Conference: AMLaP 2022

Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing 28 will take place in York 7-9 September 2022, organised by the University of York. The conference will consist of four invited lectures, a set of 30 minute presentations (20 minutes talk, 10 minutes for questions), and a series of poster sessions. AMLaP 2022 will proceed as a hybrid conference with an in-person core: talks will be delivered in person, with both virtual and in-person poster sessions. We are committed to making AMLaP an accessible conference for those who can only attend remotely. Plenary talks will be live-streamed and recorded, and remote participants will be able to submit questions in parallel with our in-person attendees. In-person posters will be made available online for those who can’t stroll through our local gallery.

Conference website:

Important dates:

  • 16 March: Submissions open
  • 6 May: Submissions close
  • 1 July: Early registration opens
  • 1 August: Early registration ends
  • 7-9 September: AMLaP 2022

Special session: Integrating expectations across levels of representation

Much current work in psycholinguistics emphasises the role of expectation and prediction/predictability in language processing. However, this work tends to operate on individual levels of representation; the phone, morpheme, word, sentence, and broader discourse are all levels at which expectation and prediction can be targeted. So what happens when these come into conflict? How do language processors navigate expectations among different kinds of representations, or do they even differentiate among these expectations in the first place? These are the kinds of questions we hope to address in the special session of AMLaP 2022.

Invited Speakers

  • Jeffrey Bowers (Psychological Science; University of Bristol)
  • Jakub Dotlačil (Artificial Intelligence and Linguistics; Utrecht University)
  • Aditi Lahiri (Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics; University of Oxford)
  • Amanda Rysling (Linguistics; University of California, Santa Cruz)

Organising Committee

Eleanor Chodroff, Silvia Gennari, Nino Grillo, Catherine Laing, Heather Marsden, Sven Mattys, Leah Roberts, Shayne Sloggett, and Joel Wallenberg

Call for abstracts

We invite submissions in any area of psycholinguistics, broadly construed, for presentation as an in-person plenary presentation, in-person poster presentation, or virtual poster presentation.

Abstracts are due Friday, 6th May 2022 11:59:59PM (Anywhere on Earth), and may be submitted via our submission portal.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF file adhering to the following formatting guidelines:

  • Abstracts should omit any potentially identifying information
  • Abstracts should be typeset to A4 size with 2.5 cm margins in 11pt Arial font
  • Please insert a full line between the title and the body of the text
  • Page numbers should be omitted

Authors are permitted one full A4 page of text, with a second page for supplemental example sentences, figures, and references. Authors working on non-English languages may include a third page with additional information about the language of study where this would be helpful to the reader. For example, where sentences require glossing, authors may wish to use use a third page to better present these data.

Call for new reviewers

In the interest of widening the pool of reviewers who contribute to AMLaP, we invite you to recommend new reviewers (including yourself!) for consideration. Note that reviewers must hold a PhD or equivalent. To make a nomination, please complete this reviewer nomination form by 15th April, 2022!