September 2018  




Thank you to Everyone Who Participated in SNL 2018!FirstArticle 


Thank you to all of the presenters, organizers, and attendees who made SNL 2018 in Québec City such a success! The scientific program was outstanding this year, and attendees enjoyed a fun evening of art, food, and entertainment at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Special thanks to Pascale Tremblay, the 2018 Local Organizer who worked tirelessly to ensure that SNL 2018 was an experience to be remembered.


Please stay tuned for the SNL 2018 Survey, which will be emailed to the membership this week. 


We look forward to seeing everyone next August in Helsinki, Finland!     



SNL 2019

 August 20-22, 2019  

Helsinki, Finland 



In This Issue 





Job Postings & Announcements


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JobPostingsJob Postings and Announcements


University of Texas at Austin   

Associate/Full Professor  


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an individual to fill a full-time faculty position in the neuroscience of communication beginning in January 2019. A joint appointment with the UT Dell Medical School/Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences will be considered for candidates with appropriate credentials and experience. Candidates with established research programs and experience in the neurobiology of communication are preferred, with the potential to complement and build programmatically on active research in the Department's Brain and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory (BBSL). The multiple-PI BBSL aims to foster basic science as well as clinical and translational research in the neuroscience of communication and communication disorders. The BBSL houses state-of-the-art, versatile neuroimaging technologies, including an in-house EEG system and mock MRI scanner, as well as behavioral testing suites with video and audio monitoring, and facilities for computing/conferencing. BBSL investigators are also engaged in research employing MRI/fMRI and ECoG at UT Austin and with outside clinical collaborators. Existing research includes active collaborations with the Department of Psychology, the Department of Neurology at Dell Medical School, and the Institute for Neuroscience at UT Austin.


All current and emerging areas in the cognitive neuroscience of communication will be considered, including neural mechanisms supporting perceptual, motor, and cognitive-linguistic aspects of communication, with potential research methodologies encompassing structural and functional neuroimaging, invasive or noninvasive electrophysiology, genetics, cellular and molecular neurobiology, and computational modeling.


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following professional qualifications:

  • Evidence of collaborative engagement and successful partnerships in neuroscience research and education
  • Evidence of research and scholarship productivity and a strong record of success in extramural funding
  • Experience with undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral teaching and training

This is a 9-month tenure-track position at the Associate/Full Professor Level. Summer teaching associated with this 9-month position is available, but not guaranteed. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is CAA accredited and offers BS, MA, AuD and PhD degrees.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and names of three references. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one before applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email [email protected] or call (877) 997-8807.  The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2018, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Link to the posting to apply: . (Use the "Apply Now" button.)


Contact Maya Henry, [email protected] (512-471-7720) or

Craig Champlin, [email protected] (512-471-6345), Search Committee Chairs, if you have questions about the position.


The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can contribute to achieving these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit


The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 



Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab, University of Texas at Austin   

Post-doctoral Positions 


The Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab at the University of Texas, Austin (PI: Maya Henry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP) is seeking an individual to fill a full-time postdoctoral research position. NIH-funded research in the lab is directed at improving our understanding of how the brain supports speech and language processes; how the cognitive processes and neural structures involved in communication are affected by neurodegeneration; and how targeted treatment programs may ameliorate communication impairments caused by neurodegenerative disease. The lab utilizes current approaches in cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, and cognitive-linguistic rehabilitation to address these issues.


Responsibilities may be tailored to the interests and experience of the candidate, including some/all of the following:

-Participant screening, assessment, and/or treatment for studies examining the nature and management of progressive aphasia and related disorders

-Neuroimaging (EEG, structural/functional MRI, DTI) and behavioral data collection and analysis

-Generation of presentations and manuscripts from research findings


Requirements for the positions include: a doctoral degree in speech-language pathology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or related field; strong written and spoken language skills; a publication and/or clinical record that reflects experience with cognitive neuroscience, neurorehabilitation, neurogenic communication disorders, or related areas.


Preferred start date is Fall, 2018, but alternative dates will be considered. If interested, please send a cover letter and CV with references to: Dr. Maya Henry ([email protected]).



Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab  

Post-doctoral Positions 


Genetics and EEG approaches to rhythm and language


The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab announces new postdoctoral positions under the supervision of Reyna Gordon, PhD. These postdoctoral fellows will develop and carry out grant-funded studies using genetic, behavioral, and cognitive neuroscience methods to study the relationship between rhythm and individual differences in language. The Lab is a highly interdisciplinary environment that engages trainees from a wide range of Vanderbilt degree programs and maintains collaborations with a network of researchers across Vanderbilt units and with other national and international sites. Training opportunities will be individualized to each fellow's career goals, drawing from an array of methodologies from music cognition, child language development, communication disorders, EEG, and human genetics/genomics. We expect to recruit at least one postdoc with prior experience with GWAS and related genomic methodologies (for projects that will be co-supervised with Vanderbilt Genetics Institute faculty), and one postdoc experienced in high-dimensional neural data. All candidates for the EEG and genetics positions must have strong programming/computational skills and an interest in working in a fast-paced biomedical research environment. Compensation will be in accordance NIH scale; initial appointments will be made for one year, with potential to renew for up to 3 years. 


Our collaborative relationships on campus include partnerships with the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. Vanderbilt offers exemplary career development for young scientists through the BRET office and other institutional resources, as well as within the lab. Nashville (Music City, USA) is a vibrant cultural and intellectual hub. We are a diverse lab and especially welcome applications from all individuals, including those from underrepresented groups in science; VUMC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


Candidates should send a CV, cover letter, references, and publication reprints to Dr. Reyna Gordon [email protected]. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Language development focused position: Rhythm in children with typical and disordered language development


The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab announces a new postdoctoral fellow position to develop and carry out grant-funded studies using behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods to study rhythm in children with language impairment and their typically developing peers. The Lab is a highly interdisciplinary environment that engages trainees from a wide range of Vanderbilt degree programs and maintains collaborations with a network of researchers across Vanderbilt units and with other national and international sites. Training opportunities will be individualized to each fellow's career goals, drawing from an array of methodologies from music cognition, EEG, child language development, computational approaches, communication disorders, and human genetics/genomics. This position requires prior experience working with children in a research setting; applicants with prior experience with developmental language disorder research are preferred. Compensation will be in accordance NIH scale; initial appointments will be made for one year, with potential to renew for up to 3 years. 


Our collaborative relationships on campus include partnerships with the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. Vanderbilt offers exemplary career development for young scientists through the BRET office and other institutional resources, as well as within the lab. Nashville (Music City, USA) is a vibrant cultural and intellectual hub. We are a diverse lab and especially welcome applications from all individuals, including those from underrepresented groups in science; VUMC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


Candidates should send a CV, cover letter, references, and publication reprints to Dr. Reyna Gordon [email protected]. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.



Cornell University  

Assistant Professor   


The Department of Linguistics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019. The Department is seeking candidates with a strong research record in experimental linguistics, including psycholinguistics and/or neurolinguistics. A research program which incorporates computational modeling and uses empirical methodologies to address theoretical questions is highly desired. Candidates will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their area of specialization, as well as a course in at least one of the core subfields of linguistics.

The Department has a lively undergraduate major and a vibrant Ph.D. program which trains students in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and computational linguistics. More information can be found at

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Linguistics or closely related field must be completed by August 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application details: Candidates must apply through Academic Jobs Online

( Applications for the position should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three research papers, teaching evaluations if available, and 3-5 confidential letters of recommendation. To assure fullest consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2018.

For more information, contact Sam Tilsen at [email protected].

The Department of Linguistics, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities and genders. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Members of all underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.



Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London 

Two Post-doctoral Positions 


Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK

2 post-doc positions available now

Applications are invited for two experienced and enthusiastic cognitive neuroscientists with strong computational skills to work on a project that aims to understand the neural basis of cognitive and spoken language change following brain damage. The project utilizes structural and functional MRI neuroimaging along with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and neuropsychological data-sets from post-stroke aphasic subjects. This project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship awarded to Professor Jenny Crinion until Jan 2021.


The applicants will join the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience as members of the Neurotherapeutics group, an inter-disciplinary team led by Professors Jenny Crinion and Alex Leff. Data collection of the current experimental series is aiming to be completed by the end of September 2018 so the post holders primary role will be data analysis and publication of results. Imaging is conducted at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL which is an interdisciplinary centre for neuroimaging excellence. We currently use a variety of analysis methods on fMRI data-sets, such as Dynamic Causal Modelling (DCM).


Applicants must have, or shortly expect to obtain, a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or a related discipline. They are expected to have an interest in the neurobiology of cognitive functions, advanced statistical skills, and excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB) skills. Experience of fMRI analyses is essential, and using DCM is highly desirable. Experience with sMRI analyses, tDCS, working with patients are also highly desirable skills. Relevant post-doctoral experience is an advantage. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English.


Conditions of employment

  • The proposed starting date is 1 October 2018 although the start date is negotiable.
  • Full-time position (39 hours per week) with a term of appointment of 1 year in the first instance, up to 2 years.
  • The salary is according to the UK Grade 7 (Starting salary: £34,635 - £41,864 per annum).
  • All research staff have access to state-of-the art research and training facilities and a generous conference and travel budget. 

For informal scientific inquiries please get in touch with Jenny Crinion: [email protected]


Applications should include in a single pdf file:

  1. a two-page statement of interest
  2. a CV
  3. a list of publications
  4. Names, email addresses and contact numbers of three referees

For more information, and to apply online for these vacancies, please go to


Applications will close on September 28, 2018.



University of South Carolina 

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, eye tracking, and EEG are available. The Fellow will have an exciting opportunity to pursue collaborative and self-directed projects at the Institute for Mind and Brain (


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 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, MVPA 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 October 1 is desirable, but is somewhat flexible. Applications should be sent to [email protected] 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.



Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI)  

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience, Translational Neuroscience, and Neurorehabilitation 


Three-year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for postdoctoral research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required for NIH-supported fellowships. MRRI may sponsor one additional fellowship open to applicants who do not meet the NIH citizenship/residency requirements.


Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using approaches that employ behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiological, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science, and/or human neuroscience. We seek researchers who wish to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of behavioral and brain deficits in adult neurological patients, and/or who wish to use research with patients and neurotypical adults to understand brain-behavior relationships. We also welcome applications from individuals with clinical rehabilitation backgrounds seeking to increase their depth in the basic science underpinnings of assessment and treatment. Applicants must have a track record in research and an interest in developing an independent research career.

Additional Information can be found at:



Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware

Post-Doctoral Fellow   


The University of Delaware invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellowship within the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science in the area of language acquisition and neurolinguistics. The position has a starting date of February 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018; the search will remain open until the position is filled.


The position is 50% research and 50% teaching. The successful candidate will join the Language Acquisition and Brain Lab (PI: Dr. Zhenghan Qi: The post-doctoral fellow will work with graduate and undergraduate students in the lab to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying language learning and language development. Teaching duties will be two courses per semester. In Spring 2019, the courses will be an upper-level undergraduate course on First Language Development and a graduate-level seminar in the candidate's research area. Courses in subsequent semesters will depend on the needs of the Department and the specific expertise of the candidate. Salary is competitive and is set by UD rules depending on level of training. Initial appointment is for two years, with possible renewal by mutual agreement between the postdoctoral fellow and the Department.


Candidates must have a PhD in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, communication sciences and disorders, or a related field. Candidates with expertise in child language development and/or bilingualism are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who use eye-tracking and cognitive neuroscience methods (EEG & fMRI).


Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of career goals, statement of research that indicates collaboration with their faculty mentor, CV, contact information of three references, sample publications, and graduate transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted) through the University of Delaware Jobs website ( Job ID: 105755.


The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values.  In that spirit, we seek a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities and people with disabilities.  The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women STEM faculty. For more information go to The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at



University of Cambridge 

EEG/MEG Research Associate


Developmental Dyslexia and Remediating Oscillatory Rhythmic Entrainment


Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate to lead the EEG and MEG components of a five-year longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and phonological processing in children with dyslexia. The position is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as

possible thereafter.

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2018


Applicants should ideally have a PhD in psychology, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics or related disciplines, and experience of designing, administering and analysing EEG and MEG experiments.


Expertise in oscillatory paradigms and time-frequency analyses would be an advantage, along with a working knowledge of the role of amplitude envelopes in speech processing.


Applicants require excellent mathematical, programming and technical skills (e.g. Matlab). Applicants will require the capacity to work independently running the planned EEG and MEG studies and analysing data.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2023 in the first instance.


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.


To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:


This will take you to the role on the University's Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Professor Usha Goswami ([email protected])


Please note the closing date for applications is 17 September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.


Please quote reference PJ16426 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Conferences, Programs, and Calls


The Fifth Learning and Plasticity Meeting, Äkäslompolo, Finland  

April 7-10, 2019    

  • A cross-disciplinary meeting that connects psychological and neuroscience research on the mechanisms of learning and brain plasticity
  • The special theme of the LaP 2019 meeting is Music: Neurocognition and Therapeutic Applications. However, most of the program will consist of free papers reflecting the broad spectrum of learning and plasticity research
  • The LaP 2019 keynote speaker is Professor Robert Zatorre, PhD (McGill University - Montreal Neurological Institute)
  • Informal atmosphere and small size (maximum 100 participants) helps to connect participants and promotes discussion
  • Excellent possibilities for winter sports and other outdoors activities
  • Despite of its location way above the Polar Circle, the congress site is easy to reach by flight or by train

For further information, see the congress website at


Hope to see you at the Heart of Finnish Lapland in Spring 2019!


The LaP Scientific Committee,

Matti Laine, Åbo Akademi University, Finland (Chair) Lars Bäckman, Karolinska Institute, Sweden Susanne Jaeggi, University of California at Irvine, USA Hasse Karlsson, University of Turku, Finland Minna Lehtonen, University of Oslo, Norway Marcus Meinzer, University of Queensland, Australia Lars Nyberg, Umeå University, Sweden



Call for Abstracts 

Neuroscience of Language in Abu Dhabi 2019 (NEUROLANG-AD 2019) #neurolangAD2019

April 22 - 23 2019   NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates    


Email: [email protected]
Abstract submission deadline: Nov 10 2018
Invited speakers:

  • Jeffrey Binder (Medical College of Wisconsin) > Karen Emmorey (San Diego State University)
  • Victor Ferreira (University of California, San Diego)
  • David Poeppel (New York University and Max Planck Frankfurt/Main)
  • Nuria Sebastian Galles (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Mina Teicher (Bar-Ilan University)

The NYU Neuroscience of Language Lab (NeLLab), New York University Abu Dhabi, and the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute are pleased to sponsor to an international meeting on the latest advances in the neuroscience of language (including behavioral experiments relevant to neural mechanisms), especially aimed at insights stemming from interdisciplinary research, such as work bridging linguistics and neuroscience, and from the study of languages that are currently underrepresented neurobiological research on language.

Abstracts are solicited for 30 minute talks and posters.

Abstract deadline: November 10 2018 (midnight GMT)
Abstract notifications: Mid December

Abstracts for talks and/or posters should be no more than one (A4) page plus one additional page for figures, tables, and references and should be submitted electronically to [email protected]. Please use 2.54 cm/1 inch margins and a Times font face. Limited financial support may be available for selected student presenters.

Conference website:

We hope to see you in Abu Dhabi in April 2019!

- Liina Pylkkänen and Alec Marantz 



7th Nordic Aphasia Conference

Turku, Finland, 13-15 June 2019 


We are pleased to inform you that the 7th Nordic Aphasia Conference will be held in Turku, Finland on 13-15 June 2019!


The overarching theme of the conference is Current Challenges in Aphasia Therapy. We are currently constructing the programme and are proud to announce our confirmed speakers:


Multilingualism and aphasia:

Prof. Jubin Abutalebi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University); Dr. Monica I. Norvik Knoph (University of Oslo);


Technology-mediated aphasia therapy:

Dr. Annie Hill (University of Queensland); Prof. Ulla Konnerup (Aalborg University); Prof. Matti Lehtihalmes (University of Oulu); Johanna Naamanka (Coronaria, Finland)


Important dates:

Conference dates: 13-15 June 2019

Abstract submission (scientific and clinical): 1 December 2018 - 15 January 2019 Registration open: 1 January - 15 May 2019


Please visit the conference website for more information and follow us on Facebook for updates!


If you have any enquiries, please contact us at [email protected].



Workshop "Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives on Non-compositional Meaning in Phrases"   

November 29 - 30  


It is a pleasure to invite you and your colleagues to the workshop "Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives on Non-compositional Meaning in Phrases." This workshop is organized by the SFB 833 and associates at the University of Tübingen and will take place in Tübingen, Germany from November to 30th, 2018.

For detailed information, go to:


The traditional view on the construction of phrasal meaning is compositional (i.e., the meaning of individual words is combined into phrasal meaning). For a considerable part of language, however, meaning cannot be directly derived via meaning composition of the individual constituent words of a phrase. Examples of such non-compositional phrases are idioms (e.g., to be on cloud nine), metaphors, (e.g., a blossoming mind), phrasal verbs (e.g. dig into something), prepositional phrases (e.g., on the other hand), adjective-noun phrases (e.g., black coffee), and compounds (e.g., pineapple). While such examples of non-compositional language are ubiquitous in language use, there is not yet consensus on how these phrases should be represented in psycholinguistic and computational models of processing. It is precisely this non-compositionality that raises important questions for models of meaning, such as:

  • How are such phrases represented and comprehended, and to what extent do the individual constituents contribute to phrasal meaning?
  • How is meaning constitution impacted by language development (i.e., first and second language acquisition)?
  • How does context impact access to non-compositional meaning?

Both computational and psycholinguistic approaches attempt to help us better model the bridge between form and meaning, and this workshop provides a platform for resolving interdisciplinary differences and encouraging cross-talk between junior and senior researchers. Particularly, we aim to ask how psycholinguistic modeling of non-compositional meaning can inform computational linguistic models and vice versa.


Inbal Arnon, Hebew University of Jerusalem
Johan Bos, University of Groningen
Cristina Cacciari, University of Modena
Gareth Carrol, University of Birmingham
Aurelie Herbelot, University of Trento


For this workshop, we invite submissions for presentation including but not limited to:

  • Processing and representation of non-compositional, conventionalized, or figurative meaning
  • Idioms, conventional metaphors, phrasal verbs, adjective-noun phrases, prepositional phrases, compound nouns, etc.
  • Cross-linguistic perspectives on collocations and other non-compositional expressions
  • Acquisition of phrasal meaning (L1 and L2)
  • The impact of context on processing non-compositional meaning
  • Challenges of non-compositionality for computational modeling of meaning, including logic-based and distributional aspects of meanings
  • Data-driven methods for identifying non-compositional phrases and for distinguishing between compositional and non-compositional meanings
  • The intersection of psycholinguistic and computational perspectives on non-compositional meaning

Abstracts should be no longer than two (2) A4 pages, single-spaced, 12-point font, including key references and tables/figures. Submissions should be anonymous, and authors can identify themselves in the submission form. Submissions will be selected for either a 20-minute talk or a poster presentation. 


Please submit abstracts in .pdf form by June 17th, 2018 to:

Notifications will be sent out by mid-July. If accepted, there is no registration fee for this workshop. Coffee breaks, a conference dinner, and a poster lunch will also be provided. There will also be an award for the best student talk and/or poster.


Sara Beck (Project B9, SFB 833)
Patricia Fischer (Project A3, SFB 833)
Ruth Keßler (Project B9, SFB 833)
Yana Strakatova (MoKo, Department of Linguistics)

Claudia Friedrich, Chair of Developmental Psychology
Erhard W. Hinrichs, Chair of General and Computational Linguistics
Andrea Weber, Chair of Psycholinguistics and Applied Language Studies


Ruth Keßler: [email protected]



WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness  

October 18 - 20, 2018 

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language ( is pleased to announce WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness to be held in San Sebastián, Spain, from Thursday, October 18th to Saturday, October 20th 2018. Abstract submission is now open until 15th May, 2018. And registration will be availabe from 5th of March onwards.

This workshop aims to bring together experts and researchers on the neurocognition of language in deaf individuals and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between scientists and stakeholders. The topics of the workshop include language processing and development in the context of deafness, and will cover sign language and spoken language in oral and written form.

The workshop program will include invited speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions. The workshop language is English; International Sign interpretation will be provided if required.

Keynote speakers
David Corina - University of California, Davis, USA.
Karen Emmorey - University of California, San Diego, USA.
Mairéad MacSweeney - University College London, United Kingdom
Anu Sharma - University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
Bencie Woll - University College London, United Kingdom.
Christine Yoshinago-Itano - University of Colorado Boulder, USA.

For further information please visit

The scientific part of the workshop (18th-19th October) will be followed by a one-day event on Saturday, 20th October to provide a meeting space for researchers and stakeholders, including deaf individuals, educators, practitioners, and parents. For more information about this event please visit

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
Yours sincerely,
The Organizing Committee
Manuel Carreiras, Brendan Costello & Marcel Giezen 



Academy of Aphasia 56th Annual Meeting

October 21 - 23, 2018  


The 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held at the Hotel Place D'Armes in Montreal, Canada. 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.


We are pleased to announce that complete conference information is available on our website, and conference registration is now open!  We are also happy to announce exciting news regarding our expanded, NIDCD-supported mentoring program, which you can read about here.


Deadlines: Early Registration for the conference: Sept. 15th. Hotel rooms at the conference hotel, Sept. 15th. Applying for travel funds and activities for the mentoring program: September 1st.


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.


Program availability.
A short version of the program (without abstracts) will be distributed at the conference with other registration materials. Accepted abstracts will be published online in Frontier-Psychology in Language Science. Abstracts will be available in early fall for download from Frontiers.


Program Committee:

Brenda Rapp (Chair)

Yasmeen Faroqi Shah

Michael Dickey

Simon Fischer-Baum

Carlo Semenza

Peter Turkeltaub   



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