LINGUIST List 32.2013

Thu Jun 10 2021

Calls: Cog Sci, Lang Acq, Psycholing, Semantics, Syntax/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Jun-2021
From: Mora Maldonado <>
Subject: Experimental approaches to language universals in structure and meaning
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Full Title: Experimental approaches to language universals in structure and meaning
Short Title: ExUni2021

Date: 02-Aug-2021 - 03-Aug-2021
Location: Online, Netherlands
Contact Person: Mora Maldonado
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2021

Meeting Description:

Universal tendencies in language have long been at the forefront of linguistic research. But focus has traditionally been placed on phonology and syntax. Recently, several exciting new strands of research have highlighted the importance of universal tendencies in meaning–semantic universals–to the study of formal semantics. To-date, this work has largely used traditional sources of data such as single language case studies or typological surveys. This workshop focusses on the application of experimental methods to the study of universals in structure and meaning. In other linguistic domains, experiments have led to important advances in our ability to test specific predictions made about the link between human cognition and universal features of language. This workshop aims to bring experimental methods to the study of semantic universals by bringing together researchers using these methods to study meaning and structure.

Invited speakers:
Isabelle Dautriche (Aix-Marseille University)
Jeremy Kuhn (ENS Paris)
Wataru Uegaki (University of Edinburgh)

Final Call for Papers:

We invite anonymised submission of abstracts through EasyChair ( of 2 pages (12 pt font; 1in or 2.5cm margins) — with an extra page for references or figures — on new research on the following topics:

- semantic/syntactic universals
- experimental approaches to linguistic universals (in general)
- acquisition in semantics or syntax
- learnability or evolution of semantics or syntax

EXTENDED Deadline submissions: 15 June 2021
Notification of acceptance: Early July 2021
Final programme: 15 July 2021

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