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ExLing invites you to the 12th International Conference of Experimental Linguistics in Athens, Greece, from 11th to 13th October 2021.

We will gather in the University of Athens, close to the Acropolis. The nearby National Archaeological Museum houses arguably the most iconic historical artefact specifically related to language: a small amphora from the geometric period in the 8th century depicting one of the world’s earliest alphabets, which defines the spread of alphabets, such as the Greek, Roman and Cyrillic alphabets. The amphitheatre under the Acropolis also hosted poetry, drama and comedy millennia ago; the perfect backdrop to our Society and conference.

ExLing 2021 will facilitate the global exchange of innovative ideas and experimental approaches to language study. Hosting keynote lectures by some of the world’s foremost linguistics scholars, ExLing 2021 brings together leading experts in the application of experimental and computational methods to language study. 

The ultimate objective of the conference is to foreground active participation in current developments of linguistic knowledge with the use of experimental methodologies, as well as to advance interdisciplinary research and international collaboration.

Following our established tradition, ExLing 2021 will host two special sessions, on Language Education and Language Pathology. 

Our keynote speakers represent the cutting-edge in the field. After delivering their lectures, conference participants will have the opportunity to delve deeper into aspects of their current research and methodological approaches through audience discussion.

Angela Friederici, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany

Language in our brain

Ted Gibson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Robert Hartsuiker, Ghent University, Belgium

Charles Hulme, University of Oxford, UK

Interventions to improve children’s early language skills

Martin Pickering, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Kathy Rastle, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Per the objectives of the 12th edition of the International Conference of Experimental Linguistics, we are welcoming the submission of papers on substantial, original and unpublished research in all aspects of Experimental Linguistics.

All presented papers will be published online in the 12th volume of the ExLing proceedings series, and selected presentations will be uploaded onto the ExLing YouTube channel.

All experimental disciplines and subjects with reference to the study of language will be considered, with particular interest given to interdisciplinary works, ranging from speech production and language comprehension to cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis.

Researchers of and research groups on experimental linguistics and related disciplines are welcome to submit abstracts to the ExLing 2021 conference.

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