LINGUIST List 32.2237

Thu Jul 01 2021

Calls: Cog Sci, Lang Acq, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling, Typology/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 01-Jul-2021
From: Carmen Saldana <>
Subject: Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning 2021
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Full Title: Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning 2021
Short Title: X-PPL 2021

Date: 16-Sep-2021 - 17-Sep-2021
Location: Zürich (Online), Switzerland
Contact Person: Carmen Saldana
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 11-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

The Cross-linguistic 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 2021 is hosted by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language Evolution and the Department of Comparative Language Science at the University of Zurich, September 16-17, 2021. The workshop will be held online.

Keynote speakers:
Elena Lieven (University of Manchester)
Asli Ozyurek (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions for 20-minute talks on the interface of linguistic diversity and language processing, encompassing production, comprehension, and acquisition, as well as abstracts on issues that psycholinguists in the field might encounter or plans for cross-linguistic work. Specifically, we invite contributions presenting new evidence on:

- Whether and how grammars are shaped by (cognitive and neurobiological) constraints on processing and learning, and by 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 processing and acquisition theories
- Studies providing processing-based or learning-based explanations of language change and typological distributions

In addition, we understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has made cross-linguistic and fieldwork-based research particularly difficult and therefore we also welcome abstracts which address:

- Issues which may be specific to cross-linguistic processing (small to non-existent corpora resources, varying literacy levels among speakers, participants who aren’t familiar with experiments/technology, etc.) and the solutions which researchers have found to address these issues
- Plans for experimental cross-linguistic work that the speakers would like to get feedback on, such as from researchers new to experimental cross-linguistic work that may particularly benefit from the expertise of the community.
- Methods for processing corpus data for psycholinguistic goals in low-resource languages

Abstracts should be submitted as PDFs at, no later than *11 July 2021*, and should not exceed one A4 page (one additional page for interlinear-glossed examples, references, and figures are allowed).

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