Conference: CUNY 2020 (online)

The 33rd Annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference  will take place at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, from March 19th-21st 2020.

The CUNY conference is the central North American venue for work in sentence processing, including research into the comprehension, production, and acquisition of language at the level of the sentence. Our conference is highly interdisciplinary, with strong contributions from researchers in Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Education, and Philosophy alike.

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Special session: The role of linguistic theory in psycholinguistics

The 2020 conference features a special session entitled ”The role of linguistic theory in psycholingusitics.” This special session seeks to highlight the important interdisciplinary relationship between linguists and other cognitive scientists at the heart of the CUNY community. This interdisciplinary bond has never been stronger, or more fruitful. A tight integration of work in linguistic theory and psycholinguistics has led to an explosion of interesting new findings in a range of areas, from prosody’s role in syntactic comprehension on up to the neural computation of elementary semantic composition operations. The CUNY conference has helped contribute to this happy state of affairs, and our special session seeks to highlight the insight that our field has generated by exploring the back and forth between work in linguistics and in psychology. We have seven speakers lined up for the special session:

– Elsi Kaiser (USC)
– Liina Pylkkänen (NYU)
– Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh)
– Florian Schwarz (UPenn)
– Patrick Sturt (University of Edinbrugh)
– Matt Wagers (UC Santa Cruz)
– Duane Watson (Vanderbilt)

Call for papers:

The extended deadline for abstracts is 13 December 2019.

FORMAT: Abstracts must be submitted in 8.5” x 11” format (not A4) with 1 inch margins on all sides. Abstracts must be single-spaced and written using Ariel 11pt font. The text of the abstract must be no longer than 1 page, however an additional page for figures, supplementary materials and references is allowed. Abstracts must be written in English.

Abstracts must have a title at the top. All identifying information is prohibited. Do not include author names nor references such as “…in Linguist X & Psychologist Y (2019) we demonstrated…“”

DUE: Abstracts are due before 11:59pm (in your timezone) on December 13, 2019.

Submissions open soon.