Mental Lexicon 2020

The 12th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon will be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada , Canada from the evening of October 6  to the evening of October  9, 2020 at the lovely Queen’s Landing hotel. The conference brings together psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and computational research on the representation and processing of words in the mind/brain. We are currently accepting abstract submissions for platform and poster presentations. As in previous years, we anticipate an excellent selection of oral and poster presentations on topics that range from models of the representation and processing of words in the mind and brain to neurolinguistic studies of lexical impairment.

The conference will include both 15-minute platform presentations and poster sessions on each day. The language of the conference is English.

As in previous years, a special journal issue resulting from the conference is planned.


The Twelfth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon will include two special events.

Pre-Conference Event: Tuesday, October 6

Mobilizing research to address community challenges

This special event will bring together researchers, partners, and community stakeholders to work together to understand immediate needs community and industry needs related to language and language processing.

Post-conference Event: Saturday, October 10

Tutorials and Workshops: Language in the world — new approaches to data collection, analysis and knowledge translation.
The post-conference special Workshop day will highlight the latest developments in methods of language science that enable and augment real-world applications.


The conference website at will provide additional details for all events. Queries and questions can be emailed to

We are looking forward to seeing you in the Niagara region in Canada. Niagara-on-the-Lake is 20 kilometers from Niagara Falls, 60 kilometers from Buffalo, New York, and 120 kilometers from Toronto, Canada. It is served by two large airports: Toronto and Buffalo, as well as by Hamilton Airport. It is our hope that the natural beauty and history of this wine-making region and the comfort of the Georgian-style hotel venue will add to your enjoyment of the event.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Lori Buchanan
Victor Kuperman
Gary Libben

Want to tweet about the conference? Go ahead, using #mentallex2020!

Questions? You can contact the organizing committee at