You are invited to the first Amsterdam workshop on

The  neural basis of structure in language


Thursday, December 15, 11:00 - 17:00


Plantage Muidergracht 12, room REC-M 0.02






11:00 - 11:30

Gideon Borensztajn

Univ. of Amsterdam

Grammar acquisition as the construction of a memory system




11:30 - 12:00

Stefan Frank


Univ. College, London

Uncovering the cognitive structure of language: an integrated computational and experimental approach





12:15 12:45

Lou Boves

Radboud Univ., Nijmegen

To be announced





12:45 13.15

Discussion I

All participants

The role of analogy & topology in language processing & acquisition





13:15 14:30

Lunch break







14:30 15:00

Patrick Sturt

Univ. of Edinburgh

The mental representation of hierarchical structure in language and other domains





15:00 15:30

Francesco Battaglia

Univ. of Amsterdam

Grammar-like models of memory consolidation and semantic memory





15:45 16:15

Jelle Zuidema

Univ. of Amsterdam

Recursion in the brain





16:15 17:00

Discussion II

All participants

Static & dynamic binding, recursion











With the participation of William Bechtel (University of California in San Diego), Rens Bod  (University of Amsterdam)

and Remko Scha (University of Amsterdam)






* The organizers reserve the right to make last minute changes to the program