The final programme, including list of posters, is now published – available here.

The proceedings is available here (50Mb file).

For oral presenters, talks are 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and transition to the next talk. There is a windows computer with powerpoint, and you may also connect your own laptop via VGA (please bring your own adaptor).

For poster presenters, dimensions of the poster boards are landscape 1.8m wide by 1.2m high. Your posters don’t have to fill this space, but they do have to fit into this space. We advise landscape format A0.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

8.50 to 9.00       Opening remarks


9.00 to 9.20       Stefanie Roessler, Anke Holler and Thomas Weskott

Morphosyntactic Factors Modulate N1 Accessibility in Compound Processing


9.20 to 9.40       Holger Mitterer and Ingo Plag

Prefix vs suffix: Evidence for early morphological decomposition in auditory speech comprehension


9.40 to 10.00     Pelle Söderström, Merle Horne and Mikael Roll

Predicting word endings and syntactic structures with prosodic cues – the pre-activation negativity


10.00 to 10.20 Jenny Yu, Heather Kember, Robert Mailhammer and Anne Cutler

Prosodic cues to syntactic disambiguation in English and German


10.20 to 10.40 Xin Xie and Emily Myers

Inferior frontal gyrus activation is modulated by phonetic competition: An fMRI study of clear and conversational speech


10.40 to 11.10  Coffee


11.10 to 11.30  Simone Sulpizio, Marco Marelli, and Simona Amenta

Phonology-mediated access to semantics in visual word recognition


11.30 to 11.50  Simona Amenta, Marco Marelli, Leo Budinich and Davide Crepaldi

The interaction between context and word information in sentence reading


11.50 to 12.10  Yaling Hsiao, Helen Norris and Kate Nation

Semantic diversity affects semantic judgment by developing readers


12.10 to 12.30  Lucy MacGregor, Jennifer Rodd, Ediz Sohoglu, Olaf Hauk and Matt Davis

Neurocognitive mechanisms of semantic ambiguity resolution


12.30 to 14.30 Lunch and Poster Session 1


14.30 to 14.50  Liam Blything and Kate Cain

The role of memory and language ability in children’s knowledge and production of two-clause sentences containing ‘before’ and ‘after’


14.50 to 15.10  Katherine Messenger and Sophie Hardy

Exploring the lexical boost to syntactic priming in children and adults


15.10 to 15.30  Laura Lindsay, Zoe Hopkins and Holly Branigan

A rabbit by any other name: Lexical alignment in preschoolers’ dialogue


15.30 to 15.50  Stewart McCauley and Morten Christiansen

Modeling the role of predictive vs. recognition-based processing in acquisition


15.50 to 16.20  Tea


16.20 to 16.40  Silvia Rădulescu, Frank Wijnen and Sergey Avrutin

Statistical learning and cognitive constraints on rule induction: An entropy model


16.40 to 17.00  Jelena Mirkovic and Emma Hayiou-Thomas

The emergence and role of explicit knowledge in implicit statistical learning


17.15 to 18.15  Keynote: Susan Goldin-Meadow

The resilience of language and gesture


18.15 to 19.30  Drinks reception



Friday, September 8, 2017


9.00 to 10.00     Keynote: Jeff Elman

A model of event knowledge


10.00 to 10.20 Eva Wittenberg, Shota Momma, Elsi Kaiser and Jeremy Skipper

Complexity matters only when it matters: Pronominal object and event reference rapidly access different aspects of situation models


10.20 to 10.40  Wing-Yee Chow and Di Chen

Listeners rapidly use unexpected information to update their predictions


10.40 to 11.10  Coffee


11.10 to 11.30  Evangelia Balatsou, Simon Fischer-Baum and Gary Oppenheim

The psychological reality of name agreement in picture naming


11.30 to 11.50  Laura Frädrich, Fabrizio Nunnari, Alexis Heloir and Maria Staudte

Simulating listener gaze and evaluating its effect on human speakers


11.50 to 12.10 Yasamin Motamedi, Marieke Schouwstra, Jennifer Culbertson, Kenny Smith and Simon Kirby

Culturally evolving complex constructions in artificial sign languages


12.10 to 12.30 Leanne Nagels, Roelien Bastiaanse, Deniz Başkent and Anita   Wagner

 Lexical access in cochlear implant users


12.30 to 14.30 Lunch and Poster Session 2


14.30 to 14.50  Miquel Llompart and Eva Reinisch

The robustness of lexical encoding in a second language is related       to phonetic flexibility


14.50 to 15.10 Juli Cebrian and Joan Mora

Crosslinguistic perceptual similarity and asymmetric lexical competition in L2 spoken-word recognition


15.10 to 15.30 Robin L. Thompson and Clifton Langdon

Cross-modal bilingual activation in English and American Sign Language bilinguals: The role of language experience


15.30 to 15.50 Luca Onnis and Win Chun

Bilingualism is associated with better statistical learning


15.50 to 16.20  Tea


16.20 to 17.20  Keynote: Núria Sebastián-Gallés

Bilingualism and early language learning


18.30 Bus leaves campus for conference dinner from University House (advance booking required)


Saturday, September 9, 2017


9.00 to 9.20       Miguel Santín, Angeliek van Hout and Monique Flecken

Does the result justify the means? The representation of resultative events on Mandarin and Spanish


9.20 to 9.40       Noyan Dokudan, Mehmet Yarkın Ergin, and Pavel Logačev

Missing-VP effects in a head-final language


9.40 to 10.00     Ruth Corps, Chiara Gambi and Martin Pickering

Using content and timing predictions to prepare and articulate turns during conversation


10.00 to 10.20 Elisabeth Rabs, Heiner Drenhaus, Francesca Delogu and Matthew Crocker

The influence of script knowledge on language processing: Evidence from ERPs


10.20 to 10.40 Jennifer Arnold, Iris Strangmann, Heeju Hwang, Sandy Zerkle, and Laura Castro-Schilo

Who are you talking about? Individual differences in pronoun comprehension


10.40 to 11.10 Coffee


11.10 to 11.30 Maria Nella Carminati and Roger van Gompel

The lexical boost in production priming: Evidence for the special role    of the verb


11.30 to 11.50 Matthew Husband and Aine Ito

Symmetric priming of enrichment in aspectual and intensional constructions


11.50 to 12.10 Sophie M. Hardy, Katrien Segaert and Linda Wheeldon

Ageing and sentence production: Effects of syntactic planning and lexical access


12.10 to 12.30 Rebecca Gilbert, Matthew Davis, Gareth Gaskell and Jennifer Rodd

Sentence-level learning mechanisms support lexical-semantic retuning during ambiguity resolution


12.30 to 14.30 Lunch and Poster Session 3


14.30 to 15.30  Keynote: Florian Jaeger

Revisiting communicative goals in language production: Inference and adaptation (aber klar: under uncertainty)


15.30 to 16.00  Tea


16.00 to 16.20 Christina Kim and Vilde Reksnes

Speaker-specific expectations about precision


16.20 to 16.40  Andreas Brocher, Franziska Kretzschmar and Petra Schumacher

Discourse expectations and updating independently and additively affect pupil size in the processing of reference transfer


16.40 to 17.00 Adriana Baltaretu and Craig Chambers

Referring through rose-colored glasses: conceptual pacts under uncertainty


17.00                  Closing statements