16th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Utrecht University, Netherlands, 26-28 June 2008

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS of Utrecht University invites you to the 16th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, which will take place from the 26th to the 28th of June 2008 in Utrecht.

Invited speakers:
- Marina Nespor, University of Milan, Italy: Mechanisms in Early language acquisition.
- Radu Bogdan, Dept of Philosophy, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey: Why development matters to cognitive science: The case for mental assembly.
- Nicky Clayton, Dept of Exptl. Psychology, Cambridge University, UK: The development and evolution of mental time travel.
- Yosef Grodzinsky, McGill University, Canada: A brain map for syntax and semantics.

There will be invited symposia on Embodied Language , opened by Corrado Sinigaglia (University of Milan, Italy), on Metacognition, opened by Asher Koriat (Dept of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel) and on Downward causation, opened by Peter Hagoort (FC Donders Institute/ Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen).

The local organisers are:

- Martin Everaert
- Sergio Baauw
- Marian Counihan

The conference coordinator is Alice ter Meulen. Please feel free to contact espp@let.uu.nl for any questions.

The Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS is a research institute of the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University. UiL OTS aims at developing scientific expertise in the systems underlying language, speech and their use. It sets out to achieve this goal by carrying out a research programme comprising fundamental research in these areas, by furthering the application of the insights thus obtained, and by offering a high-quality graduate programme to qualified PhD-students. It was founded in 1987, and extended its scope in 1997.

UiL OTS participates in the national research schools Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap (abbreviated LOT; the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics) and also participates in the graduate Network Logica. UiL OTS seeks to promote intensive cooperation between several areas of Linguistics and related disciplines outside linguistics such as logic, computer science, and cognitive sciences. Specific domains of interdisciplinary co-operation are: the lexicon, primary and secondary language acquisition, language teaching, human language processing, relations between language, logic and information, discourse and conversation analysis, language and speech pathology, text linguistics, text design and evaluation, and language and speech technology.

Interesting related events

Before and after the ESPP conference, two other events are organized, which may be of interest to you.

From Monday 23 till Friday 27 June, the F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging organizes the Toolkit of Cognitive Neuroscience 2008.

From June 30 till July 11 the LOT Summer School will be organized in Utrecht.

Janskerkhof 13 - 3512 BL Utrecht - Netherlands - espp@let.uu.nl