The 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing will beheld
March 21-23, 2013 at the Columbia Convention Center, Columbia, SC (note
that we have returned to the Thursday/Friday/Saturday schedule). The
website for the conference is http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/cuny2013/.
Abstracts are solicited for papers and posters presenting
theoretical,experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of
human sentence processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and
will be considered both for the general conference sessions and for a
special session titled "Theories of Sentence Processing and the
Neuroscience of Language."
Accepted presentations will form a program made up of three days
ofspoken papers presented in plenary sessions plus three poster
sessions, one on each of the three days of the conference. Time
constraints entail that a small percentage of accepted presentations can
be given as talks. Therefore, reviewers will be asked to identify
submissions that seem most likely to generate broad interest, on grounds
of originality of ideas or significance to the field.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
This deadline applies to all submissions, whether for paper or
poster.Notifications concerning acceptance or rejection will be made in
mid-to-late January 2013.
*** NEW ABSTRACT GUIDELINES ***
Guidelines for preparation of abstracts differ substantially from those
given in previous years, so PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY.
Abstracts should be submitted as a one-sided, single-spaced page
(8.5"x11"- not A4), 1-inch margins all around, and in Arial 11 point
font. Format must be PDF. The content can be whatever combination of
text, figures, tables, charts, and graphics enables you to communicate
your ideas effectively, but all content must conform to these
specifications and be clearly legible.
All abstracts will be screened by our committee before they are sent out
for review. Reviewers will also be asked to inform us of any abstracts
they feel violate the guidelines. Obviously, our intention is not to be
harsh or draconian; what we want to do is allow authors to include
visual content in addition to text without making our job or that of the
reviewers impossibly difficult.
Abstracts will be submitted electronically. The submission system is
presently under construction.
INFORMATION ON THE SPECIAL SESSION
The special sessionwill address fundamental questions about the
architecture of the language system, based on new evidence from brain
imaging, brain stimulation, and cognitive neuropsychology. *We believe*
it is appropriate to ask whether the modules and processing systems that
have been assumed up to now need to be profoundly reconsidered in light
of what we know about language and the brain. The core of the Special
Session is six invited talks by speakers with relevant expertise and
diverse backgrounds who have been asked to consider this basic issue. We
also encourage submissions of talks and posters that address the theme
of the special session.
Invited speakers are Evelina Fedorenko, Julius Fridriksson, Peter
Hagoort, Gina Kuperberg, Liina Pylkk?nen, and Mark Seidenberg.
CUNY 2013 Organizers: Amit Almor, Dirk den Ouden, Stanley Dubinsky,