Hiroshima University^ Tokyo Metropolitan University


MAPLL (Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language) 2010





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Jointly organized by the MAPLL organization committee, the Technical Group of Thought and Language of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Language Science Lab (Graduate School of Humanities, Tokyo Metropolitan University), Center for the Brain Science of Language Acquisition and Language Learning (Hiroshima University), and Fukuoka Linguistic Circle.



Professor Ming Xiang's invited talk was cancelled.
Conference schedule was updated.
Inofrmation for drink and light meal during the poster session was updated.
Application procedure for graduate student travel support was provided.

Abstract submission deadline: May 17, 2010
Notification of acceptance: Late May, 2010
NEW! Application deadline for graduate student travel support:July 16, 2010
NEW! Manuscript submission deadline for conference proceedings:July 20, 2010

An International Workshop on:
Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language 2010 (MAPLL2010)

Date: August 5 (Thu)-6 (Fri), 2010

EAll the morning sessions and part of afternoon sessions on August 5 are given in Japanese.
English sessions start in the afternoon on August 5 and continue throughout on August 6.
A poster session is scheduled in the evening of August 5.

Venue: Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry Building [MAP (Japanese)]


Thu, Aug 5 PM First Day Afternoon (13:00 - 15:05)

Opening Remarks

(1) 13:05 - 13:35
Processing the Japanese sentence with the particle `topic marker wa ' or `subject marker ga'
-- The function of Japanese particles `topic marker wa' and `subject marker ga' --
Kazuhisa Okayasu (Tsurumine High sch.)

(2) 13:35 - 14:05
Cues for Semantic Inference in L2 Verb Leaning
-- A Study on Chinese Native Speakers Learning Japanese --
Kyoko Sakamoto (Hiroshima Univ.), Yuko Nakaishi (JSPS (Hiroshima Univ.)), Shengyan Long,
Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima Univ.)

(3) 14:05 - 14:35
Preference between syntactic vs. prosodic cues in comprehension of aurally presented
English sentences among Japanese EFL learners
Chie Nakamura (Keio Univ.), Yasunari Harada (Waseda Univ.), Shun Ishizaki (Keio Univ.)

(4) 14:35 - 15:05
Developmental change of brain activation during sentence comprehension
Satoru Yokoyama, Yasuyuki Taki, Hiroshi Hashizume, Takayuki Nozawa, Kei Takahashi,
Ryuta Kawashima (Tohoku Univ.)

----- Break ( 30 min. ) -----

Thu, Aug 5 PM Poster session (with short presentation) (15:35 - 17:50)

(5) 15:35 - 17:50
Is Count/Mass Distinction Grammatically Drawn in Japanese?: an ERP Examination
of Count/Mass Classifiers
Junko Kanero, Mutsumi Imai (Keio Univ.), Hiroyuki Okada (Tamagawa Univ.)

(6) 15:35 - 17:50
Examination of Typing Mismatch Effect in processing of Japanese Shika-nai construction
Yu Bise, Tsutomu Sakamoto (Kyushu Univ.)

(7) 15:35 - 17:50
Syntactic recursion and mental model in aphasia
Zoltan Banreti (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary)

(8) 15:35 - 17:50
Processing two types of ditransitive sentences in Turkish
-- Preliminary results from a self-paced reading study --
Baris Kahraman, Atsushi Sato, Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima Univ.)

(9) 15:35 - 17:50
Linking syntactic priming to language development: a visual world eye-tracking study
Manabu Arai (Tokyo Univ.), Reiko Mazuka (Riken)

(10) 15:35 - 17:50
The involvement of inhibition function during garden-path recovery in sentence processing
Hiroaki Oishi, Nobuyuki Jincho (RIKEN), Reiko Mazuka (RIKEN/Duke Univ.)

(11) 15:35 - 17:50
Prosodic influence of if-subordination on ambiguity resolution: a production study
Yukiko Koizumi (Yamagata Univ.)

(12) 15:35 - 17:50
The effects of length and prosodic phrasing on word order
-- Speech production in Japanese --
Haruka Amatani (UT)

(13) 15:35 - 17:50
Time Course of Processing Word Order Alternation in Japanese
-- An ERP Investigation Using Reversible Sentences --
Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima U.), Hajime Ono (Kinki U.), Shengyan Long, Deng Ying,
Hiroshi Nittono (Hiroshima U.)

(14) 15:35 - 17:50
Contextual Frequency as a Predictor for Word Order in Japanese Sentence Production
Tadahisa Kondo (NTT), Hiroko Yamashita (Rochester Ins. Tech.)

(15) 15:35 - 17:50
Accessibility-based sentence production in Yucatec Maya
Lindsay Butler (U Arizona), T. Florian Jaeger (U Rochester)

(16) 15:35 - 17:50
In the beginning was the Word of Gene, and the Word was Gene.
-- Genetic and Linguistic Information Processings are both Digital Communication
Systems (Digital Linguistics Part-2) --
Kimiaki Tokumaru (System Engineer)

Fri, Aug 6 AM Second Day Morning (10:00 - 12:40)

Opening Remarks

(17) 10:05 - 10:35
Morphologically structured lexical entries
-- A psycholinguistic study of -sa and -mi derivations in Japanese --
Yu Ikemoto, Harald Clahsen (Essex)

(18) 10:35 - 11:05
Reduplication: why languages run wild
Francesca Forza (University of Verona)

----- Break ( 15 min. ) -----

(19) 11:20 - 11:50
A Phase Theory-based Computational Model of Sentence Generation
Jason Ginsburg (U. of Aizu)

(20) 11:50 - 12:20
Integration of wh-phrases and predicates in Japanese sentence processing
Hajime Ono (Kinki Univ.), Kentaro Nakatani (Konan Univ.)

Information about TL/MAPLL2011

----- Lunch Break ( 75 min. ) -----

Fri, Aug 6 PM Invited Talk (13:55 - 14:45)

(21) 13:55 - 14:45
[Invited Talk]
On the syntactic prediction in the processing of coordinated structures
Masaya Yoshida (Northwestern U.)

----- Break ( 15 min. ) -----

Fri, Aug 6 PM Second Day Afternoon (15:00 - 16:00)

(22) 15:00 - 15:30
The prediction of the relative clause in L1 Korean on-line processing
EunYoung Shin (USC)

(23) 15:30 - 16:00
Grammatical role assignment, not word order, drives structure choice in English,
Japanese and Korean
Jessica Montag, Maryellen MacDonald (UW-Madison)

# Information for speakers
General Talk will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is not necessary but is highly encouraged. Drink and light meal
are provided at the poster session in the evening of August 5 and the expense (2,000JPY)
should be paid at the registration desk.



The amount of support:
Up to 10,000 yen (The exact amount may vary depending on the number of application).

Ebe the first author
Ehave no fixed income
Eenrolled in a graduate school or equivalent institution
Eneed more than 10,000 yen for a round-trip to the conference site

Application procedure:

(1) Please e-mail the following information to .

EYour Name
ETitle of your Paper
EName of graduate school (or academic institution)

(2) Attach a scanned copy (or a pdf file) of the following document to your e-mail.

EDocument showing the amount of your travel expense
EEnglish translation for the document which is not written in English

Deadline for application is July 16, 2010.
We will notify the result by the end of July.

ENote that you will be asked to bring your student ID
and present it to the registration desk at the conference.

Please contact MAPLL organization committee if you have any questions.

Contact (MAPLL2010 Organization Committee): cbl{at}hiroshima-u.ac.jp