CFP: TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE MENTAL LEXICON

Update: Deadline for abstract submission is extended until April 30, 2022

We have missed you and we are very happy to announce that the 12th Mental Lexicon
conference will be held in person, beginning on the evening of October 11 and
concluding in the afternoon of October 14, 2022 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario,
Canada.

The conference 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.

More than just a conference. Almost 25 years ago, the International Conference on the
Mental Lexicon was created with the goal of establishing a collegial and supportive
environment for the reporting and development of cutting-edge research on lexical
representation and processing. The planning of the Twelfth International Conference on
the Mental Lexicon is built upon that tradition, particularly now that we emerge
nationally and internationally from a period in which it has been very difficult to hold in-
person meetings and to interact with colleagues.

The conference will be fully in-person. As in the past, there will be no parallel sessions,
so that we can maximize interaction among all attendees. Special sessions will be
designed to advance the careers of students and post-doctoral fellows, and the
conference will include planning sessions for new collaborative international initiatives.

A conference setting in Canadian Wine Country. This is the second time this conference
will be held in the Niagara region in Canada, and it is our hope that the natural beauty
and history of this wine-making region and the comfort of the Georgian-style hotel
venue will add to your enjoyment of the event.

Airport Access from Canada and the USA. Niagara-on-the-Lake is near the Canada-USA
border. It is about 20 kilometers from Niagara Falls, 60 kilometers from Buffalo, New
York, and 120 kilometers from Toronto, Canada. It is served by two large airports:
Toronto and Buffalo, as well as by Hamilton Airport.

Abstract deadline is April 30, 2022. As in previous meetings, the conference will
include both 15-minute platform presentations and poster sessions each day. The
deadline for receipt of abstracts is April 30, 2022. The abstract submission page is
already open. Please consult the Abstract Submission Guidelines on the conference
website and submit your abstract at https://mentallexicon.artsrn.ualberta.ca/

Up-to-date information can be found at the conference website
https://mentallexicon.artsrn.ualberta.ca/ or you can contact us by email at
mentallexicon2022@gmail.com

We are hoping to see you in Niagara-on-the-Lake in October!

Organizers: Lori Buchanan, Victor Kuperman, Gary Libben

SOME LINKS TO THE VENUE:
Here is a link to the Conference Venue (Queen’s Landing Hotel)
http://www.vintage-hotels.com/queenslanding/


Here is a link to a Niagara-on-the-Lake tourism website
http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/about/niagara-on-the-lake/

Here is a link to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Shaw theatre festival
http://www.shawfest.com/

CfP: 20th International Morphology Meeting

The 20th International Morphology Meeting will take place from 1 September to 4 September 2022 in Budapest, organised by the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.

The meeting will serve as an event commemorating the late Prof. Ferenc Kiefer, one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the IMM series, who passed away in December 2020.

Workshops
As a tradition of IMMs, there will be two or three accompanying workshops adjoined to the main session of the conference, for which we are expecting proposals from prospective conveners. Thematic proposals for these workshops are welcome by September 30, 2021.

Abstracts
2-page abstracts for 20-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion) or a poster should be submitted via the meeting’s online services in EasyChair. Submission is limited to one individual and one joint authorship abstract (or two joint authorship ones) per person.

For more information on submissions, check the official website: http://www.nytud.hu/imm20/

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 15, 2022

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: May 31, 2022

CfP: Morphology in Production and perception: Phonetics, phonology and spelling of complex words

Conference: Morphology in production and perception: Phonetics, phonology and spelling of complex words

Date: February 7-9, 2022

Organizer: Ingo Plag, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

Aims and Scope

Recent research on the production and comprehension of morphologically complex words in speech and writing has shown that morphological structure may influence their phonology, articulation, acoustics and spelling. So far, the range of investigated phenomena and languages is still small. Nevertheless, the results obtained so far pose serious challenges for current theories of phonology-morphology interaction, of the mental lexicon and of language production, perception and comprehension. The following questions are at the center of the debate:

  •  How does morphological structure affect the articulatory, acoustic, orthographic and phonological properties of complex words?
  • Seen from the reverse angle, what do the phonological, phonetic and orthographic properties of complex words reveal about morphological structure?
  • What are the implications of the answers to the above questions for theories and models in these domains?
  • We invite contributions on the articulation, acoustics, phonology and spelling of complex words that address the above-mentioned questions.

Plenary speakers

Sonja Kandel
Janet Pierrehumbert
Patrycja Strycharczuk

Presentations and Abstracts

There will be 30-minute slots for oral presentations (20-minute talk + 10-minute Q&A) and two poster sessions.

Please submit anonymized abstracts electronically in PDF format through the EasyChair system by November 1, 2021:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mpp2022

Abstracts should be at most one page long, plus references on the second page, on A4 paper with 1-inch margins on all sides, and must be set in Times New Roman font of at least 11 points. In the submission form, please indicate whether you want your abstract considered for a talk, poster, or both.

Important dates
Abstract submission: November 1, 2021
Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2021

The conference is planned as an off-line event, with participants being physically present. This may be subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 situation.

In the case of an off-line event, the conference organizers will cover the hotel costs of the participants who present a paper (up to four nights, at the HK Hotel, www.hk-hotels-duesseldorf.de)

Conference website: https://mpp2022.phil.hhu.de/

This conference is partially funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG Research Unit FOR2373 ‘Spoken Morphology’

Mental Lexicon 2020 Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon will be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, from the evening of October 6 to the evening of October 9, 2020 at the lovely Queen’s Landing hotel. The conference brings together psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and computational research on the representation and processing of words in the mind/brain.  We are currently accepting abstract submissions for platform and poster presentations. As in previous years, we anticipate an excellent selection of oral and poster presentations on topics that range from models of the representation and processing of words in the mind and brain to neurolinguistic studies of lexical impairment.

The conference will include both 15-minute platform presentations and poster sessions on each day. The language of the conference is English. As in previous years, a special journal issue resulting from the conference is planned.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is April 19, 2020 (midnight Eastern Standard Time). Acceptance letters will be e-mailed in late May 2020 following selection by the scientific advisory committee.

Attendees are also invited to our pre- and post-conference events!

Pre-Conference Event: Mobilizing research to address community challenges

When: Tuesday, October 6
This special event will bring together researchers, partners, and community stakeholders to work together to understand community and industry needs related to language and language processing.

Post-conference Event: Tutorials and Workshops: Language in the world — new approaches to data collection, analysis and knowledge translation.

When: Saturday, October 10
The post-conference special Workshop day will highlight the latest developments in methods of language science that enable and augment real-world applications.

We are looking forward to seeing you in the Niagara region in Canada. Niagara-on-the-Lake is 20 kilometers from Niagara Falls, 60 kilometers from Buffalo, New York, and 120 kilometers from Toronto, Canada. It is served by two large airports: Toronto and Buffalo, as well as by Hamilton Airport. It is our hope that the natural beauty and history of this wine-making region and the comfort of the Georgian-style hotel venue will add to your enjoyment of the event.

For more information and to submit an abstract, visit the conference website at: https://mentallexicon.artsrn.ualberta.ca/

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.

Abstract submission has now closed.

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.