Call for Papers: Deadline in 1 week

The deadline to submit papers for our two conferences over the next two years is only one week away, on the 1st May 2015. The details of both conferences are below.

Conference 1: Pervasive context: the problems and the solutions.

Dates: 24th – 25th October 2015

Venue: Peking University, Beijing

Invited speakers:
Professor Emma Borg (University of Reading)
Dr. Nathaniel Hansen (University of Reading)
Professor Robyn Carston (University College London)
Professor Francois Recanati (Institute Jean Nicod)
Professor Chuang Ye (Peking University)


Conference 2: Pervasive context: ramifications and next directions.

Dates: 25th – 26th June 2016

Venue: University of Reading, Reading

Deadline for both conferences: May 1st 2015


Submissions are welcomed on any issues connected to the project theme of pervasive context-sensitivity in natural language.

  • For Conference 1: ‘Pervasive context: the problems and the solutions’, papers which discuss foundational issues or which advance understanding of extant positions may be given preference.
  • For Conference 2: ‘Pervasive context: ramifications and next directions’, papers discussing the implications of pervasive context for typical and non-typical language development, specific empirical applications of extant programmes, or future directions for research are particularly welcome.

All papers will be evaluated for their originality, quality, potential impact or reach, and relevance to the conference. For each conference, up to four papers will be selected through open competition.

Papers should be prepared for blind review (title page with author information should be submitted together with an anonymised version of the paper as separate documents) and should be suitable for a 40-45 minute presentation. Please include full contact details and affiliation on a separate first page of your submission. These details will be removed prior to the review process, which will be double-blind.

The project is able to contribute some funds for travel and accommodation for speakers, although this can only be confirmed after the 31st July 2015.

Submissions should be sent via email to the following