Münster Conference Linguistic Representations and Language Processing
Call for Papers
The Graduate School of Empirical and Applied Linguistics (GSEAL) at WWU Münster will be hosting a digital conference on Linguistic Representations and Language Processing (LIRLAP) with a special focus on currently used methods and approaches. Our 3-day conference will take place on March, 25-27, 2021 via Zoom. We highly encourage junior/early stage career researchers interested in psycholinguistics, language acquisition and cognitive linguistics to submit their contributions.
We are delighted to announce that the following distinguished speakers have agreed to give a keynote presentation at our digital conference:
- Professor Dr. Bettina Braun, University of Konstanz
- Dr. Stefanie Jannedy, Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS)
- Professor Dr. Katharina Spalek, Humboldt-University Berlin
- Professor Dr. Sarah Schimke, TU Dortmund University
Abstract submission information:
Abstracts for 20-minute presentations should be submitted as PDF-Files via EasyChair and should not exceed 400 words. Additional information, e.g. references, examples, figures and tables may be provided on an additional page and will not be included to the abstract word count. Make sure your name and affiliation are not included in your abstract PDF-document. You can submit your abstract until February 15th at the following link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=lirlap2021 [en]. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out February 19, 2021.
We invite works aimed at exploring different disciplinary approaches to all areas of cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics. The contributions should provide insights into how the chosen linguistic phenomenon is represented in the mental lexicon and/or how it is being processed or retrieved during speech production and comprehension. We are also interested in your contributions on how specific linguistic categories evolve during the process of L1 and Ln acquisition and language learning, including the research questions related to language processing in multilingual speakers. Our particular interest is methods currently used (or newly introduced) for studying cognitive processes at different levels of language, from phonological representations to discourse structures. Therefore we welcome contributions focusing on the development of stimuli, useful tools and software in research, as well as best practice examples in interdisciplinary studies. We emphasise that we encourage early career researchers and graduate students to submit their work even if their research project is not in its final stage yet, since the conference’s main focus is on methods and currently used approaches.