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The 35th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing

March 24, 2022 - March 26, 2022  |  Virtual Event


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?

Speakers include:

Mara Breen Psychology and Education – Mt Holyoke
Aoju Chen Languages, Literature and Communication – Utrecht
Kathryn Davidson Linguistics – Harvard
Jesse Harris Linguistics – UCLA
Sotaro Kita Psychology – Warwick
Pilar Prieto ICREA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Dept of Translation and Language Sciences), Catalonia



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.

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March 24, 2022
March 26, 2022