The 30th AMLaP

Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing

5-7 September, 2024 | Edinburgh, Scotland

ABOUT


AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing) is a premier venue for interdisciplinary psycholinguistic research which aims to bring together researchers with empirical, theoretical, computational, neural, and psychological perspectives on all aspects of language processing. 

The 30th AMLaP conference will be held in person in Edinburgh, Scotland, 5-7 September 2024. We invite you to join us in Edinburgh to combine excellent science with a visit to a beautiful and historic city that is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PROGRAMME

The 3-day conference schedule for AMLaP2024 is now live!
Click below for an interactive programme or access the PDF version.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Nivedita Mani


University of Goettingen,
Psychology

Neil Cohn


Tilburg University,
Communication and Cognition

N. Bonnie Nozari


Indiana University,
Psychological and Brain Sciences

Liina Pylkkanen


New York University,
Linguistics
Psychology

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    We are no longer accepting submissions.

    See below for information for presenters regarding the finalized abstracts.

    GUIDELINES FOR FINAL SUBMISSION:

    • ☐ Deadline for submission was 15 April 2024 23:59 AOE.

    • ☐ Deadline for upload of finalized de-anonymized abstracts is Friday 19 July 2024. Your finalized abstract should have a left-aligned title, with authors and their affiliations on a separate line below the title and at most one contact email address.

    • ☐ Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF file.

    • ☐ Abstracts should be typeset to A4 size, 1.5 line spacing with 2.5cm margins in 11pt Arial font.

    • ☐ A full line should be inserted between the title and the body of the text.

    • ☐ Page numbers should be omitted.

    • ☐ Authors are permitted one full A4 page of text, with a second page for supplemental example sentences, figures, and references.

    • ☐ If reporting on a language other than English, a third page with additional information about the language of study may be included. As a clarification and as stated on OxfordAbstracts, "a third page with glosses or additional information about the language of study may be included."

    • ☐ We do accept "pre-registration" abstracts if the first author is a student for poster presentation only. Note that if accepted, we expect results to be presented at the conference.

Submissions are encouraged in (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Acquisition,
  • Aging/Development across the lifespan,
  • Aphasia,
  • Bilingual/L2 processing,
  • Brain stimulation,
  • Cognitive modelling,
  • Computational models,
  • Corpus studies,
  • Cross-linguistic studies,
  • Dialogue,
  • Discourse,
  • Disfluencies/speech errors,
  • EEG/ERP,
  • Event structure processing,
  • Eyetracking and reading,
  • Eyetracking and spoken language,
  • Information-theoretic/rational approaches,
  • Information structure,
  • Individual differences,
  • Gesture,
  • Language comprehension,
  • Language impairments,
  • Language production,
  • Lexical processing,
  • Multimodality,
  • Neurobiology of language,
  • Neuroimaging,
  • Phonological processing,
  • Pragmatic processing,
  • Prosodic processing,
  • Reading ability and disability,
  • Semantic processing,
  • Sign language/deafness/hearing impairment,
  • Sociolinguistic issues in processing,
  • Speech Processing,
  • Syntactic Processing,
  • Under-studied languages

LOGISTICS

TIMELINE

Submissions
Open

15/02/2024

Submissions
Close

15/04/2024
23:59 (AOE)

Notification of Acceptance

31/05/2024

Registrations
Open

31/05/2024

Registrations
Close

30/08/2024
(EB: 21/06/2024)

AMLaP

05/09/2024
to
07/09/2024

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Full schedule to be posted in late June, with start/end times as follows:

Thursday 5th September: 08:45 - 18:00
Friday 6th September: 09:00 - 18:00, add-on dinner 19:30
Saturday 7th September: 09:00 - 16:00

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

For those arriving early, consider joining us for:

4th September 09:00-17:00
Workshop on "The Future of Artificial Language Learning in Linguistics"
Reserve a space here

4th September 16:00-18:00
Walking tour (limited space) on "From Pictish to Polish: The Languages of Scotland"
with Thomas Bak

4th September 19:00-21:00
Welcome reception (open to all) at the School of Informatics

VENUE

Sheraton Grand Hotel

1 Festival Square
Edinburgh
EH3 9SR

CONFERENCE DINNER

The Playfair Library 

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh
EH8 9YL

REGISTRATION


Early Bird Registration (available through 21 June)
Late Registration (available through 30 August)
For more information click the register button below.

Getting to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is linked by an extensive network of roads, rail services and flights.
 Here you can find information on the most common travel options.

Bus & Coach

There are multiple bus services travelling to Edinburgh daily. Most buses to Edinburgh arrive at the Edinburgh Bus Station (13-14 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3DQ) in the city centre.

  • National Express
  • Megabus
  • FlixBus
  • Citylink

Trains

There are fast and frequent services to Edinburgh from major UK cities. LNER runs along the east coast from London, York and Newcastle, while Avanti West Coast runs along the west coast from London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Carlisle. The Transpennine Express runs from Manchester to Edinburgh. Lumo trains run from London and Newcastle, but less frequently than LNER.

There are two train stations in the city: Edinburgh Haymarket (west of the city centre, 10-15 minutes walk from the Sheraton) and Edinburgh Waverley (city centre, east end of Princes Street, 20 minutes walk from the Sheraton). For searching train times and tickets, see e.g. Trainline.


Flights

Edinburgh Airport is situated 5 miles (8 km) to the west of Edinburgh. Travelling from the airport to the city centre takes around 30 minutes.

  • Bus: Edinburgh Airport - City Centre
    - Airlink 100 (runs all night)
    - Airport Express (no buses 0000 to 0300hrs)
  • Tram: Edinburgh Airport (To City Centre: first tram 0626 hrs last tram 2248 hrs)
    Note there is only one tramline in Edinburgh
  • Taxi: Edinburgh Airport

Staying in Edinburgh

There are a variety of options for accommodation in Edinburgh. There is no provision for block-booked rooms with conference rates, so we recommend booking early if possible. Below we've listed a few options for accommodation near the conference venue and/or the University of Edinburgh Central Area.

Conference Venue:

  • Travelodge (Haymarket)
  • Premier Inn (Fountain Court) (
  • easyHotel
  • Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket Hotel 4 stars
  • Point A Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket
  • voco Edinburgh - Haymarket, an IHG Hotel
  • Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket

University of Edinburgh Central Area:

  • Residence Inn Edinburgh
  • Hotel du Vin Edinburgh
  • Ibis Hotels (Royal Mile/South Bridge/ St Andrew Square)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE