Word Knowledge and Word Usage: Representations and Processes

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
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
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
Original (unpublished) extended abstracts for either poster or oral presentation should be
submitted anonymously by using the following EasyChair link:
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.
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