Call for Papers: 11th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Edmonton, Canada September 25-28, 2018

The 11th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon will bring together psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and computational research on the representation and processing of words in the mind/brain. The conference encourages a variety of perspectives on lexical representation and processing.

The 2018 conference will be held in Edmonton at the Delta Hotel, Edmonton City Centre, Alberta, Canada, where it was first launched in 1998.  As in previous years, we anticipate an excellent selection of high quality research presentations on topics that include, but are not limited to, computational models, neurolinguistics, language processing in development, bilingualism, and typical or atypical populations.

There will be two keynote speakers: Mirjam Ernestus and Gabriella Vigliocco. Like the previous meetings, the conference will include both 15-minute platform presentations and poster sessions each day.

The updated deadline for receipt of abstracts is April 28, 2018. The abstract submission page will open Feb. 15, 2018.  Please consult the Abstract Submission Guidelines on the conference website at mentallexicon2018.ca.

General inquiries can be sent to mental.lexicon.2018@gmail.com or contact: Benjamin V. Tucker (bvtucker@ualberta.ca) or Juhani Järvikivi (jarvikiv@ualberta.ca)

Looking forward to seeing you in Edmonton!

Organizing Committee

Benjamin V. Tucker  (Co-chair)

Juhani Järvikivi (Co-chair)

Anja Arnhold

Marina Blekher

Monique Charest

Jacqueline Cummine

Christina Gagne

Esther Kim

Thomas Spalding

Chris Westbury

CFP: Frontiers in Communication

The Words in the World Project has launched a “Research Topic” in Frontiers in Communication Research.

The goal of this Research topic is to bring together the latest insights, findings, methodologies, and analytic techniques that advance the understanding of lexical knowledge and lexical ability, particularly in relation to real-world communication.

Frontiers in Communication is an open access journal that will allow research conducted within the network to have impact in domains that are outside the scope of traditional psycholinguistic publication venues.  The Words in theWorld project has committed to covering the Author Fees for up to a dozen articles submitted by members of the Words in the World project. This support will be available to all collaborators and partners. The Research Topic will be edited by Gary Libben, Gonia Jarema, Juhani Järvikivi, Eva Kehayia, and Victor Kuperman. We invite you to submit an abstract of original research that addresses one or more of the topics below:

  • New perspectives on the nature of lexical representation in the mind and brain
  • New methodologies for the study of lexical processing
  • New corpus resources, statistical techniques, and data visualization tools that can reveal the dynamic interaction of variables involved in lexical processing.
  • Studies of individual differences in lexical processing
  • Studies of language and/or cultural effects in lexical processing
  • Studies of lexical processing across the lifespan
  • Studies of situational effects in lexical processing
  • Reports of application of lexical processing research to the solution of real-world challenges.

We are particularly interested in submissions that are co-authored by established researchers and trainees (e.g., students and/or post-doctoral researchers). Abstracts should be submitted through the Frontiers’ special topic page for Words in the World.

More information can be found here:
https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/6847/wordsintheworld

DEADLINES:

The deadline for Abstract submission is January 31, 2018.
The deadline for article submission is October 31, 2018.

New Journal launched by Huettig, Mishra, & Padakannaya (WoW Collaborator)

Cover image of the Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science

Name: Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science

Publisher: Springer

Linkhttp://www.springer.com/psychology/cognitive+psychology/journal/41809

Words in the World collaborator Dr. Padakannaya (University of Mysore) is pleased to announce the Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science and an open call for papers: 

We are delighted to introduce a new journal to the field, the Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science. The advent of this journal reflects the fact that cognitive science cannot ignore culture as a crucial factor impacting mental processes and brain functioning. Today, we have an increasing amount of empirical and theoretical work that emphasizes cultural, social, and bodily influences on mind and brain. A focus on the individual and her experiences has become increasingly important. This approach emerged in all fields that have been associated with cognitive science, from neuroscience to philosophy of mind. This journal aims to be a platform to discuss the latest developments and to present the best empirical work shedding light on such issues.

 

We are thrilled to have a team of excellent associate editors, and we thank Giovanni Bennardo, Zohar Eviatar, and Jyotsna Vaid for their service to the journal and the field. We are also grateful to have a team of distinguished anthropologists, linguists, psychologists, and neuroscientists from across the globe to serve on our editorial board.

 

We invite both rigorous research articles, and thought-provoking theoretical articles. Any paper that advances our knowledge of cultural influences on cognition and the brain is most welcome here. We particularly encourage submissions of research with non-WEIRD (Western, educated, industrial, rich, democratic) participant populations. It is no secret that the vast majority of research in psychology and cognitive neuroscience has been carried out with Western students. It is vital to look at different cultures and diverse participant populations so that we can understand what kind of findings from this mostly Western research body generalize to the world population. After all, we want to understand the human mind and not just the minds of Western undergraduates. We also especially encourage submissions of work from researchers from all parts the world. There is currently an exciting expansion of cognitive science and neuroscience research worldwide, and the many new labs in China, India, Latin America, and the Middle East are pertinent examples of this. Our journal also attempts to support this development. It is within this changing and diverse landscape that we want the Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science to thrive. We look forward to your readership and submission of your best work.