The IMPRS Conference: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Language Sciences is an international, three-day conference organised by the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences. It will take place from June 3 - 5 2020 at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
The IMPRS Conference is catered towards junior scientists (master's & PhD students) and aims to inspire the next generation of language scientists to take on new challenges that will further our understanding of the human language ability. More senior researchers are welcome to register and submit a poster, but junior researchers will be prioritized.
In this year's edition, we will focus on two themes (Language Disorders and Memory & Learning) and explore them from multiple viewpoints, such as genetics, psychology, (neuro)biology, linguistics and computer science. Alongside the keynotes, short talks and discussion sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to present their own work during the poster sessions. Furthermore, we will also have various workshops on soft skills, research methods and data analysis on offer.
Don’t miss this chance to meet the speakers and mingle with the other researchers! Join us for a light-hearted evening and go Dutch (i.e., out of own pocket)
Can’t make it? Fear not! All talks will be available via live-stream hosted at various universities.
Yup, that’s right! Registration is free. You can opt in for lunch and drinks for a small fee at registration.
During the poster sessions you can showcase your own research and network with fellow researchers. The poster abstract submission portal is now open until February 29 23:59 (GMT+1)!
Learn directly from experts on ways to improve your soft-skills, research methods and data analysis skills.
Subtheme 1: Developmental Language Disorders
Keynote: Ellen Gerrits
Short talks: Babette Diepeveen & Hayo Terband
Subtheme 2: Acquired Language Disorders
Keynote: Matthew Lambon-Ralph
Short talks: Vitória Piai & Anja Staiger
Subtheme 1: Neurocognition
Keynote: Laura Batterink
Short talks: James McQueen & Lisa Henderson
Subtheme 2: Animal and Computational Models
Keynote: Carel ten Cate
Short talks: Leonidas Doumas & Marieke Woensdregt
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
6525 XD Nijmegen
The IMPRS conference committee consists of various IMPRS for Language Sciences PhD students from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Centre for Language Studies of the Radboud University and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. The members of the 2020 conference committee are:
Katja Stärk | Chen Shen | Melis Çetinçelik | Adrian Jodzio | Joery den Hoed | Federica Bartolozzi | Nienke Hoeksema | Saskia Mooijman | Paolo Devanna | Julia Egger | Sophie Arana | Merel Wolf