Word Knowledge and Word Usage: Representations and Processes in the Mental Lexicon Final NetWordS Conference March 30th-April 1st 2015, Scuola Normale Superiore PIsa, Italy http://www.networds-esf.eu/index.php?page=final-conference Submission deadline: December 1st, 2014 =================================================== Chair: Vito Pirrelli, ILC-CNR Pisa Invited Speakers: - Wolfgang Dressler, University of Vienna - Marta Kutas, University of California, San Diego - Gabriella Vigliocco, University College London - Michael Zock, LIF-CNRS, University of Marseille =================================================== We invite contributions focusing on the following two main topic areas (and their possible interconnections): usage-based approaches to bootstrapping word form and structure (morphophonological and morpho-syntactic issues) including but not limited to incremental acquisition of lexical categories emergence of morphological structure modelling lexical memories anticipatory prediction-based mechanisms of word recognition word production frequency-based models of lexical productivity word encoding models of lexical architecture family-based effects in word processing word reading and writing usage-based approaches to word meanings (lexical semantics and pragmatics in morphologically simple and complex words) including but not limited to distributional semantics interpretation of compounds concept composition and coercion conceptualisation of perception and action time and space in the lexicon metonymy and metaphor lexico-semantic relations (polysemy, synonymy, antonymy etc.) lexical, context-based and encyclopaedic knowledge perceptual grounding and embodied cognition in the lexicon semantic association and categorisation Submissions ========== Original (unpublished) extended abstracts for either poster or oral presentation should be submitted anonymously by using the following EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=networds2015. Submissions should be sent in pdf format not later than 1 December 2014, and should contain 2 pages max of content (including figures and tables) and up to two more pages of references. All accepted submissions (whether presented as posters or orally) will be published on-line on the NetWordS web site. A selection of peer-reviewed paper-length versions of accepted submissions will be published as 2016 special volumes of Lingue e Linguaggio and Italian Journal of Linguistics.