Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Language Sciences

International Max Planck Research School for the Language Sciences Conference 2018

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Chiara Barbieri MPI for the Science of Human History
Andrea Ravignani Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Sealcentre Pieterburen
Enoch Aboh Universiteit van Amsterdam
Melissa Duff Vanderbilt University
Sophie Scott University College London
Jeffrey Binder Medical College of Wisconsin
Jean-Remi King New York University

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List of poster titles & presenters

Big Ideas

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Join us for a 3 day conference and workshop at the MPI for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen

The IMPRS Conference 2018 will be centered on interdisciplinary research in the language sciences

The Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Language Sciences conference is an international, three-day conference organised by the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences. It will take place from June 5 - 7, at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

This 3-day conference will explore approaches from multiple scientific disciplines, including genetics, psychology, linguistics and computer science to further our understanding of how language unfolds. It will also include small-group sessions aiming to advance interdisciplinary discussion of big questions in the language sciences.

Registration is free

Thanks to the support of our sponsors, you can register free of cost. You can opt in for lunch and drinks for a small fee when you register. Registration for the 2018 conference has closed.

Big Ideas workshop

The third day of the conference is dedicated to a Big Ideas workshop where attendees will collaborate with the speakers to tackle a big problem in the language sciences.

Poster session

We encourage early-career researchers to not only register, but submit a poster abstract as well! Abstract submissions for the 2018 conference are closed .

Conference dinner

Although conference attendance is free, we ask for a personal contribution from attendees to the conference dinner.


Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Wundtlaan 1, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Our sponsors

Language in Interaction
ANT Neuro
Tobii Pro
Ipskamp Printing
Center for Language Studies
IMPRS for Language Sciences

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IMPRS Conference Committee 2018
Anne Mickan MPI for Psycholinguistics & Donders Center for Cognition
Ellen Verhoef MPI for Psycholinguistics
Jeroen van Paridon MPI for Psycholinguistics
Linda Drijvers Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging & Center for Language Studies, Radboud University
Luis Miguel Berscia MPI for Psycholinguistics & Center for Language Studies, Radboud University
Merel Postema MPI for Psycholinguistics
Sara Iacozza MPI for Psycholinguistics

This page was last updated on March 21st, 2018