LINGUIST List 32.931

Mon Mar 15 2021

Calls: Cog Sci, Gen Ling, Neuroling, Psycholing/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 15-Mar-2021
From: Anna Czypionka <>
Subject: Linguistic illusions in sentence processing
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Full Title: Linguistic illusions in sentence processing
Short Title: LISP-2021

Date: 13-Sep-2021 - 14-Sep-2021
Location: Constance, Baden-W├╝rttemberg (Virtual), Germany
Contact Person: Anna Czypionka
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2021

Meeting Description:

We are very pleased to re-announce the workshop ''Linguistic illusions in sentence processing'', hosted by the Research Unit ''Questions at the Interfaces'', the project ''The Multilingual Mind'', and the Centre for Multilingualism at the University of Constance (Germany), now to be held remotely on September 13 - 14, 2021.

This workshop will provide a platform bringing together researchers working on different linguistic illusions in sentence processing. We will discuss the interplay of different linguistic and nonlinguistic processes reflected in these illusions, and the wide array of diagnostics and tools used in this field. Our goal is to identify the overarching questions in the research of illusions, and to arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of the parallels and differences of the different phenomena currently subsumed under the umbrella term ''linguistic illusions''.

Confirmed speakers: Markus Bader (U Frankfurt), Ian Cunnings (U Reading), Julie Franck (U Geneva), Colin Phillips (U Maryland)

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts on psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic investigations of different linguistic illusions, for example attraction errors (number attraction, case attraction etc.) or intrusive licensing of negative or positive polarity items. We particularly welcome abstracts dealing with:
- the interplay between different components of grammar in sentence processing
- the connection between illusions in sentence processing and the theoretical background of the related phenomena
- the role of memory retrieval in sentence processing, and its interplay with linguistic processing
- effects of illusion in bi-/multilinguals
- comparisons of experimental outcomes and insights from modelling approaches

Abstracts should be one A4 page (12 pt, excluding references and linguistic examples) for 30 minute talks or posters. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2021.

Please submit abstracts via
For more information, please see


This workshop was originally announced for autumn 2020, and was postponed due to the COVID19-pandemic. The newly announced workshop for 2021 will take place remotely (for optimists: perhaps in a blended format) to allow easy and safe participation.

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