Pia Knoeferle knoeferl at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Mon Apr 18 10:01:08 EDT 2011



The Embodied and Situated Language Processing Workshop 2011 (ESLP)

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
August 25-27, 2011

Keynote Speakers:
Anna Borghi, University of Bologna, Italy
Seana Coulson, UC San Diego, USA
Beatrice de Gelder, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Peter Hagoort, MPI for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
Olaf Hauk, MRC Cambridge, UK
Marta Kutas, UC San Diego, USA
Julia Simner, Edinburgh University, UK
Michael Spivey, UC Merced, USA

We welcome submissions of abstracts for oral or poster presentations on topics related to embodied and situated language processing. Successful submissions will address theoretically important issues using appropriate empirical methods, such as computational modeling, behavioral experimentation, electrophysiology, and brain imaging. Abstract submission opens on March 1, 2011, and abstracts are due April 30, 2011. They will be reviewed anonymously by expert reviewers, and authors will be notified with decisions in early June 2011. Details on abstract submission will be posted on the submissions page: http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/pknoeferle/ESLP2011/submissions.html

Research presentations will start on August 25 and run through August 27 in a single-session format. In addition to the keynote speakers, there will be competitive slots for 20-minute oral presentations as well as posters.

About the meeting:
ESLP 2011 is the fourth event in a workshop series that started in 2007. A key goal of the workshop series has been to bring together researchers working on the interaction of language and visual/motor processing in embodied, situated, and language-for-action research traditions. A further focus is on uniting converging and complementary evidence from three different methods (behavioral, neuropsychological, and computational). The first meeting led to the publication of a special issue on embodied language processing in Brain and Language (March 2010). ESLP took place again in June, 2009 in Rotterdam, in association with the meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Amsterdam. The third meeting took place together with the meeting of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association in 2010 at UC San Diego (see http://embodiedlanguage.org/).

The ESLP community (psycholinguists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists and computational modelers) typically uses experimental and computational methods to ask questions about the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying linguistic embodiment as well as underlying the processing of language in its grounded physical and social contexts.

The 2011 meeting is supported by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), the Cognitive Interaction Technology Excellence Center, and the SFB 673 on "Alignment in Communication" at Bielefeld University, Germany.

Information and contact:
For more information, please consult the meeting website: http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/pknoeferle/ESLP2011/home.html
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the workshop organizers, Michele Burigo, Maria Nella Carminati, Helene Kreysa, and Pia Knoeferle (chair) at eslp2011 at googlemail.com

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