Multidisciplinary studies of lexical processing
A workshop for William Marslen-Wilson
Sponsored by the Experimental Psychology Society.
Date: Thursday 30th June to 1st July 2011.
Location: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF.
Organisers: Matt Davis (MRC-CBSU), Marie Dixon (CSLB)
Faculty: Sheila Blumstein, Mirjana Bozic, Sami Boudelaa, Ken Forster, Ram Frost, Gareth Gaskell, Peter Hagoort, Ingrid Johnsrude, Aditi Lahiri, Kim Plunkett, David Poeppel, Kathy Rastle, Jenni Rodd, Art Samuel, Lolly Tyler, Xiaolin Zhou, Pienie Zwitserlood.
Guest of honour: William Marslen-Wilson.
Over the course of nearly four decades conducting and supervising research on language comprehension, William Marslen-Wilson has made a number of important and long-lasting contributions to our understanding of the psychological, computational and neuroanatomical foundations of this uniquely human process. With his recent retirement from the directorship of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, and the initiation of his European Research Council grant on cross-linguistic studies of the neural and functional basis of lexical processing, the time is right for a workshop to celebrate William's many achievements and to look forward to his future contributions to the cognitive neuroscience of language.
The meeting will run from 9:45am until 6:20pm on Thursday 30th June and 9am until 6pm on Friday 1st July. Full information and a preliminary schedule can be downloaded here.
Attendance at the workshop is limited and will be decided on a first-come basis after registration opens at 9am on Monday 18th April 2011. You are encouraged to register as early as possible to guarantee a place. You can register by completing this form and emailing to Marie Dixon [email@example.com]. There will be a charge of £25 to cover lunch/tea/coffee costs for attendees. Please enclose payment (cheque) along with your booking form to secure your place at the workshop.
There will be a poster session for those wishing to present research on the cognitive and neural basis of lexical processing. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 16th May, and you will hear the outcome of submission by 27th May. Please send an abstract of up to 250 words to Marie Dixon [firstname.lastname@example.org] on this form.
Travel and Accommodation
The workshop will take place at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU). You can find directions to the CBSU here.
Since the workshop coincides with university graduation ceremonies in Cambridge you are encouraged to book your overnight accommodation as soon as possible. You can find single bed and breakfast accommodation in Cambridge colleges by searching on http://www.cambridgerooms.co.uk. For hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation use the accommodation search feature on http://www.visitcambridge.org/ (the Best Western Gonville Hotel and Bridge Guest House are conveniently located for the CBSU and have availabilty as of 13/04/11).
Matt Davis (email: email@example.com, tel: +44 1223 273 637)
Marie Dixon (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +44 1223 766 458)