Parallel Session of Designated Topic 1: Language, Mind and Brain



July 21-26, 2008

KoreaUniversity, Seoul, Republicof Korea

Parallel Session on Language, Mind and Brain will be held at the 18th International Congress of Linguists (CIL 18). For more information, visit the website ( ) or contact the organizer at


Organizer: Prof. Gary Libben (University of Alberta)



The past few years have seen substantial advances in the use of brain imaging techniques, ERP studies, and computational modeling to test hypotheses concerning how language is represented and processed in the mind/brain.  We have also seen a trend toward the development of many more points of contact among the research methods and perspectives employed by theoretical, experimental, clinical, and computational researchers.  This session on Language Mind, and Brain, will have ‘crossroads’ as its theme.  It will include theoretical, experimental, computational, and case-study reports that advance our understanding of language representation and processing in the mind/brain and explore the implications of findings across subdisciplines.  The session will highlight reports of completed research in language processing as well as new approaches to the study of language processing, and to the interface of linguistics, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.  The session will provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge concerning, in particular, the extent to which research techniques and research findings are generalizable across languages, speaker populations, and language processing tasks.


Important Dates:


? August  31, 2007: Deadline for submitting the abstract.

? November 30, 2007: Notification of acceptance.


Form and submission of abstracts:


An abstract(.pdf or .doc file) should be up to 3 pages long, including data and references.

The abstract should start with the title of the paper, followed by the text of the abstract.

Please do not include the author's name in the abstract. On a separate page, please give

the author's name, affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number, mailing address, the paper title and the session number(title).


Please send the abstract and the author's information to both [email protected] and