We are happy to announce that the VALP6 Conference (Variation and Language Processing 6) will be held in Vigo from 26 to 28 June 2024. In its first edition, at the University of Chester (UK) in 2011, this conference was designed to bring together the fields of psycholinguistics and variational sociolinguistics under the following description:
Traditionally, linguistic variation has been the concern of (variationist) sociolinguistics and work in language processing has fallen under the domain of psycholinguistics and cognitive science. Recently, however, this apparent division has been questioned because work in sociolinguistics now encompasses experimental techniques and work in psycholinguistics has begun to engage with variable naturalistic data. As the interests of these fields converge, new questions about the relationship between linguistic variation and social cognition have been generated e.g. How is linguistic variation stored in the mind? How is the 'linguistic' and the 'extra-linguistic' linked? How do we best model these connections?
After the five successful editions listed below, Universidade de Vigo and the LVTC research group will be honored to host the 6th edition of VALP. Please save the date and stay tuned for updates!
- VALP - 2011. University of Chester (UK)
- VALP2 - 2013. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour + Linguistics Department at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
- VALP3 - 2016. Virginia Tech University (US)
- VALP4 - 2019. Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia)
- VALP5 - 2021. University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
- VALP6 - 2024. 26-28 June. Universidade de Vigo (Spain)