Location: ZAS, Schützenstraße 18, 3rd floor, Trajekte-Raum (308)
Date: Sept. 4-5th 2018
Organizers: Katja Münster (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) & John Tomlinson (Leibniz Center for General Linguistics (ZAS))
Both psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics have yielded fundamental insights regarding how language is understood in naturalistic settings. Despite this, the interaction between the two disciplines has been scarce at best. Whereas psycholinguistics has traditionally experimentally examined language comprehension independent of its socially situated environment, sociolinguists has generally ignored cognitive mechanisms that can enrich environmental influences on language use. While recent research has sought to bridge this gap, more experimental work on (computational and / or theoretical) modeling is needed that integrates how socially relevant information becomes integrated into language understanding in real time.
The goal of the current workshop is to encourage more interaction between psycho- and sociolinguistics.
We invite submissions addressing the following questions:
- How is sentence processing affected by socially situated contextual information?
- What is the time course of integration for social cues / socially relevant contextual information?
- How is situated language use mediated by other socially relavant factors?
A further goal is to solicit submissions using a variety of different methodologies, both time course measures (e.g., eye-tracking, EEG, reaction times) as well as data sets addressing variation in larger populations (i.e. different types corpora from spoken interactions, hypertext, social networks, etc.).
Laura Staum Cassasanto (U Chicago/Cornell U)
Shiri Lev-Ari (Royal Hollaway London)
Stephanie Jannedy (ZAS Berlin)
Jos van Berkum (Utrecht)
Submissions can be submitted starting on April 1st until May 15th (deadline).
Authors can submit one page for text (12 point font) and one additional page for figures/tables/references to the following email:
Authors should NOT include their name/affiliation in the text as well as gratuitous self citation. Authors should also specify whether they would prefer to have a poster or talk.