Conference: ICTEAP 1

The First International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics (ICTEAP-1)
March 10-12, 2017
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The First International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics (ICTEAP-1) intends to promote dissemination of state-of-the-art findings in psycholinguistics, with emphasis on research that has cross-linguistic implications and empirical work that refers to East Asian languages, following the spirit of The Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP).

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Crain (Macquarie University)
Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milan-Bicocca)
Nina Hyams (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ken Wexler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Invited Speakers:
Donna Lardiere (Georgetown University)
William Snyder (University of Connecticut)

Language Acquisition Laboratory
Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Preparatory Steering Committee:
Thomas Hun-tak Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Mineharu Nakayama (The Ohio State University)
Yi-ching Su (National Tsing Hua University)

The conference invites submissions of papers in any area of L1 and L2 acquisition, (bimodal) bilingual acquisition, language processing, and cognitive neuroscience of language, among others, as well as theoretical studies (in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, or pragmatics) that have implications for ”Plato’s Problem” (”How can we gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?”). Studies from different paradigms that address learnability issues are especially welcome.

There will be a special session on ‘Language acquisition and the theory of parameters: A critical reassessment’. In light of the special session, submission of papers on the re-evaluation of parametric theories is also encouraged.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submissions (extended): November 12, 2016 at 9:00PM Hong Kong Time (HKT)
Notification of acceptance: December 27, 2016
Conference dates: March 10-12, 2017

We invite anonymous abstracts for 20-minute talks (followed by 10-minute discussions) and poster presentations. Abstracts should be written in English and limited to 500 words, with one extra page to include examples, references,
tables and figures. Abstracts should be in standard 12-point Times New Roman font, with margins of 1 inch. No more than one single-authored and one co-authored abstract will be considered.

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format via the EasyChair system:

Selected papers presented at the conference will be invited for an edited volume to be published at an international venue.

Contact Person: Thomas Hun-tak Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

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