Conference: CUNY 34

The 34th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing will take place online, Thursday, March 4 – Saturday, March 6, 2021.  It will be hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The theme of the Special Session is Language Acquisition and Language Processing: Finding New Connections, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Conference website:

Invited Speakers


The CUNY 2021 Organizing Committee:

Call for papers:

Abstract submission is now open!

We invite abstracts for 20 minute talks or posters*. We invite abstracts on all aspects of language processing. Please see here for information about the special session, Language Acquisition and Language Processing: Finding New Connections.

*Please note that the conference organizers are considering replacing posters with shorter (approximately 5 minute talks) run in a set of parallel sessions, each thematically organized.  (E.g., five talks followed immediately by a group discussion with the presenters). This will be decided soon. So, if you select “Poster Only” or “Talk or Poster”, and your abstract is selected for “Poster”, this may end up being a brief talk as just described or some related format, rather than a poster.

Abstract Format:

Abstracts must be submitted as a pdf file in 8.5″ x 11″ format (not A4) with 1 inch margins on all sides. Abstracts must be single-spaced and written using Arial 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. However, all other identifying information is prohibited. Do not include author names nor references such as “…in Linguist X & Psychologist Y (2019) we demonstrated…” or “… subjects were tested at University of Z.”

Review Criteria:

The review criteria, and a discussion of their motivation can be found here.

Submission Deadline (extended):

Abstracts are due before 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday December 18th 2020.

Submission Portal:

You may submit your abstracts here: