Carnegie Mellon University
April 05, 2022

Accepting Abstracts: International Workshop on Language Production

The Neuroscience Institute is a sponsor of the 2022 International Workshop on Language Production (IWoLP), a multi-disciplinary workshop of cognitive science research on how the brain produces language to be held June 9 – 11, 2022 in Pittsburgh. The event will feature keynote talks from invited speakers, a poster blitz, multiple poster sessions, and more.

Bonnie Nozari, associate professor of psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Neuroscience Institute, is the main conference organizer. The conference welcomes all scientists, including junior scholars, who are interested in the topic of language production, broadly defined.

“It’s always exciting to have participants from many fields—linguists, psycholinguists, speech pathologists, people who work on speech rehabilitation, and more,” Nozari said. 

Conference attendees may submit a short abstract to present at the conference as a poster. First authors who are junior scholars can enter the poster blitz contest: 18 abstracts will be randomly selected for a short oral presentation. The deadline to submit an abstract is April 8, 2022.

“The poster blitz is our way of giving junior researchers a platform,” Nozari said. “18 people will get a chance to talk about their poster for five minutes in front of the whole conference. This attracts a larger audience to their posters later that day.”

IWoLP will also feature a discussion on cross-continental academic life. The hour-long event will feature panelists who can speak about their experiences as students, postdocs, and faculty in different international settings.  

Additionally, the conference will feature a festschrift for professor Gary Dell, one of the founders of the science of language production, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a special session in memory of professor Albert Costa, one of the leading figures in studies of bilingualism.

Registration opens on April 18, 2022. Find more information about the conference on the IWoLP website.