycholinguistics, experimental methods

- Dr. Stefanie Jannedy, Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS)
Research areas: Register knowledge in varieties of German, phonology

- Professor Dr. Katharina Spalek, Humboldt-University Berlin
Research areas: Focus alternatives, lexical competition

- Professor Dr. Sarah Schimke, TU Dortmund University
Research ares: Pronoun resolution, L2 acquisition of German syntax

Second Call for Papers:

Timeline:
now - 15.Feb.2021 – abstract submission;
19.Feb.2021 – notification of acceptance;
1.March.2021 – a complete conference program is available on the conference website (currently under construction); For all the updates check our Twitter account LiRLaP.
March, 25-27, 2021 – we finally have a chance to attend your digital talks and get together for fruitful discussions.

Abstract submission information:
Abstracts for 20-minute presentations in English or German should be submitted as PDF-Files via EasyChair and should not exceed 400 words. Additional information, e.g. references, examples, figures and tables may be provided on an additional page and will not be included to the abstract word count. Make sure your name and affiliation are not included in your abstract PDF-document. You can submit your abstract here: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=lirlap2021

Academic programme:
We invite works aimed at exploring different disciplinary approaches to all areas of cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics. The contributions should provide insights into how the chosen linguistic phenomenon is represented in the mental lexicon and/or how it is being processed or retrieved during speech production and comprehension.

We are also interested in your contributions on how specific linguistic categories evolve during the process of L1 and Ln acquisition and language learning, including the research questions related to language processing in multilingual speakers.

Our particular interest is methods currently used (or newly introduced) for studying cognitive processes at different levels of language, from phonological representations to discourse structures. Therefore we welcome contributions focusing on the development of stimuli, useful tools and software in research, as well as best practice examples in interdisciplinary studies.




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