Conference: CUNY 2016

The 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing will be hosted by the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. The conference will be held March 3-5, 2016 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville.

The conference focuses on the comprehension, production, and acquisition of language at the sentence level, traditionally drawing researchers from linguistics, cognitive science, computer science, education, neuroscience, and philosophy. The theme of the special session is ”Language Variation Within and Across Speakers”. Language variation is a challenge for language acquisition and processing models. How do listeners/readers realize that different utterances are different ways of saying the same thing, rather than different things? How do speakers/listeners determine which option is more appropriate or relevant given the context and whom they are talking to? The aim of the special session of the 2016 CUNY conference is to increase awareness regarding language variation in general, and its importance for psycholinguistic research more specifically, by giving an overview of the state-of-the-art research on language variation, particularly in bilinguals.

Invited Speakers:

Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University
Hélène Blondeau, University of Florida
Cynthia Clopper, The Ohio State University
Paola Dussias, The Pennsylvania State University
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
Guillaume Thierry, Bangor University

Call for Papers:

Abstract submission for papers and posters (including the special session) opens October 1, 2015; abstract submission deadline is November 8, 2015.   Sunday, November 15, 2015, 23:59h (11:59pm).

Website Conference: http://cuny2016.lin.ufl.edu/cuny-2016/

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