A Workshop at NAACL-HLT 2012, in Montréal, Québec.
Scope and Topics
The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse. Topics include, but are not limited to incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms derivations of comprehension difficulty predictions, or predictions regarding generalization in language learning stochastic models of factors encouraging one production or interpretation over its competitors models of semantic interpretation, including psychologically realistic notions of word meaning, phrase meaning, and composition
models and empirical analysis of the relationship between mechanistic psycholinguistic principles and pragmatic or semantic adaptation, usually in dialogue
models of human language acquisition models of linguistic information propagation and language evolution in communication networks
This call solicits full papers reporting original and unpublished research that combines cognitive modeling and computational linguistics. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. They should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for presentation at the workshop must not be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. If essentially identical papers are submitted to other conferences or workshops as well, this fact must be indicated at submission time. No submission should be longer than necessary, up to a maximum 8 pages plus two additional pages containing references.