Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference 2014

Welcome


AMLaP 2014 aims to bring together psychological, computational, and theoretical perspectives on the cognitive mechanisms which underlie any aspect of human language processing. Contributions to AMLaP which explicitly relate empirical and experimental findings and computational mechanisms are especially encouraged.

Topics relevant to the conference include (but are not limited to):

  • bilingual language processing
  • computational models, symbolic and connectionist
  • corpus-based studies and statistical mechanisms
  • cross-linguistic studies
  • dialogue processing
  • discourse
  • language comprehension
  • language production
  • lexical processing
  • learning mechanisms
  • models of acquisition
  • neurobiology of language processing
  • parsing and interpretation
  • prosody
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