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Full Title: Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition

   
Short Title: CILC
Location: Odense, Denmark
Start Date: 12-Sep-2012 - 14-Sep-2012
Contact: Sune Vork Steffensen
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.sdu.dk/cilc2012
Meeting Description: The Distributed Language Group and the Institute of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, cordially invite you to take part in the 1st International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition (CILC).

In recent years, cognitive science has been increasingly influenced by a distributed approach to cognition. On the distributed view, cognition is traced to how human beings integrate neural, bodily and extra-corporeal events and activities. Cognition goes beyond the brain and the individual body, and its basis lies in interactivity or how agents connect with each other both directly and through material and symbolic artifacts. Taking this approach into the realm of human language, language is viewed as a shared activity of languaging, with emphasis falling on how the materiality of symbolic resources constrains the bodily and cognitive dynamics of human beings. Accordingly, a distributed approach to language and cognition is pursued by treating languaging as pivotal to social, cultural and biological development and maintenance. Thus description and explanation of linguistic activities are carried out with regard to verbal patterns, sociocultural practices, and, just as crucially, the real-time embodied interactivity that links people within their environments.

Invited Speakers:

David Kirsh (University of California at San Diego)
Nigel Love (University of Cape Town)
Bert Hodges (Gordon College and University of Connecticut)
Susan Duncan (University of Chicago)
Alexander Kravchenko (Baikal National University of Economics and Law)
Steve Thorne (Portland State University and University of Groningen)
Stephen Cowley (University of Hertfordshire)

Conference Fees:

Registration fee for participants is 200 EURO (before 1 June 2012) and 225 EURO (no later than 15 August 2012). For Ph.D. students and participants from countries listed as ‘low economic resources countries’ by the World Bank, the fee is 120 EURO. Fees include the conference kit, lunches and coffee breaks (conference dinner is not included).
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.2519


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