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2005 LSA Institute Linguistic Society of America








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The State of the Art in Speech Error Research
Dates: July 30-31, 2005
Time: 8:30am-7pm
Location: Harvard, Emerson 108
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The purpose of this workshop is to promulgate and advance the state of the art in speech error (slip of the tongue) research, traditionally the primary source of evidence about the human language production system. It will provide leading researchers in the field the opportunity to exchange ideas with a wider group of linguists of varied interests and backgrounds gathered for the Institute, so that they may jointly shape future directions for research. Our goals include:

  • exposing recent promising developments from speech error research to the wider linguistics community, which is witnessing a broadening of methodological approaches, and for whom a new wave of speech error work is considerably more relevant than the classic studies that most linguists may be aware of.
  • soliciting input from various linguistic domains that can inform this new line of speech error research, in order to take greater advantage of the understanding of human language gained since the versions of linguistic theory that many psychologists were exposed to in their training.
  • catalyzing the synthesis of both tried-and-true and newer speech error techniques with emerging methodologies in the cognitive sciences, including tools from neuroscience (fMRI, MEG, and EEG/ERP) and computational science (including use of corpus-based techniques and web-based databases).

The workshop program will include both invited and submitted talks, and posters.

Carson Schutze (UCLA) and Victor Ferreira (UCSD)


Invited speakers (tentative):
Thomas Berg (Hamburg)
Gary Dell (Illinois)
Stefan Frisch (South Florida)
Merrill Garrett (Arizona)
Marianne Pouplier (Edinburgh)
Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (MIT)
Joseph Stemberger (UBC)

Deadline for abstract submission:
Extended to April 18, 2005
call for abstract submission