IWLP 2018

2 July 2018 08:30 - 4 July 2018 19:00
The workshop is a venue for multi-disciplinary discussion of state-of-the-art cognitive science research on how the brain produces language. Each event is organized around poster sessions and hour-long keynote-style talks.

IWLP was founded in 2004. Since then, nine workshops have been held, currently on a biannual schedule (website).

The 10th jubilee meeting in 2018 will be in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, hosted by Radboud University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The venue of the meeting will be the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen. The workshop will take place from July 2 to July 4 2018.

The Nijmegen workshop will have a slightly different structure from its predecessors. Pim Levelt's book Speaking was published in 1989. To commemorate the (almost) 30th anniversary of Speaking, an important aim of the workshop is to review how research in the field of language production has progressed since 1989 and to discuss where production research should go in the future. All invited speakers will tie their contribution explicitly to issues raised in one or several of the chapters in Speaking.


Levelt-- Speaking

Left: Speaking, by Willem Levelt. Right: The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Where and when:

Jul 2-4, 2018

Max-Planck-Institute, Nijmegen

Antje Meyer
Ardi Roelofs
Laurel Brehm
Scientific committee:
Victor Ferreira, University of California, San Diego
Albert Costa, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
F.-Xavier Alario, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille
Adam Buchwald, New York University
Alissa Melinger, University of Dundee
Language In Interaction Consortium
Donders Institute
iwlp2018 [at] mpi.nl (iwlp2018[at]mpi[dot]nl)


Poster abstracts (in alphabetical order by first author)

Keynote abstracts (in order of talk)

Poster Session 1 

Form encoding & articulation1Ardi Roelofs150 years after Donders: Replication and modeling of his speech production latencies

Form encoding & articulation2Kiara F. Abad Bruzzo, Annett B. Jorschick & Joana CholinIndependent vs. shared syllable-representations in late Spanish-German bilinguals 

Form encoding & articulation3Mariam AlOrifan, Arpita Bose & Lotte MeteyardMeasuring the interaction of semantic processes and articulatory complexity in healthy adults  

Form encoding & articulation4Audrey Bürki & Malte ViebahnPlasticity and transfer in the language system: Exposure to syllables in perception changes their subsequent production

Form encoding & articulation5Matthias K. Franken, Daniel J. Acheson, James M. McQueen, Peter Hagoort & Frank EisnerOpposing and following responses in sensorimotor speech control: Why responses go both ways

Form encoding & articulation6Solène Hameau  & Lyndsey Nickels Phonological neighbourhood density and frequency in English picture naming: Australian and British behavioural data and computational modelling. 

Form encoding & articulation7Sarah T. Irons & Simon J. Fischer-BaumPhonetic correlates of sublexical contributions to reading aloud familiar words

Form encoding & articulation8M. Lancheros, A-L Jouen, A-L & M. LaganaroTime course and neural signature of speech phonetic planning as compared to non-speech motor planning 

Form encoding & articulation9Qiang Liu, Bryan B. Holbrook, Alan H. Kawamoto & Peter KrauseArticulatory and acoustic latency indices of articulatory level effects in the naming of monosyllabic stimuli

Form encoding & articulation10Antje Lorenz, Stefanie Regel, Pienie Zwitserlood & Rasha Abdel RahmanSemantic interference and morphological facilitation in noun-noun compound production: Evidence from event-related brain potentials

Form encoding & articulation11Merel Maslowski, Antje S. Meyer & Hans Rutger BoskerSelf-produced speech rate is processed differently from other talkers’ rates

Form encoding & articulation12Brett R. Myers & Duane G. WatsonThe role of metrical stress in phonological encoding during speech production

Form encoding & articulation13Megan Palmer, Britta Biedermann, Solène Hameau, Anne Whitworth & Lyndsey NickelsEffects of phonological neighbourhood density and frequency in mono-and bilingual speakers with aphasia 

Form encoding & articulation14Qingqing Qu & Markus F. DamianPhoneme as a planning unit in Chinese spoken language production: Evidence from ERPs

Form encoding & articulation15Joe Rodd, Hans Rutger Bosker, Mirjam Ernestus, Antje S. Meyer & Louis ten Bosch,Running or speed-walking? Simulations of speech production at different rates

Form encoding & articulation16Andus Wing-Kuen Wong, Jie Wang & Hsuan-Chih Chen Time course of syllabic and sub-syllabic encoding in spoken word production: Evidence from Cantonese Chinese

Form encoding & articulation17Jie Wang, Andus Wing-Kuen Wong, Yiu-Kei Tsang, Suiping Wang & Hsuan-Chih ChenSeparating the effects of segment repetition and segment predictability: A masked onset effect in the Mandarin form-preparation task

Form encoding & articulation18Chen Shen & Esther JanseArticulatory control and executive control in speech production

Form encoding & articulation19Ivan Yuen, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel & Katherine Demuth Task effects in prosodic planning

Attention & Monitoring20Danbi Ahn, Tamar H. Gollan, Matthew J. Abbott & Victor S. FerreiraLanguage control in production y comprehension: Are good language-switch producers also good language-switch comprehenders?

Attention & Monitoring21Amie Fairs, Sara Bögels & Antje S. Meyer Serial or parallel dual-task language processing: Production planning and comprehension are not carried out in parallel

Attention & Monitoring22Suzanne JongmanWhat does it take to produce a word: Certain brain states or cognitive control?

Attention & Monitoring23Malgorzata Korko, Paul de Mornay Davies, Alexander Jones & Mark CoulsonWithin-language interference and its control.

Attention & Monitoring24Sieb Nooteboom & Hugo Quené Timing and selective attention in self-monitoring

Attention & Monitoring25Mija Vandek, Petar Gabrić, Iva Kužina, Vlasta Erdeljac & Martina Sekulić SovićVerbal fluency and working memory interaction

Gesture & sign26Francie Manhardt, Beyza Sümer, Susanne Brouwer & Asli ÖzyürekIconicity matters: Signers and speakers view spatial relations differently prior to linguistic production

Gesture & sign27Ana Murteira, Paul F. Sowman & Lyndsey NickelsDoes gesture observation affect action picture naming? Evidence from unimpaired speakers and people with aphasia

Gesture & sign28Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas, Javier Valenzuela, Peter Uhrig & Daniel Alcaraz CarriónProduction patterns in the language and gesture of time expressions

Lexical selection29Raphaël Fargier & Marina LaganaroLanguage production across the lifespan: Insights from inferential naming

Lexical selection30Nora Fieder, Isabell Wartenburger & Rasha Abdel RahmanA close call: Interference from semantic neighbourhood density and semantic neighbourhood distance

Lexical selection31Arushi Garg, Vitória Piai, James McQueen & Ardi RoelofsThe perception-production interface: Insights from cumulative semantic effects

Lexical selection32Florian Hintz, Suzanne R. Jongman, James M. McQueen & Antje S. Meyer,Individual differences in word production: Evidence from students with diverse educational backgrounds

Lexical selection33Jan KuipersSemantic context effects in word production play a role up to response initiation   

Lexical selection34Andreas Mädebach, Stefan Wöhner & Jörg D. JescheniakOpening a file drawer – surprisingly robust evidence for semantic interference from distractor pictures in picture naming

Lexical selection35Gary M. OppenheimEndogenous competition in normal word production 

Lexical selection36Elena Rossetto, Jana Klaus & Vitória Piai,The lexical nature of alpha-beta desynchronisation in context-driven word production 

Lexical selection37Margit Scheibel & Peter Indefrey Effects of visual perception on lexical selection and the role of shape details in object naming

Lexical selection38Cornelia van Scherpenberg, Hellmuth Obrig & Rasha Abdel RahmanInvestigating semantic context effects on language production with a combined eye tracking and picture naming paradigm

Lexical selection39Melanie Vitkovitch & Sabrina IqbalEvidence for modification of the cumulative semantic interference effect when the names for pictures have previously been retrieved from definitions.

Lexical selection40Anne Vogt, Barbara Kaup & Rasha Abdel Rahman,Spatial cues influence lexical-semantic processing

Syntactic encoding41Sophie M. Hardy, Katrien Segaert & Linda WheeldonAgeing and sentence production: Impaired lexical access in the context of intact syntactic planning

Syntactic encoding42Evan Kidd, Rachel Nordlinger & Gabriela Garrido Sentence production in a free word order language (Murrinhpatha)

Syntactic encoding43Sin Hang Lau, Shota Momma & Victor S. Ferreira Learning structural alternations: What tells learners how to generalize? 

Syntactic encoding44Svetlana Malyutina, Yevgeniy Lapin & Maria TerekhinaPredictability effects and lexical diversity in sentence completion by younger and older adults

Syntactic encoding45Yvonne PorteleStructural priming in language production: The case of the German passive

Syntactic encoding46Joost Rommers, Gary Dell & Aaron BenjaminPredictable words leave production-like traces in memory

Syntactic encoding47Xiaogang Wu & Johannes GerwienSyntactic encoding in the face of context

Syntactic encoding48Chi Zhang, Sarah Bernolet & Robert J. HartsuikerDissociating explicit memory from implicit learning in structural priming

Syntactic encoding49Liming ZhaoThe development of lexical planning scope and its impact on speech fluency

Syntactic encoding50Yangzi Zhou, Holly Branigan & Martin PickeringDiscriminating conceptualization vs formulation influence on referential choices: Evidence from similarity-based interference effects in Mandarin Chinese

        Poster Session 2 

Bilingualism51Asma Assaneea, Linda Wheeldon & Andrea KrottHigh lexical selection demands when switching into L1 versus switching into L2

Bilingualism52Wouter P. J. Broos, Wouter Duyck & Robert J. HartsuikerDelayed picture naming in a second language

Bilingualism53Alexandra S. Dylman & Christopher BarryPriming L2 distractors when naming pictures in L1: A picture-word study with Swedish-English bilinguals

Bilingualism54Taomei Guo, Chunyan Kang, Fengyang Ma & Judith F. KrollERP evidence for the relationship between executive function and language control in bilingual word production

Bilingualism55Natalia Kartushina & Clara MartinShort and long-term effects of foreign-language learning on bilinguals' production in both their languages

Bilingualism56Hamutal Kreiner & Eva SmolkaProduction of grammatical gender agreement: What can we learn from the differences between bilingual and monolingual speakers?

Bilingualism57Alissa Melinger & Conor Ross Codability and sociolinguistic variants: How do we select between dialectal alternatives? 

Bilingualism58Merel Muylle, Sarah Bernolet & Robert J. HartsuikerDevelopment of shared syntactic representations in second language learning: Evidence from syntactic priming 

Bilingualism59Chara Tsoukala, Stefan Frank, Mirjam Broersma & Antal van den BoschCode-switching patterns en un modelo computacional: simulating code-switching in a bilingual sentence-production model.

Bilingualism60Xiaochen Zheng, Ardi Roelofs, Jason Farquhar & Kristin LemhöferMonitoring language selection errors in switching: Not all about conflict.

Bilingualism61Iva IvanovaBilingual - and monolingual? - language control mechanisms

Bilingualism62Carla Contemori & Iva IvanovaBilinguals’ referential choice in common and privileged ground

Disordered production63Inés Antón-Méndez, Paz Suárez-Coalla & Fernando Cuetos Some syntactic deficits in dyslexia are independent of phonological deficits

Disordered production64Arpita Bose, Jorge Gonzalez Alonso & Lotte MeteyardCompound production in aphasia: Contributions of semantic transparency and imageability

Disordered production65Ileana L. Camerino, Nathalie H. Meyer, Joanna M. Sierpowska, Anil M. Tuladhar, Andrew T. Reid, Roy P.C. Kessels, Frank-Erik de Leeuw & Vitória PiaiRole of white matter lesions in cerebral small vessel disease:  A voxel-based lesion symptom mapping study of language production. 

Disordered production66Joana Cholin, Annett B. Jorschick, Sabrina Heiler, Alexander Whillier & Martin SommerLexical and post-lexical factors in dysfluency anticipation in adults who stutter

Disordered production67Simon Fischer-Baum, Sarah Irons & Gary Oppenheim Breaking the Dark Side: A computational neuropsychological approach

Disordered production68K.J. Forseth & N. TandonFrom theory to substrate: Using psycholinguistic features to decode function from cortical dynamics

Disordered production69Dmetri Hayes & Susanne GahlIndividual differences in effects of phonological neighborhood density in aphasia

Disordered production70Nikki Janssen, Ardi Roelofs & Roy P.C. KesselsSpoken language production in Primary Progressive Aphasia: Differentiation of variants 

Disordered production71Jana Klaus, Dennis Schutter & Vitória PiaiOscillatory brain responses in language production following transient disruption of the left middle temporal gyrus: A cTBS-EEG study

Disordered production72Anna Rosenkranz, Arpita Bose & Eva Belke Semantic and letter fluency performance in people with aphasia: Analysis of additional performance measures 

Disordered production73Joanna Sierpowska, Patricia León-Cabrera, Àngels Camins, Montserrat Juncadella, Andreu Gabarrós & Antoni Rodríguez-FornellsSevere transitory language impairment after tumor resection preserved inner thinking processes and external-world comprehension: a single case observation

Dialogue & speaker-specificity74Myrto Grigoroglou & Anna PapafragouChildren’s adjustments to listener needs in spontaneous event descriptions

Dialogue & speaker-specificity75Anna K. Kuhlen & Rasha Abdel RahmanLexical access on behalf of task partner: Electrophysiological insights from joint picture naming

Dialogue & speaker-specificity76Hsin-pei Lin, Anna K. Kuhlen & Rasha Abdel RahmanThe effects of socially shared Information on semantic context facilitatory effects

Dialogue & speaker-specificity77Sara Schneider, Adolfo Ramirez-Aristizabal, Carol Gavilan & Christopher KelloComplexity matching in the sounds and words of Spanish and English conversations

Dialogue & speaker-specificity78Anita Tobar, Hugh Rabagliati & Holly BraniganIs the tendency to lexically entrain stable within individuals?

Dialogue & speaker-specificity79Elli N. Tourtouri, Les Sikos & Matthew W. CrockerReferential overspecification as a rational strategy

Lexical selection80Evangelia Balatsou, Guillaume Thierry & Gary M. OppenheimEndogenous or exogenous? Testing competition accounts of name agreement effects in picture naming with event-related potentials.

Lexical selection81Annie R. Blazer, Evangelia Balatsou & Gary M. OppenheimPersistent changes reduce error in semantic-to-lexical mappings: cumulative semantic interference in a three-session norming study 

Lexical selection82Monique CharestCumulative semantic interference effects in school-age children

Lexical selection83Boris Forthmann, Jens Bölte, Benjamin Stauch & René MichelInterference prevails? A quantitative research synthesis of the picture-word interference paradigm

Lexical selection84H.S. Gauvin, K. Jensen, K. Ramajoo, K.L. McMahon & G.I. de ZubicarayInterference and facilitation in spoken word production due to diagnostic colour features 

Lexical selection85Taha HusainThe effect of lexical neighborhood on semantic satiation

Lexical selection86Jörg D. Jescheniak, Anna-Maria Markuske & Andreas MädebachWhen does reading dirty words impede picture processing? Taboo interference with verbal and manual responses

Lexical selection87A.L. Jouen, A.L. & M. LaganaroOnomatopoeia, speech or not? Validation of a database onomatopoeia’s production

Lexical selection88Giulia Krethlow, Raphaël Fargier & Marina LaganaroInfluence of semantic association networks on the speed of word production across the lifespan

Lexical selection89Mikhail Sopov, Alexey Starodubtsev & Kirill MiroshnikThe distractor lexicality effect in picture-word interference paradigm 

Syntactic encoding90Susana Araújo, Agnieszka Konopka, Antje Meyer, Peter Hagoort & Kirsten Weber,Effects of verb position on sentence planning

Syntactic encoding91Atsuko Takashima, Antje Meyer, Peter Hagoort & Kirsten WeberLexical and syntactic memory representations for sentence production: Effects of lexicality and verb arguments

Syntactic encoding92Julie Bannon, L. Kathleen Oliver, Debra Harding & Karin R. HumphreysErrors and time courses in spoken versus written production

Syntactic encoding93Monica L. Do & Elsi KaiserThe role of syntax and semantics on production planning

Syntactic encoding94Elise W.M. Hopman & Maryellen C. MacDonaldA little production practice provides a big boost in language learning. 

Syntactic encoding95Andrew Jessop & Franklin ChangThe relative clause asymmetry is shaped by role tracking difficulties

Syntactic encoding96Amanda Kelley & Gary DellImplicit or explicit? Examining verb bias learning through reversal

Syntactic encoding97Shota Momma & Victor S. Ferreira Filling the gap in gap-filling: long-distance dependency processing in sentence production

Syntactic encoding98Monique Flecken & Johannes GerwienIt’s time to prime time!

Syntactic encoding99Mikihiro TanakaPriming the metonymic expressions in sentence production

Syntactic encoding100Javier Valenzuela, Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas, Peter Uhrig & Daniel Alcaraz CarriónTalking about temporal events: what oral production tells us about time conceptualization

Call for Posters & Abstract Submission

Call for Posters

All workshop participants are invited to submit abstracts for the poster sessions. We welcome posters presenting theoretical, experimental and/or computational research on any aspect of normal or disordered language production.

Poster submissions should be sent to iwlp2018 [at] mpi.nl (iwlp2018[at]mpi[dot]nl) with the word Abstract in the subject line. Poster abstracts should be limited to 300 words and submitted in the body of the message in plain text. Please be sure to indicate author names and affiliations in the message. Please also indicate if you are eligible and would like to be considered for our student travel award. Due to space limitations, we can only accept one first-authored submission per individual.

Student Travel Award

We are pleased to announce a student travel award at IWLP 2018 for graduate and undergraduate students, sponsored by the Language in Interaction Consortium (https://www.languageininteraction.nl/).

A 500 euro stipend and two 100 euro registration fee waivers will be awarded to the presenter of the best poster and two runner ups. Please indicate in your submission if you are eligible and would like to be considered.

Important Dates

Poster abstract submissions open: December 1, 2017

Poster abstract submissions close: April 30, 2018 at 23:59 in UTC-12. (AKA: submissions are still open while it is April 30 anywhere in the world)

Abstract acceptance notification: Within one month after submission

Workshop dates: July 2-4, 2018

Poster Guidelines

Posters can be horizontally (preferred) or vertically oriented with a maximum of size A0

Travel, Accommodations, Restaurants

Bicycle Rental

Rijwielshop at Nijmegen central station:
7 Euro per day

Oversteegen at the Waalkade:
9 Euro per day


Accommodations in Nijmegen are limited. Early booking is highly recommended!


Hampshire Hotel - Holthurnsche Hof

Address: Zevenheuvelenweg 48A, 6571 CK, Berg en Dal

Phone: +31 (0)24 684 1744



Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent

Address: Hertog Eduardplein 4, 6663 AN Nijmegen

Phone: +31 (0)24 792 0200



Hotel Credible

Address: Hertogstraat 1, 6511 RV Nijmegen

Phone: +31 (0)24 322 0498


Air BnB in Nijmegen


Regular (before May 30)



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230 Euro

125 Euro

Late (after May 30)



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Code of Conduct

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming, safe and productive environment for all who attend our events. We will not tolerate any form of intimidation, harassment, or disrespectful conduct.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments and inappropriate or demeaning language related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event (without refund).

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, contact an event organiser immediately, in person or via the workshop email iwlp2018 [at] mpi.nl (iwlp2018[at]mpi[dot]nl).

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