XIV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics


The XIV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics (ISP) will be held from the 10th to the 13th April 2019 in Tarragona (Spain). It will be organized by the Research Group in Psycholinguistics of the University Rovira i Virgili. The ISP is an international meeting point for those interested in any field related to research in psycholinguistics: stages of language comprehension and production (orthographic and phonological processing, word recognition, semantic representation and access, morphosyntactic processing, discourse processing…), brain and language, bilingualism, the interplay between language and other basic psychological processes (e.g., language-emotion interactions), developmental psycholinguistics (e.g., language acquisition and loss), language-related disorders and pathologies (e.g., aphasia), research methods on psycholinguistics, applied psycholinguistics… and a long etcetera.

The origins of this symposium go back to 1993, when a small group of psycholinguists organized the “I Simposio de Psicolingüística” in Tenerife. Since then, the symposium has been held in different parts of Spain every two years, the previous edition being the first to be held abroad (in Braga, Portugal).

Edition Year Place
I 1993 Tenerife
II 1995 Tarragona
III 1997 Oviedo
IV 1999 Madrid
V 2001 Granada
VI 2003 Barcelona
VII 2005 Valencia
VIII 2007 Palma de Mallorca
IX 2009 Santiago de Compostela
X 2011 San Sebastián
XI 2013 Tenerife
XII 2015 Valencia
XIII 2017 Braga
XIV 2019 Tarragona

After 24 years the symposium returns to Tarragona, the location for its second edition (1995), with some of the people involved at that time still active at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and other educational and research institutions. 

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Group photo of the participants in the II Symposium (Tarragona, 1995).