Mental Lexicon 2022

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

We have missed you and we are very happy to announce that the 12th Mental Lexicon conference will be held in person beginning on the evening of October 11 and concluding in the afternoon of October 14, 2022 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

The conference will bring together psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and computational research on the representation and processing of words in the mind/brain. The conference encourages a variety of perspectives on lexical representation and processing.

More than just a conference.  Almost 25 years ago, the International Conference on the Mental Lexicon was created with a goal of creating a collegial and supportive environment for the reporting and development of cutting-edge research on lexical representation and processing.  The planning of the Twelfth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon is built upon that tradition, particularly now that we emerge nationally and internationally from a period in which it is been very difficult to hold in-person meetings and to interact with colleagues.

 The conference will be fully in-person. As in the past, there will be no parallel sessions, so that we can maximize interaction among all attendees. Special sessions will be designed to advance the careers of students and post-doctoral fellows, and the conference will include planning sessions for new collaborative international initiatives

A conference setting in Canadian Wine Country. This is the second time this conference will be held in the Niagara region in Canada, and 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.

Airport Access from Canada and the USA. Niagara-on-the-Lake is near the Canada-USA border. It is about 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.

The Abstract deadline was April 30, 2022. As in previous meetings, the conference will include both 15-minute platform presentations and poster sessions each day.

Up-to-date information can be found here at the conference website or you can contact us by email at

We are hoping to see you in Niagara-on-the-Lake in October!


Lori Buchanan

Victor Kuperman

Gary Libben


Here is a link to the Conference Venue (Queen’s Landing Hotel)

Here is a link to a Niagara-on-the-Lake tourism website

Here is a link to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Shaw theatre festival.