Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference 2014


17:00-18:30Pim Levelt Public Lecture. Reid Music Hall, The University of Edinburgh, Bristo Square
18.30-20.30 Welcome Reception. Informatics Forum, The University of Edinburgh
09:30Day 1 Session 1 - RCPE Lecture Hall
  Eliminating unpredictable linguistic variation through interaction
Kenny Smith, Olga Feher, Nikolaus Ritt
  Interference during antecedent retrieval: Effects of reading skill
Dave Kush
  Are there universal prosodic cues to speech structure?
Laurence White, Sven Mattys, Silvia Benavides-Varela, Katalin Mády
  The cognitive and neural basis of pragmatic processing: A case study of jokes
Evelina Fedorenko, Jeanne Gallée, Zuzanna Balewski
10:50Coffee break
11:20Day 1 Session 2 - RCPE Lecture Hall
  The relationship between literacy and spoken language processing
Naomi Havron and Inbal Arnon
  Adjective sprouting in much-less ellipsis
Katy Carlson and Jesse Harris
  Adaptation of active gap filling in coordinated sentences
Akira Omaki and Aaron Apple
  Active search may override local coherence effects
Lauren Ackerman, Nina Kazanina, Masaya Yoshida
12:40Poster session 1 with catered lunch
14:30Plenary Talk
Jesse Snedeker, Harvard University
15:30Coffee break
16:00Day 1 Session 3 - RCPE Lecture Hall
  Toddlers exploit prosodic structure online to constrain syntactic analysis
Alex de Carvalho, Isabelle Dautriche, Anne Christophe
  Verbal morphemes guide thematic role assignment in children
Duygu Özge, Deniz Özkan Göktürk, Berna Uzundağ, Aylin Küntay, Jesse Snedeker
  Learning structure-dependent processing from combinatorial meaning
Hartmut Fitz and Franklin Chang
  Evidence for a phase transition in learning a recursive artificial grammar
Whitney Tabor, Garrett Smith, Pyeong Whan Cho
18:00Whisky and Tasting Notes
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
08:30Breakfast Workshop for Students and Early Career Researchers - RCPE Lecture Hall
09:30Day 2 Session 1 - RCPE Lecture Hall
  SNAP judgments: Small N acceptability paradigm (SNAP) for linguistic judgments
Kyle Mahowald, Peter Graff, Jeremy Hartman, Edward Gibson
  Lexical clustering in efficient language design
Isabelle Dautriche, Kyle Mahowald, Edward Gibson, Anne Christophe, Steven Piantadosi
  Does sociolinguistic distance inhibit syntactic alignment? Evidence from syntactic priming between and within varieties of German
Janine Lüthi and Constanze Vorwerg
  Lexical (mis)alignment: Automatic or strategic behavior?
Anouschka Foltz, Judith Gaspers, Kristina Thiele, Philipp Cimiano, Prisca Stenneken
10:50Coffee break
11:20Day 2 Session 2 - RCPE Lecture Hall
  Input variability and the specificity of perceptual recalibration
Eva Reinisch and Holger Mitterer
  Lexically driven perceptual learning of systemic vowel variation: Evidence for cross-talker generalization following single-talker exposure
Kodi Weatherholtz
  The role of speech production in phonological decoding during visual word recognition: The case of phonotactic repair
Yue Sun and Sharon Peperkamp
  No place for /h/: ERP investigation of English fricative place features
Kevin Schluter, Stephen Politzer-Ahles, Diogo Almeida
12:40Poster session 2 with catered lunch
14:30Plenary Talk
Rob Hartsuiker, University of Ghent
15:30Coffee break
16:00Panel Discussion
The Past, Present and Future of Psycholinguistics
Jesse Snedeker, Rob Hartsuiker, David Poeppel and Chuck Clifton (Chair)
19:30Conference Dinner at The Caves
(Dinner is not included and tickets should be purchased when you register online)
09:30Plenary Talk
David Poeppel, New York University
10:30Coffee break
11:00Day 3 Session 1 - RCPE Lecture Hall
  Ambiguity advantages in attachment and pronominal reference: Evidence from eye movements during reading
Margaret Grant, Brian W. Dillon, Shayne Sloggett
  Context-dependent mapping of linguistic and color representations challenges strong forms of embodiment
Falk Huettig and Ernesto Guerra
  The consequences of mislocated fixations during reading
Laura Wakeford and Wayne Murray
  Native and non-native processing of Italian subject pronouns: Evidence from eye-tracking
Tihana Kras, Patrick Sturt, Antonella Sorace
12:20Poster session 3 with catered lunch
14:10Day 3 Session 2 - RCPE Lecture Hall
  How do we compute predictions for an upcoming verb?
Wing Yee Chow, Cybelle Smith, Ellen Lau, Colin Phillips
  Animacy modulates cueing strength of mismatching classifiers in marking clausal boundary: ERP evidence from Chinese relatives
Fuyun Wu, Yanan Sheng, Xiaolin Zhou
  Similarity-based interference during comprehension of noun phrases: Evidence from ERPs
Andrea E. Martin and Mante S. Nieuwland
  Integrate or repair? ERP responses to semantic anomalies depend on choice of processing strategy
Leif Oines and Albert Kim
15:30Coffee break
16:00Day 3 Session 3 - RCPE Lecture Hall
  Processing reciprocity: What influences the strength of ‘each other’?
Elsi Kaiser
  Language understanding & common sense reasoning
Joshua K. Hartshorne, Tim O'Donnell, Joshua Tenenbaum, Tobias Gerstenberg
  Incremental interpretation and reference to contrast sets
Craig Chambers and Daphna Heller
  Cognitive load affects theory of mind use in the director task
Jessica Wang, Steven Frisson, Ian Apperly