Surprise Package

Read the text of the Surprise Package, delivered to the Representatives of the CUNY Conferences on Human Sentence Processing, assembled in Plenary Session on the 15th of March, 2012.

Complete program available online

Abstracts for papers and posters are now available on the conference website.  A complete copy of the abstracts booklet is also available as a PDF.

Guidelines for presenters posted

The guidelines for paper and poster presenters have been posted.

All presenters are reminded that the deadline for submitting revised abstracts is tomorrow, February 14.

Invitation to Pre-Conference Reception

CUNY Graduate Center’s PhD Program in Linguistics is pleased to host an informal pre-conference reception for participants in CUNY-2012.  The conference registration desk will be open during that reception.  Read more…

Conference format and special session invited speakers

The 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (CUNY-2012) will offer a program of 36 papers presented in plenary session, plus 150 posters arranged in three sessions, Wednesday March 14 through Friday March 16, 2012.

With support from the National Science Foundation, special sessions placed throughout the program over the three days of the conference highlight a variety of views on a question that remains a central one for the discipline: How should the relation between linguistic performance (language processing) and linguistic competence (language knowledge) be viewed?  Within those special sessions, presentations will be made by the authors of peer-reviewed abstracts and, additionally, by the following invited speakers:

Lyn Frazier (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
Ivan Sag (Stanford University)
Sandiway Fong (University of Arizona)
Cristiano Chesi (IUSS-Pavia & Università degli Studi di Siena)
Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Colin Phillips (University of Maryland, College Park)

Stay tuned for full program detail, which will be posted shortly.

Submissions interface closed

The submissions page is now closed. We anticipate sending out notifications by mid-to-late January.

Submissions interface open

The submissions page for CUNY 2012 is now open:

Information about requirements for abstracts is here. Information about the special session, “Grammars and Parsers”, is here.


Call for papers

Abstracts are solicited for papers and posters presenting theoretical, experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of human sentence processing.  Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and will be considered both for the general conference sessions and for a special session under the theme “Grammars and Parsers”.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2 Monday, December 5, 2011

Read more…


This is the website of the 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, to be held March 14-16, 2012, at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Stay tuned for more information.