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Mon Aug 25 1997

Confs: CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing

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  1. Suzanne Stevenson, Sentence Processing Conference

Message 1: Sentence Processing Conference

Date: Sun, 24 Aug 1997 16:22:59 -0400
From: Suzanne Stevenson <>
Subject: Sentence Processing Conference


 11th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

 Hosted by Rutgers University 

 March 19-21, 1998

 Featuring a Special Session on 
 The Lexical Basis of Syntactic Processing:
 Formal and Computational Issues

 Joan Bresnan, Stanford University
 Beth Levin, Northwestern University
 Mitch Marcus, University of Pennsylvania
 Jerry Fodor, Rutgers University

 Mark Johnson, Brown University
 Amy Weinberg, University of Maryland
 Maryellen MacDonald, University of Southern California

 ABSTRACT DEADLINE: November 7, 1997

The 11th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is
soliciting abstracts for papers and posters presenting theoretical,
experimental, and/or computational research on human sentence
processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and will be
considered for both the general conference sessions and for a special
session on The Lexical Basis of Syntactic Processing: Formal and
Computational Issues.


Lexical influences on processing are currently a major focus of
attention in research on sentence comprehension, yet much of the work
remains isolated from investigations of the lexicon in other
disciplines. The special session, The Lexical Basis of Syntactic
Processing: Formal and Computational Issues, will examine current
theories of lexical representation from a multidisciplinary
perspective, relating the issues raised to current work on sentence
comprehension. The focus of the session will be presentations by
invited speakers from linguistics, computer science, and philosophy,
with critical commentary and discussion from researchers within the
sentence processing community.

The special session will also include submitted papers and posters on
the topic of the role of the lexicon in sentence processing.
Abstracts that are considered for the special session will be
evaluated both for the quality of the research and for the fit between
the submitted abstract and the invited papers.


For consideration in the spoken paper sessions: November 7, 1997.

For consideration as a poster only: January 12, 1998


Abstracts must be no more than 400 words in length, excluding
references. At the top of the abstract, please include your name,
email address, and indicate whether your abstract is to be considered
for PAPER ONLY, POSTER ONLY, or PAPER OR POSTER. The last category
means that you would be willing to present a poster if your abstract
is not included in the spoken sessions but is accepted for one of the
poster sessions. Please leave several blank lines between this
information and your title and abstract, so that we may remove this
information for anonymous abstract review.

Abstracts submitted but not accepted for the paper sessions will
automatically be included in the submissions for poster sessions, 
unless the abstract is marked PAPER ONLY.


We will accept email submissions only. Email your submissions to
Please use "Abstract" as your subject header. If you are submitting 
more than one abstract, each must be separately emailed. You will
receive an email acknowledgment for each abstract you submit.

If you are unable to use email to submit your abstract, you must
contact the organizers for instructions on submitting a PC-readable
disk with the required information and abstract.


The conference will be held on March 19-21, 1998, at the Hyatt
Regency, New Brunswick, New Jersey, adjacent to the Rutgers University
campus. The conference site is easily accessible by shuttle from the
Newark and New York airports (Newark is preferable), and by train from
New York or Philadelphia. Detailed hotel reservation and travel
information will soon be available on the conference web site.

For more information, see:

E-mail questions to:

Suzanne Stevenson
CUNY98 Conference Organizer
Dept of Computer Science, and
Center for Cognitive Science
Rutgers University
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