The Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC) was formed on June 11 2009 during the Second International Conference of the Swedish Association for Language and Cognition, held at Stockholm University involving linguists, psychologists, cognitive scientists and semioticians, working on a variety of topics and utilising different methodologies.
The major goal of the association is to promote the study of the relationship between language and cognition. This involves any type of research in which language is not treated in isolation (e.g. as a “module”), but both as based on structures and processes of general cognition and social cognition, and as affecting such structures and processes. The association is intended to be a forum for cooperation and exchange of ideas between disciplines, fields of study and theoretical frameworks.
The SALC committee is pleased to announce the winner of the SALC7 best student paper prize: Julia Egger, PhD student at the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen. Julia won the prize for her paper on “Linking Dutch infants’ speed of processing to vocabulary size at 18 months”. Congratulations Julia!
Two of the other nominated student papers received an honorary mention:
Thomas Müller: “Color terms: Natural language categories and artificial language category formation”
Roberta Rocca: “The neural correlates of spatial deictics: A fast fMRI study using naturalistic auditory stimuli”
The SALC7 conference was held at Aarhus University May 22-24 2019. The conference had 4 parallel sessions and more than 80 paper presentations. Seven of these presentations were nominated for the SALC7 best student paper prize. The winner received a book prize from the conference sponsor Benjamins.