In-person events cancelled: now fully virtual!

The 35th Annual Conference on
Human Sentence Processing

24 - 26 March, 2022
Hosted by UC Santa Cruz

Program decisions: January 25, 2022

✉︎ Announcements.

Special theme: Prosody, Gesture, and Meaning

HSP2022 will interrogate the connection between prosody, gesture and meaning. We are delighted to welcome the following researchers to address questions related to the perception and production of prosody and the planning and interpretation of co-speech gesture. By what mechanisms are these multimodal communication channels integrated with, or segregated from, other aspects of linguistic cognition, such as syntax, compositional semantics and pragmatics? How does our ability to process gestural or prosodic features develop in first- and second-language?

We are grateful to receive continuing support from the National Science Foundation (Awarded to UMass-Amherst; PI Brian Dillon and Co-PI Adrian Staub) to sustain the special session topic from CUNY2020, "The interface between linguistic computation and other cognitive systems".

Conference format

HSP2022 will operate as a virtual conference.
Virtual core

There will be a virtual “core” scientific program organized centrally by UC Santa Cruz. It will consist of invited presentations, peer-reviewed plenary presentations, and poster sessions. Anyone will be able to participate fully just virtually.

Self-organized satellite gatherings

Although we have canceled the in-person events in Santa Cruz, folks may wish to gather with other HSP-ers in-person. We encourage any individual or group to self-organize a gathering local to themselves, where safe and feasible. These can be of any size and scope and formality.

We will maintain and publish a clearinghouse of known self-organized satellite gatherings. We've also created a sourcebook of ideas.

Santa Cruz In-person

The in-person events have been cancelled due to the consequences of the COVID-19 Omicron surge.