June 8-10, 2006

Conference Program

Overview Schedule

Detailed Schedule
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the Architecture of Language
is an international conference focussing on the brain aspects of language functioning. The aim of the meeting is to rethink the global architecture of language by combining data from functional exploration of the brain with proposals from the linguistic and cognitive science, thus favouring the interdisciplinary dialog.

The meeting will be held in Pisa, Italy (about 100 Km NorthWest of Florence) from Thursday 8 till Saturday 10 June, 2006 (immediately before the Human Brain Mapping Conference).

Invited Speakers:
Susan Bookheimer, Stefano Cappa, Alfonso Caramazza, Angela Friederici, Brian Mac Whinney, Andrea Moro, Mark Turner, Michael Ullman
The meeting will also host a Workshop on Lexical Complexity, with presentations by Valentina Bambini, Marcella Bertuccelli Papi, Cristina Cacciari, Vittorio Gallese, Costanza Papagno, Patrizia Tabossi



The organizers invite researchers to submit abstracts for poster presentations and/or oral communications addressing topics in the fields of experimental psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.

Abstract selection criteria

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the Scientific Committe. Approval decisions are based upon these reviews. Authors selected for poster or oral presentations will be notified by March 31, 2006.

Abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee on the basis of scientific merit will be published in the conference proceedings, along with main speakers' contributions.

Important Note

Since ArchLang 2006 is a satellite (more focalized) event of the OHBM conference, it is conceivable that some authors wish to submit the same abstract to both events.
The two review processes are obviously independent. Nevertheless, other things equal, the ArchLang 2006 Scientific Committee will give preference to studies not submitted to the OHBM conference.


Organizing Committee:Pier Marco Bertinetto, Marcella Bertuccelli Papi, Alessandro Lenci, Giovanna Marotta, Pietro Pietrini.

Scientific Committee: Bruno Bara, Cristina Burani, Manuel Carreiras, Gennaro Chierchia, Francesco Di Russo, Mario Guazzelli, Remo Job, Alessandro Laudanna, Giuseppe Longobardi, Claudio Luzzatti, William Marslen-Wilson, Jacques Mehler, Lavinia Merlini Barbaresi, Daniela Perani, Vito Pirrelli, Luigi Rizzi, Carlo Semenza, Tim Shallice, Deirdre Wilson.

Organizing Secretariat:Valentina Bambini, Claudio Gentili

Secretary Assistants: Veronica Bonsignori, Gloria Cappelli, Sara Conti, Daniele Franceschi, Maria Ivana Lorenzetti, Silvia Mas,i Elisa Mattiello, Isabella Ricco, Marisa Scattolin, Michelangelo Falco, Margherita Farina.

Organizing Institutions:
Laboratory of Linguistics, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa
Department of Linguistics, University of Pisa
Department of English Studies, University of Pisa

Satellite activity of the
12th Organization for Human Brain Mapping Meeting

June 11-15, 2006


Organizing Institutions