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Call for Papers: 62nd Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association May 26-28, 2017
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Major Theme: Language and the Brain: coding, understanding, and processing This conference focuses on language and the brain, investigating language coding, understanding, and processing across the human lifespan. The ILA invites submissions which discuss the theoretical, methodological and practical issues facing investigators working in this area.

11/8/2016 to 2/18/2017
When: Friday, May 26, 2017
Where: City University of Hong Kong, May 26-28
Hong Kong
United States

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Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
Neural biological foundation of language
Language and memory
Eye movements and language processing
Brain imaging technology and language processing
Neurobiology and language and age
Modeling language and cognition
Language development
Language disorders
Reading and literacy development
Bilingualism and the brain

In keeping with the ILA tradition, we also invite individual papers or posters on other areas of linguistics.

Plenary Speakers
· Colin Brian Blakemore, University of London
· Kara Federmeier, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC)
· Huang Guowen, South China Agricultural University
· Liu Meichun, City University of Hong Kong
· Ovid J. L. Tzeng, University System of Taiwan/ Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
· Wang Shiyuan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University/UC Berkeley

Workshops for Teachers

Pedagogical grammar based on tagmemics: Alice Deakins of William Paterson University and colleagues.

Vocabulary development based on different principles of lexical organization: Kate Parry of Hunter College, CUNY and colleagues.

Guidelines for Proposals

A paper or poster title and abstract of between 300 and 400 words, excluding references, is required along with a summary abstract for the conference booklet of no more than 150 words. The author's name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and phone number must also be included. Proposals will be blind-reviewed for quality and originality. Submissions should contain mainly new material and must not have been published previously in order to be considered.

All proposals should be emailed in a MSWord (.doc, .docx) file and using “ILA2017” in the subject line, to Ms Annika Wendt, ILA Secretary at by February 18, 2017. Proposal acceptances will be sent by March 11, 2017. The author(s) whose proposals have been accepted for the ILA Annual Conference must register before the March 28 registration deadline in order to be included in the Conference Program.

Proposal deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Registration requirement: Presenters’ registration fees must be received by Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Send abstracts of proposals to: Ms Annika Wendt, ILA Secretary at

Send inquiries to one of the Co-Chairs:
Jo Anne Kleifgen,
Jonathan Webster,
Liu Meichun,


Conference Registration Information
Pre-Registration fees (received on or before March 28, 2017)
• ILA Members: US$200 (conference fee for paid-up 2017 ILA members)
• Non-Members: US$260 (includes conference fee & US$60 membership with 1 yr. WORD
• Graduate Students/Retirees: US$130 (includes conference fee & US$30 membership with 1 yr.
WORD subscription)
Registration fees after March 28, 2017 and on-site:
• ILA Members: US$250 (conference fee for paid-up 2017 ILA members)
• Non-Members: US$310 (conference fee + US$60 membership with 1 yr. WORD subscription)
• Graduate Students/Retirees: US$160 (conference fee + US$30 membership with 1 yr. WORD
• Undergraduate Students: US$10
ONE DAY Registration (on-site):
• Members and Non-Members: US$100
• Graduate Students and Retirees: US$75

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