[Lingtyp] Call for papers: Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Processing and Learning (X-PPL) 2019

Sebastian Sauppe sauppe.s at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 07:38:17 UTC 2019

In the past few decades, there has been increasing evidence suggesting that the distribution of linguistic features among the world’s languages is influenced by information processing principles of the human mind and brain and that, conversely, cognition may be shaped by the specific linguistic experiences we are exposed to. 

We invite contributions for 20-minute talks on the interface of linguistic diversity and language processing, encompassing production, comprehension, and acquisition. Specifically, we invite contributions presenting new evidence on: 

- whether and how grammars adapt to (cognitive and neurobiological) constraints on processing, learning, and external pressures 
- whether and how the different grammatical properties of linguistic systems might afford the application of different processing and learning strategies. 

We welcome in particular: 

- studies examining production, comprehension, or developmental phenomena in one or more language(s) chosen for differences in their grammatical characteristics 
- experimental studies on under-researched languages providing implications for existing processing and acquisition theories 
- studies providing processing-based or learning-based explanations of language change and typological distributions 


Inbal Arnon (Hebrew University) 
Monique Flecken (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) 
Michael C. Frank (Stanford University) 
David Kemmerer (Purdue University) 

Abstracts should be submitted online as PDFs at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=xppl2019, no later than May 31, 2019, and should not exceed one A4 page (one additional page for references and figures is allowed). 


Sebastian Sauppe 
Balthasar Bickel 
Sabine Stoll 

Program Committee: 

Balthasar Bickel 
Nicholas Lester 
Martin Meyer 
Sebastian Sauppe 
Sabine Stoll 

X-PPL 2019 will be held at the University of Zurich, November 4-5 2019. 

All questions about submissions should be emailed to x-pplivs.uzh.ch.

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