LINGUIST List 8.1772

Wed Dec 10 1997

Confs: Human Sentence Processing

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  1. Suzanne Stevenson, Corrected CUNY Conference Announcement

Message 1: Corrected CUNY Conference Announcement

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:56:14 -0500
From: Suzanne Stevenson <>
Subject: Corrected CUNY Conference Announcement


 DEADLINE: January 16, 1998

 11th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

 Hosted by Rutgers University 

 Sponsored by:
 **** Note updated list of sponsors ****
 The National Science Foundation
 Rutgers University
 City University of New York
 Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (UPenn)
 Ohio State University
 University of Southern California 

 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

The 11th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is
soliciting abstracts for 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 poster session and for a special poster 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.


Abstracts submitted for the paper sessions are currently under review.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed to authors by December
22nd. Abstracts submitted for the paper session that are not accepted
for presentation will be automatically considered for the poster
sessions, unless they were marked "Paper Only".


For consideration as a poster only: January 16, 1998

******** Note revised deadline. ******** 


Abstracts must be text only (ASCII), no more than 400 words in length,
excluding references. Please do not submit MIME encoded email or
non-ascii output of a word processing program.

At the top of the abstract, please include your name and email
address. Please leave several blank lines between this information
and your title and abstract, so that we may remove this information
for anonymous abstract review.


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 airport, and by train from New York or Philadelphia. Detailed
hotel reservation and travel information is available on the
conference web site; please check out the Accommodations and
OATransportation links.

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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