AMLaP Asia was created as the Asian venue for presenting and discussing research on cognitive, neuroscientific and computational mechanisms implicated in human language processing and learning. The first AMLaP Asia conference was successfully held in 2018 at University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The second AMLaP Asia conference was supposed to occur in 2020 but was eventually cancelled due to the pandemic.

Now that travel restrictions are largely lifted, we are re-opening the conference. The conference will be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year) in Hong Kong.

We welcome submissions of empirical findings on various aspects of language. Topics in past AMLaP or AMLaP Asia conferences have included (but are not limited to): speech recognition and production, word recognition and production, sentence comprehension and production, discourse comprehension, dialogue, language disorder, language learning, bilingualism, language and the brain, language and cognition. Methodologies used in past presentations include (but are not limited to): reaction times, categorical judgement, verbal responses, eye movement, computational modelling, EEG, fMRI, PET, fNIRS, tDCS, data mining, corpus studies.

  • The location and time of the main conference Location:
    • Lecture Theatre 1, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
    • Date: December 1-3, 2023
    • Time: 8:50-17:20

  • The location and time of the pre-conference workshop
    • Lecture Theatre 1, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
    • Date: November 30, 2023
    • Time: 9:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00

We are currently in the process of inviting keynote speakers, and thus far, we have the following confirmed keynote speakers.

Dale Barr
University of Glasgow

Catherine McBride
Purdue University

Susan Goldin-Meadow
University of Chicago

Ping Li
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Patrick Wong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Richard Futrell
University of California, Irvine


  • Abstract submission opens: April 1st, 2023
  • Abstract submission deadline: June 1st, 2023
  • Abstract acceptance notification: September 1st, 2023
  • Early Registration deadline: October 15th, 2023

Posters should be in portrait, with the following specifications:

  • Maximum poster height: 120 cm
  • Maximum poster width: 80 cm

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Topic: Simulating power in linear mixed-effects models
Lecturer: Dr Dale Barr (University of Glasgow)

Date: November 30th, 2023 (morning and afternoon sessions)

Join us for a practical one-day workshop aimed at conference attendees who are interested in utilizing linear/logit mixed-effects models in their research. Led by Dr. Dale Barr from the University of Glasgow, this workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to simulating power in linear mixed-effects models. Participants are required to bring their own laptops and have R installed beforehand. Basic knowledge of R is also recommended to make the most of the workshop.

Topic: Bilingual Profile of Interpreters and Translators
Organizer: Prof. Yanping Dong (Zhejiang University)

Date: To be announced (part of the main conference)

As part of the main conference, we are pleased to present a symposium on the Bilingual Profile of Interpreters and Translators. Organized by Prof. Yanping Dong from Zhejiang University, this symposium will delve into the fascinating subject of bilingualism and its impact on language professionals. More details about the time and schedule will be announced soon.

Registration is required to attend the conference. Although the conference is free of charge, priority will be given to authors of accepted abstracts. In the event that the number of registrations exceeds the venue capacity, seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, taking into consideration the relevance of the conference to each participant. To secure your place at the conference, please register by clicking the link below.

We will aim to confirm your registration as soon as possible. Please note that your registration is complete ONLY after you have received a confirmation email from us.

Join us for a delightful conference dinner on December 2nd. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow attendees and enjoy a memorable evening in a relaxed setting. More details about the conference dinner will be provided.

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and offers visa-free visits for nationals of many countries, allowing them to stay for a limited period. To determine if you require a visa to visit Hong Kong, please check the official website [link] for the most up-to-date information. Chinese nationals living in mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, or overseas are advised to visit [link] for visa consultation and should also consult their employer regarding visas for conference attendance in Hong Kong.

Experience the vibrant blend of modernity and natural beauty in Hong Kong. With its iconic skylines, lush green hills, secluded beaches, and picturesque rural landscapes, Hong Kong offers a unique and diverse experience for visitors. To explore more about Hong Kong's attractions and plan your visit, please visit [link]. The average temperature in December ranges between 15 and 20°C, providing a pleasant climate for outdoor activities. For convenient transportation information within Hong Kong, we recommend using the Citymapper App.

Several hotels in Shatin offer convenient accommodation options for conference attendees. Please consider the following hotels when making your reservations:

For those who would like to stay in Hyatt Shatin (the hotel next to CUHK), there is a CUHK rate that we have just managed to obtain from the hotel.

Room with Breakfast:

Available booking period:             30 November – 5 December 2023
Cancellation Policy:                     48 hours Prior To 11:59 Pm Local Time The Day Of Arrival
Booking link cut off day:                9 November 2023

The conference venue (Yasumoto International Academic Park) is located at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shatin (for a map click here.). It is easily accessible via various transportation options:

  • From the airport, you can take Airport Bus A41 to Sha Tin Central Bus Terminus, then walk to Sha Tin MTR station. From there, take the East Rail Line to the University station. This journey takes approximately 100 minutes and costs HK$24.40.
  • Another option is to take the Airport Express to Tsing Yi, then transfer to the Tung Chung Line to Nam Cheong. From Nam Cheong, take the West Rail Line to Hung Hom and finally the East Rail Line to the University station. This route takes approximately 80 minutes and costs HK$65.00.
  • If you prefer a taxi, the journey from the airport to the conference venue takes around 40 minutes and costs approximately HK$320.

Contact: Please send your inquiries to