LINGUIST List 32.3304
Thu Oct 21 2021
Confs: Clinical Ling, Cog Sci, Lang Acquisition, Neuroling, Psycholing/USA
Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>
Dirk Den Ouden <denouden
59th Academy of Aphasia E-mail this message to a friend
59th Academy of Aphasia
Short Title: AoA2021
Date: 24-Oct-2021 - 26-Oct-2021
Location: Online, USA
Contact: Dirk Den Ouden
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Meeting URL: http://www2.academyofaphasia.org/
Linguistic Field(s): Clinical Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
The Academy of Aphasia is an organization made up of researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases. Some of these researchers also provide clinical services to help people improve their language skills following strokes or other illnesses. Each year, the Academy of Aphasia hosts an annual meeting that highlights current research in the field.
The 59th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held online (October 24-26, 2021). The Academy of Aphasia welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical, and historical research from any field that contributes to the study of aphasia, including Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, History, and Computational Modeling.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Salikoko S. Mufwene (University of Chicago Dr. Mufwene is the Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. His research centers on the phylogenetic emergence of language, language contact in a globalized world, and in particular the emergence of Atlantic English creoles and Bantu contact language varieties. From this perspective, Dr. Mufwene will discuss how findings from neurolinguistics and aphasiology may inform evolutionary linguistics, and perhaps the other way around. Dr. Mufwene is the founding editor of the Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact book series and he was elected a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America in 2018. He has published over 250 journal articles and book chapters and his recent books include Language Evolution: Contact, competition and change (Continuum Press, 2008) and Complexity in language: Developmental and evolutionary perspectives (co-edited with Christophe Coupé & François Pellegrino. Cambridge University Press, 2017). He was a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Lyon in 2010-2011.
Now in its fourth year, the NIDCD-funded Academy of Aphasia conference grant (R13 DC017375-01) will sponsor student fellows to attend and present their work at the conference. They will also receive focused mentoring and training from seasoned faculty mentors at the meeting. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply - please contact Swathi Kiran (kirans
bu.edu) with inquiries. The grant also sponsors a state-of-the-art New Frontiers in Aphasia Research seminar.This year's topic will focus on Electrocorticography (ECoG), and the speaker will be Dr. Edward Chang of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chang is Chief of Epilepsy Surgery and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF. His scientific research focuses upon the brain mechanisms for human speech, movement, and cognition. He co-directs the Center for Neural Engineering & Prostheses at UC Berkeley and UCSF, which brings together engineering, neuroscience, neurology and neurosurgery to develop state-of-the-art biomedical devices to restore function for patients with neurological disabilities.
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