Meaning in Flux 2019

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Meaning in Flux 2019: Connecting development, variation, and change
Yale University, New Haven, CT
October 10th -12th, 2019
 

Description: The connections between meanings and the pronunciations through which they are linguistically conveyed vary systematically within a speech community and change systematically over time.  Many synchronic and diachronic patterns that instantiate such dynamics have been well described, yet the cognitive and communicative forces that support them—including their discourse-based, linguistic, conceptual, and cognitive components—remain poorly understood.  The focus of this conference is to bring together researchers working on one or more of these facets with the aim of connecting development, variation, and change.

We invite abstracts for talks at the intersection of semantics/pragmatics, information/discourse structure, phonetics/phonology (of spoken and signed languages), language variation, language change, and language and cognitive development.  We highly encourage submissions presenting in-progress results, covering not only connections between existing analyses and cognitively-grounded explanatory models but also the methodological challenges that arise. 
 
Specifically, in this workshop we would like to address the following questions:
(a) to what extent are trajectories of meaning-pronunciation dynamics construable as dynamics that emerge from and are guided by real-time implementation of the architecture of language and the larger cognitive system?
(b) how are the actuation and propagation of these dynamics driven by discourse context and other communicative constraints?
(c) how are the causal relations between the arcs of acquisition/development and change in meaning-pronunciations informed by processing constraints?
 
We are planning this very much as a retreat, with discussion driven by foundational questions on meaning -pronunciation development, variation, and change, as well as the struggle of messy data.  We are seeking to bring together all kinds of perspectives on meaning and phonetics/phonology representation, as well as all experimental and empirical approaches, as exemplified by our invited speakers. 
 

Confirmed invited speakers:

Susan Carey, Harvard U. Psychology

Herbert Clark, Stanford U. Psychology

Jennifer Cole, Northwestern U. Linguistics 

Veneeta Dayal, Yale U. Linguistics

Joy Hirsch, Haskins Labs/Yale U. Psychiatry and Neurobiology 

 

Deadline: 11:59 PM of your local time zone on Monday June 10th, 2019: Extended: Monday June 17th

Notification: Monday July 15th, 2019

Format: Two pages, 8.5” x 11” or A4, comprising text, figures, tables, references, etc., as needed.  Please maintain 1” margins on all sides, and use at least size 12 font. Abstracts should be headed by the title in bold, and should not contain any author information.Please submit your abstracts using the form at: http://tinyurl.com/meaningflux and address any questions to meaninginflux@gmail.com.

Confirmed scientific committee: 
Claire Bowern, Yale U. Linguistics
António Branco, U. of Lisbon Informatics
Kathryn Davidson, Harvard U. Linguistics
Ashwini Deo, The Ohio State U. Linguistics
Kathryn Franich, U. of Delaware Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Roberta Golinkoff, U. of Delaware Education/Psychology/Linguistics
Argyro Katsika, UC Santa Barbara Linguistics
María Mercedes Piñango, Yale U. Linguistics/Psychology
Jennie Pyers, Wellesley C. Psychology
Federico Rossano, UC San Diego Cognitive Science
Paula Rubio-Fernández, MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Petra Schumacher, U. of Cologne German
Jason Shaw, Yale U. Linguistics
Heike Wiese, Humboldt U. Linguistics
Alan Yu, U. of Chicago Linguistics
 
Executive committee:
Martín Fuchs, Catalina Mourgues, María Mercedes Piñango, Jason Shaw, Jisu Sheen, Nanyan Wu, and Muye (Andy) Zhang
 
Organizing committee:
ExCom + Sarah Babinski, Randi Martinez, Joshua Phillips, Emanuel Souza de Quadros, and Kate Stanton
 

Transportation & accommodation: 

Transportation

1. New York Kennedy Airport (JFK)

     a. Public transit option 1: approx. 4 hours and $20
          i. From any terminal, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station ($5): 10-20 min
          ii. Manhattan-bound E train subway to 53/5th ($2.75): 1 hour
          iii. Walk to Grand Central Terminal: 10 min
          iv. MetroNorth train to New Haven Union Station ($17.50): 2 hours
          v. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
     b. Public transit option 2: approx. 3 hours and $36
          i. From any terminal, take the NYC Airporter bus to Grand Central Terminal ($18): 0.5-1.5 hours
          ii. MetroNorth train to New Haven Union Station ($17.50): 2 hours
          iii. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
     c. Private car service: 1.5-3 hours and $50-100
     d. Car-sharing (Uber/Lyft): 1.5-2 hours and $150-200
 

2. Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)

     a. Public transit option 1: 3.5 hours and $35
          i. From any terminal, Airtrain to Newark Airport station (free with train ticket), NJ Transit from Newark Airport station (EWR) to New York Penn Station (NYP): 1 hour and $14
          ii. Walk/subway to Grand Central Terminal: 30 min and free/$2.75
          OR from NYP, see Item 7 below
          iii. MetroNorth train to New Haven Union Station ($17.50): 2 hours
          iv. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
     b. Public transit option 2: 2.5 hours and $37+
          i. From any terminal, Airtrain to Newark Airport station (free with train ticket), Amtrak from Newark Airport station (EWR) to New Haven Union Station (NHV): 2.5 hours and $37+
          ii. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
 

3. LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

     a. Public transit option 1: 2.5 hours and $20
          i. From any terminal, take the M60 express bus to Harlem 125th Street Station: 30 min and $2.75
          ii. MetroNorth train to New Haven Union Station ($17.50): 2 hours
          iii. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
     b. Public transit option 2: 2.5-3 hours and $35 
          i. From any terminal, take the take the NYC Airporter bus to Grand Central Terminal ($18): 0.5-1.5 hours
          ii. MetroNorth train to New Haven Union Station ($17.50): 2 hours
          iii. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
     c. Car-sharing/private car: 1.5-3 hours and $50-200
 

4. Hartford Bradley Airport (BDL)

     a. Car-sharing/private car: 1-2 hours: $50-100
 

5. Boston Logan Airport (BOS)

     a. Public transit: 3 hours and $10+
          i. From any terminal, take the Silver line to South Station: 15 min and free from the airport/$2.25 to the airport
          ii. From South Station:
               1. take Megabus/other bus to New Haven Union Station: 2.5 hours and $10+
               2. take Amtrak to New Haven Union Station: 2.5 hours and $42+
          iii. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
 

6. New Haven Tweed Airport (HVN)

     a. Car-sharing/taxi: 10-15 minutes and $10-15
 

7. New York Penn Station (NYP)

     a. Amtrak to New Haven Union Station: 1.5 hours and $30+
     b. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
 

8. New York Grand Central Station (GCT)

     a. MetroNorth: 2 hours and $17.50
     b. Car-share/taxi/bus/walk to Yale/downtown (see Item 10 below)
 

9. I-95

     a. Exit 46/7
 

10. New Haven Union Station to Yale/downtown

     a. Car-share: Uber/Lyft usually <$10 for anywhere in Yale/downtown
     b. Taxi: usually <$15 for anywhere in Yale/downtown
     c. City bus: free GREEN bus every 20 minutes to New Haven Green (center of downtown)
     d. Yale shuttle: free RED shuttle every 15-30 min to Yale campus (weekday daytime) or free BLUE shuttle every 30 min to Yale campus (weeknights and weekends)
     e. Walk: 1 mile (20-30 min) to Yale/downtown 
 

More exhaustive information: http://to.yale.edu

 

Accommodation

1. Downtown hotels

     a. New Haven Hotel: http://www.newhavenhotel.com
     c. The Study: http://www.thestudyatyale.com
 

2. Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/s/New-Haven–CT