April 2019 




Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!Article1


The deadline to submit an abstract for SNL 2019 has been extended to Tuesday, April 23rd.  


You must be a current member  of SNL to submit. The submission fee is $40.00. Multiple submissions per first author are allowed.


To submit an abstract, please Log In to your SNL Account or  Create a New Account. For more information about submitting an abstract, please see Submissions Information


Only in Helsinki:

Article2Temppeliaukio Kirkko (the Rock Church) 


While in Helsinki, plan to visit the amazing Temppeliaukio Kirkko, one of the main attractions of the city. Situated in the heart of Helsinki, Temppeliaukio Kirkko was excavated directly into solid rock. The church hall is covered with a copper-lined dome, supported atop bare rock walls.It features 180 vertical window panes. If you arrive before noon, you can see the light spread from the row of windows surrounding the roof periphery to the altar wall, where an ice-age crevice serves as the altarpiece. Due to its excellent acoustics, the church is a popular venue for classical concerts.



SNL 2019

 August 20-22, 2019   

Helsinki, Finland  



In This Issue




 Job Postings & Announcements


 If you have a job posting, general announcement, conference or workshop posting that you would like to include in the SNL Newsletter, 

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Temppeliaukio Kirkko

The Rock Church in Helsinki 





JobPostingJob Postings and Announcements


University of British Columbia-Vancouver 

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair  


The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications at the full or senior associate professor level, for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in Language Sciences which will begin July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.


We are seeking applicants with international research reputations who are committed to interdisciplinary research in the language sciences, and who would welcome the opportunity to assume a leadership role in the university wide Language Sciences initiative (languagesciences.ubc.ca). We are looking for outstanding candidates in any area of psychology that encompasses language sciences, but preference will be given to those candidates who take a developmental approach.  Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, language development, speech processing, the neurobiology of language, the genetics of language, computational approaches to language processing, bilingualism, etc.  Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department (psych.ubc.ca/people). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service. This individual will also serve as a co-director of the UBC Language Sciences Initiative.


The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further the institution's strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier I nominees must: be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields; be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields; have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline); propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality; and, as chair holders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers. Nominees for Tier I positions must be full professors (or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination). Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca and http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.


The UBC Department of Psychology is an outstanding  department with numerous research and teaching strengths. It is located in the Faculty of Arts, which includes many departments regarded as leaders in Canada. Psychology at UBC is ranked in the top 10 Psychology Departments in the world.  For information about the Department, visit: https://psych.ubc.ca .

UBC-Vancouver's Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.


Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/33064.  Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of leadership accomplishments, 3 publications, and a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.


Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will first be appointed at the appropriate level (Full or Associate Professor) and will then work with us on the application for the Canada Research Chair.


In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate's record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. We encourage individuals from all four groups designated by the CRC program (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities) to apply. For contact information regarding UBC's accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility: https://students.ubc.ca/about-student-services/centre-for-accessibility.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 



Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology Group

Postdoctoral Fellow Position 


Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellow position bridging cognitive neuroscience, phonology, and language processing. This position is supported by an NIDCD R01 awarded to Dr. David Gow (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr. Seppo Ahlfors (Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging).  


The postdoctoral scholar will be stationed in Cambridge near the MIT campus, and will image at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Charlestown, MA. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral candidate with neuroscience experience (ideally MEG) and strong coding skills who will play a key role in a project that uses neural decoding and effective connectivity analyses developed in our lab to study phonological constraints on spoken language perception.  These analyses are performed on MR-constrained sourcespace reconstructions of simultaneous MEG/EEG data collected during spoken language perception tasks.  


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics, or a related field, or have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Experience with sourcespace analyses of electrophysiological data is strongly preferred. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to design and coordinate experiments using our methods, present data at national and international conferences, and write manuscripts. Extensive mentorship is available for these activities to help prepare for an independent research career. The postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to interact with vibrant research communities at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and MIT.  


The initial appointment will be for one year, with potential extensions for 1-2 additional years. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Salary and benefits are based on NIH guidelines, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  


Interested candidates must submit a current CV, a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, 2-3 recent publications, and the names and contact information for three references.  


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To submit an application or request  more information about this position, please contact Dr. David Gow at  gow@helix.mgh.harvard.edu or 617-726-6143.



Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine   

Assistant or Associate Professor   


Employer: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

Location: Chicago, Illinois  



The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seek a full-time tenure-track Investigator at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The research will take place at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center.


The CNADC contains an NIH-funded Alzheimer's Disease Center. Extensively characterized patients and controls of the Alzheimer's Disease Center will be available for the candidate's research. In addition to multimodal neuroimaging (e.g., structural and functional MRI, diffusion imaging, and PET), electrophysiological brain mapping capabilities will also be available.


Translational research related to novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches will be encouraged. Depending on the research areas of the successful candidate, the CNADC brain bank will enable investigations on the postmortem correlates of in vivo cognitive and structural disease markers.


Qualified candidates will be expected to establish an independent laboratory synergistic with existing CNADC programs on cognition and imaging in dementia. Successful candidates may also have a background in computer science, bioinformatics, and advanced statistics.


The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.


When applying, please upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.


Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page. Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).


Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the "Submit" button. Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.




University of South Carolina     

Postdoctoral Fellow 


Postdoctoral Fellow: Cognitive Neuroscience of Semantics. A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rutvik Desai at the University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology. The lab focuses on cognitive neuroscience of language, semantic memory, and embodiment of concepts using fMRI, TMS, patient studies, lesion-symptom mapping, and computational modeling. Excellent facilities for fMRI, TMS, tDCS, and eye tracking are available. The Fellow will have an exciting opportunity to pursue collaborative and self-directed projects at the Institute for Mind and Brain (http://mindandbrain.sc.edu/).


Candidates with a PhD in any of the cognitive sciences (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science) are welcome to apply. A research background in cognitive neuroscience/cognitive science, relevant to semantics or language, is required. Expertise with fMRI and MVPA is highly desirable. Experience in one or more of TMS, tDCS, lesion-symptom mapping, behavioral testing or imaging of patient populations, connectionist modeling, or machine learning is also a positive, along with skills in relevant software packages and programming/scripting. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications should include a CV, brief statement of research interests, relevant publications, and names of three referees (who will be asked for a reference letter if necessary; actual letters are not required initially). Starting date around May 2019 is desirable, but is somewhat flexible. Applications should be sent to rutvik@sc.edu and will be assessed as they arrive.


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.



Vanderbilt University  

Postdoctoral Position 


A postdoctoral position is available in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Stephen M. Wilson, Ph.D.) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.


The successful applicant will play a key role on NIH-funded research projects investigating the functional reorganization of language processing in individuals with post-stroke aphasia.


A Ph.D. is required in a relevant field, such as Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting neuroimaging studies related to speech or language. A record of research productivity is highly desirable. Programming skills are also desirable.


Research in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory is focused on investigating the neural basis of language function, understanding how language breaks down in patients with different kinds of aphasia, and identifying patterns of neuroplasticity that can support recovery over time. Our approach combines multimodal neuroimaging with quantitative assessments of language function. Our work is supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).


Vanderbilt University provides an excellent environment for our research program. The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (director: John Gore, Ph.D.) is a state-of-the-art facility with two 3T scanners and one 7T scanner, and there are numerous investigators at Vanderbilt carrying out innovative cognitive neuroscience research. The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences offers top-ranked graduate education in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and provides clinical care to thousands of individuals with communication disorders. We work closely with colleagues at the  Vanderbilt Stroke Center (director: Howard Kirshner, M.D.), which sees over a thousand patients each year, and the Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (director: Michael de Riesthal, CCC-SLP, Ph.D.). The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with an outstanding group of scientists and clinicians, and to build an independent research program.


Nashville is often rated one of the best places  to live and work in the USA, thanks to its vibrant economy, reasonable cost of living, educational opportunities, friendliness, diversity, and renowned live music scene.


Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will be consistent with NIH NRSA stipends. The start date is flexible, and the position is open until filled.


To apply, please send a letter of interest, a CV, up to three representative publications, and contact information for two references, to Stephen M. Wilson <stephen.m.wilson@vanderbilt.edu>.



Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)

Master in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language  


The Master's program aims to provide specialized, comprehensive and rigorous training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The Master's program includes core courses (theoretical and methodological), advanced elective courses, and a research-based project at the end of the program. Students learn from the world-class scientists at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language.


The Master's program is aimed at university graduates with various degrees who are interested in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, including previous training in psychology or linguistics, as well as language-oriented training in cognitive science, computer science, or mathematics. The duration of the program is one academic year with 60 ECTS credits. Students will develop research skills through the mentorship of experts and by completing a Master's Research Project at the end of the program. The language of instruction is English. Selecting the appropriate Masters program is the best way to start a successful research career, and in fact, several of our current PhD students began their research careers in our Master's program.


In the 8 years that we have been running our Master's program, graduates have gone on to PhD programs in places such as New York University, the Donders Center at Radboud University, UC San Diego, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Michigan State University, the University of Bielefeld, and our own PhD program at BCBL.


For more information about the master's program, visit https://www.bcbl.eu/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language/

For more information about the BCBL, visit www.bcbl.eu


Application Process

Details of application requirements can be found at: https://www.bcbl.eu/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language/


Application Periods


  • Notification of the Master's admissions board's decision: MARCH 25.
  • Admitted students should confirm their intention to participate in the program by APRIL 15.
  • Pre-enrollment must be submitted ONLINE along with the confirmation of participation.


  • Application sent by mail to mastercnl@bcbl.eu by APRIL 30. Rolling admissions until JUNE 30 the latest. If slots are filled before, no more admissions will be accepted.
  • Notification of the Master's admissions board's decision: Applications received by APRIL 30 will receive notification by MAY 31.
  • Admitted students should confirm their intention to participate within two weeks of being accepted into the program.
  • Pre-enrollment must be submitted  ONLINE along with the confirmation of participation.



Administration team

Master CNL Management Team



Conferences, Programs, and Calls


AMLaP 2019 

September 6 - 8, 2019


AMLaP 2019 will take place in Moscow, Russia 6-8 September! 

Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2019

Please find submission instructions and link at https://neuro.hse.ru/amlap2019 


AMLaP is an international conference, which has established itself as the premier international forum for interdisciplinary research into how people process language. AMLaP 2019 aims to bring together researchers using experimental, neuroimaging, computational, and theoretical perspectives on the cognitive architectures and neural mechanisms underlying language use and communication. We welcome theoretical and empirical reports on all aspects of word and sentence production and comprehension, discourse level mechanisms, bilingualism, and beyond.


Keynote Speakers:  

Evelina Fedorenko, MIT, USA

Antje Meyer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands

Christoph Scheepers, University of Glasgow, UK

Yury Shtyrov, Aarhus University, Denmark

Linda Wheeldon, University of Agder, Norway


Satellite Symposia:

In addition to the main program, this year's AMLAP will host two satellite symposia:


4 September "Typical and atypical language development"

5 September "Bilingualism and cognition"


You can find information about the symposia including the programmes, invited speakers, and submission details on the main conference website (https://neuro.hse.ru/amlap2019).

Follow us on Facebook: @AMLAP2019


We are looking forward to seeing you in Moscow in September!



Brainhack Donostia 

May 5 - 8, 2019


At the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), we are organizing the second edition of Brainhack Donostia (https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu), an event focused on neuroscience and the promotion of open-source resources in an accessible way across disciplines and experience levels. 

This edition will take place on May 5th-8th 2019 at BCBL, where two invited speakers and other scientists from BCBL will give talks and develop hands-on tutorials on data handling from several neuroimaging techniques. In particular, we will cover three techniques: Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (DWI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). To know more about it, you can check the schedule here: https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu/sites/timeline.html  


We are also going to host a hackathon in parallel, in which the attendants can propose, and collaborate on, neuroimaging-related projects (e.g., data acquisition, visualization, etc.). Check the project page for more info: https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu/sites/projects.html 

We encourage you to come and enjoy such an experience with us! Feel free to register here: https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu/sites/register.html 

For any inquiries, please email us at info.bhg-donostia@bcbl.eu


Looking forward to meet you in May!


BrainHack Donostia Organising Team 



Conference on Multilingualism 2019 (COM2019)  

September 1 - 3, 2019
Call for Abstracts (Reminder)


Dear fellow researchers, 


We would like to remind you that the deadline for COM2019 is 1st of May 2019.


COM2019 will be hosted by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) at Leiden University (The Netherlands) from September 1st until September 3rd 2019. The conference explores all aspects of multilingualism in the fields of linguistics, psychology, neurology, sociology, and educational sciences. The call for oral and poster presentations is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is May 1st, 2019. Please fill out the abstract submission form.


Our Keynote speakers:


Ludovica Serratrice (University of Reading, United Kingdom)

Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Theo Marinis (University of Konstanz, Germany)

Kristin Lemhöfer (Radboud University, The Netherlands)


Further details on the conference and abstract submission can be found here:


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Leiden in September!


Scientific Committee

Rob Hartsuiker
Guillaume Thierry
Merel Keijzer
Manolo Carreiras
Cheryl Frenck-Mestre
Ludovica Serratrice
Niels O. Schiller


Organising Committee

Sarah von Grebmer zu Wolfsthurn
Margot Starkenburg
Anneloes van Iwaarden
Niels O. Schiller  



20th Science of Aphasia Conference 

September 23 - 26, 2019


The 20th International Science of Aphasia Conference will take place on September 23-26, 2019 in Rome, Italy. The main theme of the conference will be "The temporal lobe revisited: Functional and neural updates". 


Current neuroimaging, neurophysiological, and behavioral investigations provide increasingly detailed insights into the functional neuroanatomy of the temporal lobe.  


Studies in cognitively intact and brain-damaged populations converge in considering the left temporal lobe as critical for the recognition and processing of auditory inputs; for the recognition, comprehension and retrieval of spoken and written words; for sentence comprehension; and for verbal memory skills.


The role of the left temporal lobe in the neural networks involved in language and language-related skills will be discussed by cognitive neuroscientists from the perspective of neuroanatomy, neurology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging and neurolinguistics. During the conference, oral communications and posters will allow discussing additional aspects of the neurofunctional organization of language.


Conference details can be found at: https://www.cimec.unitn.it/en/820/science-of-aphasia



Third International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning 

June 27 - 29, 2019


Dear Researcher,


The Third International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning will take place in San Sebastian (Spain), June 27-29, 2019.


The conference explores statistical learning and its underlying mechanisms, from behaviour to neuroscience, in various domains. 


Our keynote speakers: Jay McClleland, Lori Holt, Simon Kirby, Daphne Shohami

Theme speakers:         Scott Johnson, Amy Finn, Maryellen MacDonald

Panel discussion:        Richard Aslin


Further details can be found on the conference site: https://www.bcbl.eu/events/statistical-learning/en     


Looking forward to seeing you in San Sebastian!


Manuel Carreiras, Ram Frost, Blair Armstrong, Morten Christiansen, and Louisa Bogaerts.



2019 International Conference on "Movement and Cognition" 

July 22 - 24, 2019


You are welcome to join us at in the 2019 International Conference on "Movement and Cognition" which will take place between the 22-24 July 2019 at the Tel-Aviv University, Israel.


You are also invited to submit to the scientific committee an abstract for oral presentation, poster, symposium, or workshop,  if you wish to present your work or research at the conference.


The event addresses the relationship between movement and cognition and the broad topics of the conference include scientific explorations of Cognitive-Movement interaction with applications ranging from Therapeutic Exercise, Ergonomics, Kinesiology, Motor Learning and Behavior to Biomechanics of Movement, Movement Disorders, Rehabilitation of Motor Dysfunction, Neuroscience of Dance, Cognitive Movement Development in infancy and childhood and Aging and Cognitive-Movement Interaction, and more (see on the website).


For more details please check out our conference website at: www.movementis.co.il



International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia  

October 2 - 3, 2019


Dear Researcher,


We're inviting you to the third edition of the International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia in San Sebastián!

iWORDD was created back in 2013 with the aim to bring together researchers interested in understanding the causes and manifestations of developmental dyslexia and attempts to address the theoretical issues faced in this field.

Across two full days (October, 2nd -3rd), the third edition of iWORDD will feature four excellent invited speakers whose theoretical views will cover various issues related to the impact of cross-linguistic variations on the manifestations of reading development and reading disorders. Questions linked to how structural differences among languages modulate reading acquisition and reading disorders will be addressed as well as important timely issues such as multilingualism and second language learning.

iWORDD will therefore offer the research community the opportunity to get a broad overview of the current cross-linguistic theories underlying research in the field, while helping outline future directions in the investigation of developmental dyslexia.

With it limited size, iWORDD will encourage interactions among invited speakers and researchers during the four keynote lectures, invited symposiums, oral as well as poster sessions.

Coupled with the aim of generating new ideas to advance our field from theoretical perspectives, the ultimate goal of iWORDD is to highlight innovative thinking which could play in important role in clinical practice and education. With this in mind, a day devoted to linking theory to practice which will be open to a broader audience will take place after the two days of scientific meeting between researchers (October, 4th).

Speakers iWORDD 3

Charles Perfetti
Johannes Ziegler
Ludo Verhoeven
Karin Landerl

For further information please visit https://www.bcbl.eu/events/iwordd2019/en/.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Abstract deadline: April 28th, 2019

Abstracts acceptance: May 15th, 2019
Early registration deadline: June 16th, 2019

Research Perspectives: October 2nd - 3th, 2019
From Theory to Practice: October 4th, 2019

Yours sincerely,

Marie Lallier & Manuel Carreiras
BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language



6th Summer Neurolinguistics School in Moscow - 'Experimental Linguistics in Less-Studied Languages'   

July 1 - 3, 2019


This year's topic: Experimental Linguistics in Less-Studied Languages

Dates: 1-3 July 2019
Venue: National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Homepage: https://www.hse.ru/en/neuroling/summer_school_2019/

A large proportion of psycho- and neurolinguistic research has been conducted in several well-studied languages. With this school, we would like to draw attention to evidence from languages that have been under-represented in experimental research so far, including but not limited to: Russian, Bulgarian, Danish, Greenlandic, Norwegian, Tagalog, Arabic, Georgian, Turkish, Indonesian, Thai. These data can provide unique insights on the universal and language-specific mechanisms of language processing.


Confirmed invited speakers:

- Diogo Almeida, New York University Abu Dhabi

- Roelien Bastiaanse, University of Groningen

- Kasper Boye, University of Copenhagen

- Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland

- Irina Sekerina, College of Staten Island - The City University of New York


Registration: to open in March; deadline 25 May 2019.
Abstract submission: to open in March; deadline 1 May 2019. Submissions focusing on this year's topic are particularly encouraged but we also welcome submissions on a broader range of neuro- and psycholinguistic topics.

We look forward to welcoming you in Moscow! Should you have any questions, please e-mail us at neuroling.summer.school@gmail.com.



57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia       

October 27 - 29, 2019


Abstracts should be submitted via Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  

The submissions deadline is May 1, 2019. 


The 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR. The Academy of Aphasia welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical, and historical research from any field that contributes to the study of aphasia, including Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, History, and Computational Modeling.


Our keynote speaker is Dr. Lyndsey Nickels of Macquarie University. Dr. Nickels is Professor of Cognitive Science, member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), and Macquarie University's Director of the international Ph.D. program International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain. She is an internationally-recognized researcher in the cognitive neuropsychology of language, who has carried out landmark work in the neural and cognitive bases of word production and word-production impairments in aphasia. A trained speech-language therapist, Dr. Nickels has made equally important contributions to the aphasia treatment literature, and she has a long-standing commitment to research focused on remediation of language disorders.


Now in its second year, the NIDCD-funded Academy of Aphasia conference grant (R13 DC017375-01) will sponsor student fellows and a of state-of-the-art New Frontiers in Aphasia Research seminar. This year's speaker for the New Frontiers in Aphasia Research seminar is Dr. Alex Fornito of Monash University. Dr. Fornito is Professor of Psychology at Monash University and directs the Brain and Mental Health Lab. His work uses multidisciplinary methods to examine the brain bases of behaviour, including graph-theoretic analyses of both functional and diffusion MRI data. Accepted student fellows will have the opportunity for focused mentoring and training, and both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. Further information, including application forms, is available here.


Submission types and details  

The Academy welcomes submissions of platform and poster presentations as well as proposals for symposia and mini-workshops. Please see below for further information about submission types and details, and contact the Program Committee chair Michael Walsh Dickey (mdickey@pitt.edu) with any questions. All abstracts must be submitted through the 57th Annual Academy of Aphasia website. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2019.


Presentation types. The annual meeting includes both platform and poster sessions.


Platform sessions include:

  • Scientific papers-consisting of original research that has not yet been published.
  • Symposia-consisting of a number of papers focusing on a common theme from researchers representing different laboratories. These papers may report on previously published research.
  • Mini-Workshops-methodologically oriented sessions consisting of a number of papers reporting a unique approach to a timely topic. The authors of these papers may be from a single research group.

Poster sessions include:

  • Scientific papers that can be presented primarily in a visual format.

The Academy considers poster sessions to be as scientifically meritorious as platform sessions. Poster sessions will not conflict with platform sessions.


Guidelines for abstract content. The submitted abstract should provide a concise statement of the problem or hypothesis, procedures and analyses conducted, results obtained, and final conclusion(s) drawn. Abstracts may include a maximum of 500 words (excluding references) as well as one camera-ready figure and one table. As in previous years, submission and publication of Academy of Aphasia will be via Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Proposals must be submitted on-line here.


Symposia and Mini-Workshops. In the case of symposia and mini-workshops, the organizer should submit an abstract summarizing the topic, including the names and affiliations of all the participants, and the titles of the other abstracts. In addition, an abstract should be submitted for each of the individual presentations. Abstracts for those individual presentations will need to indicate the symposium they are affiliated with as part of the submissions process, in the Acknowledgments (see Submission Procedures below for details). To help in the planning of the program, it is recommended that organizers of symposia and mini-workshops contact the chair of the Program Committee by e-mail (mdickey@pitt.edu) about their plans, and to receive feedback on organizational issues.


Authorship of submissions. More than one abstract may be submitted by an individual, but an individual can be listed as first author on only one submission. Both members and non-members of the Academy are encouraged to submit proposals for scientific papers, symposia and mini-workshops. Student papers must be co-authored by a member of the Academy. All submissions will be given equal consideration on the basis of their scientific merit and fitness for the Academy.


Conference participation. The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending. However, meeting space is limited, and Academy of Aphasia members, authors of accepted papers, and the first authors of rejected papers will have preference if space limitations restrict the number of registrants.


For further information on accommodations and travelling to Hong Kong, see Conference Information.


Looking forward to seeing you at the AoA2019 meeting this October!



2019 PolyU CBS Summer School 

July 15 - Aug 9, 2019 


The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS), of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pleased to announce that the 2019 PolyU CBS Summer School will be held in Hong Kong, from Monday, July 15th to Friday, August 9th 2019.

Credit-bearing courses will be offered under two themes: (1) Language and Culture (undergraduate), and (2) Language, Cognition and Neuroscience (postgraduate). These courses will offer you a window into language, brain and culture by considering such questions as: How does language work? How is language instantiated in the brain? How does language reflect our cultural and social identity? How does language shape us as humans? By considering and addressing these questions in our summer school, you will have a clearer understanding of what language is really like.

The summer school program will include invited speakers, workshops and fieldtrips. The courses and talks will be in English.


Undergraduate - Language and Culture (two 3-credit courses)

Fun with language (Dr. Yu Yin Hsu and Dr. Cherie Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Understanding Japan: A Journey into Japanese Culture and Society (Dr. Reijiro Aoyama, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)


Postgraduate - Language, Cognition and Neuroscience (two 3-credit courses)

Advanced Topics in Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics

Prof. Jackson Gandour (Purdue University)

Prof. Evan Kidd (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

Prof. Ping Li (Penn State University)

Prof. Chia-Ying Lee (Academia Sinica)

Prof. Elena Lieven (University of Manchester; ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD))

Prof. Salikoko S. Mufwene (The University of Chicago)

Prof. Ken Pugh (Haskins Laboratories & Yale University)

Prof. Caroline Rowland (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

Prof. Tom Schoenemann (Indiana University)

Prof. Michael Ullman (Georgetown University)

Prof. Feng Wang (Peking University)

Prof. William S-Y. Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Prof. Fan-pei Gloria Yang (National Tsinghua University)


Advanced Topics in Research Methodology for Language Sciences

  1. EEG workshop by Dr. Stephen Politzer-Ahles (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  2. fMRI workshop by Dr. Bolton K. H. Chau and Dr. Bess Y. H. Lam (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  3. Eye-tracker workshop by Prof. Jie-Li Tsai (National Chengchi University)
  4. tDCS workshop by Prof. Dirk Den Ouden (University of South Carolina)

Fieldtrips (Optional)

For details, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/summerschool/programme/field-trip-optional

For further information please visit http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/2019summer-school/index.php or email us at cbs.summer.school@polyu.edu.hk.

We look forward to seeing you at the summer school.
Yours sincerely,
The 2019 LCN Summer School Organizing Committee


The Society for the Neurobiology of Language