Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL) and Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP) 2017
Jointly organized by the MAPLL organization committee, the TCP organization committee, and the technical group of thought and language of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
Conference Date: July 22 (Sat)- July 23 (Sun), 2017
Venue: The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)
This year MAPLL-TCP invites distinguished speakers for special session on experimental pragmatics.
Emmanuel Chemla (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Florian Schwarz (University of Pennsylvania)
Ruth Filik (University of Nottingham)
MAPLL-TCP invites submissions for paper (oral) or poster presentations in any aspects of empirical research on human language. Studies from a wide range of perspectives will be considered; including, but not exclusive to, those conducting behavioral or neural experiments, constructing theoretical or computational models, or inquiring into biological and/or evolutional foundations of learning or processing of language by native or non-native speakers. Following the tradition of TCP, those focusing on “Plato’s Problem” concerning language acquisition (How can we gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?) are especially welcome.
MAPLL-TCP 2017 is held in conjunction with a meeting of the technical group of thought and language of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE). By courtesy of IEICE, MAPLL-TCP 2017 uses the IEICE online abstract submission system.
Submission Deadline (closed): April 21, 2017 (23:59 Japan Standard Time) Abstracts (less than 1600 characters; 300 words approx.) should be submitted to one of the following pages: Abstract Submission Form (Japanese) Abstract Submission Form (English) Note: If you are affiliated with Japanese universities/institutions, we recommend that you use the Japanese form. Make sure you are submitting your abstract for “National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics” to the Technical Committee on Thought and Language (TL). Select your preference for presentation type (paper (oral) or poster). Paper (oral) presentations are scheduled to be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. All presentations should be given in English. Since the number of slots for oral presentations is limited, some of the abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations. Acceptance or rejection will be notified by early May.
Tsutomu Sakamoto Award
In memory of our friend and distinguished colleague professor Tsutomu Sakamoto, the Tsutomu Sakamoto Award recognizes the paper or poster presented at the MAPLL-TCP conference that best exhibits the qualities of intellectual rigor, creativity, and independence of thought exemplified in Professor Sakamoto’s life and work. Any first author of a presentation, who is not yet tenured, will be eligible for consideration. Specify whether you are eligible for the candidate or not in the “request” section of the submission form by writing a note stating that “I am eligible for the award”.