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LINGUIST List 18.3334

Sun Nov 11 2007

Calls: General Ling/UK; Historical Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Vyv Evans, Language, Communication and Cognition
        2.    Laura Wright, Sixth International Conference on Middle English

Message 1: Language, Communication and Cognition
Date: 08-Nov-2007
From: Vyv Evans <vyv.evansbrighton.ac.uk>
Subject: Language, Communication and Cognition
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Full Title: Language, Communication and Cognition

Date: 04-Aug-2008 - 07-Aug-2008
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Vyv Evans
Meeting Email: LCCBrighton.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.languageandcognition.net

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 26-Nov-2007

Meeting Description

Conference on Language, Communication and Cognition
University of Brighton, August 4th-7th 2008, Brighton, UK
Website: www.languageandcognition.net

Final Call for Papers

Conference on Language, Communication and Cognition
University of Brighton, August 4th-7th 2008, Brighton, UK
Website: www.languageandcognition.net

The conference on Language, Communication and Cognition aims to promote an
interdisciplinary, comparative, multi-methodological approach to the study of
language, communication and cognition, informed by method and practice as
developed in Cognitive Linguistics. The objective is to contribute to our
understanding of language as a key aspect of human cognition, using converging
and multi-disciplinary methodologies, based upon cross-linguistic,
cross-cultural, and cross-population comparisons.

The conference will address the following themes:
- Language, creativity and imagination
- Language in use
- Meaning and grammar
- Communication, conceptualisation and gesture
- Language and its influence on thought
- Language acquisition and conceptual development
- Origins and evolution of language and mind

Keynote Speakers

The following distinguished scholars will be giving keynote lectures relating to
the conference themes:

Lera Boroditsky, Stanford University
Herbert H. Clark, Stanford University
Adele Goldberg, Princeton University
Sotaro Kita, Birmingham University
George Lakoff, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Theme Sessions

In addition to a General Session and a Poster Session, there will be 6
specially-convened theme sessions, with specially invited discussants. These
are as follows:

1. The socio-cultural, cognitive and neurological bases of metaphor
Discussants: George Lakoff and Vyv Evans
2. Cognitive and social processes in language use
Discussants: Herbert Clark and Paul Hopper

3. Constructional approaches to grammar and first language acquisition
Discussants: Adele Goldberg and Eve Clark

4. The role of gesture in communication and cognition
Discussants: Sotaro Kita and Alan Cienki

5. The social and cognitive bases of language evolution
Discussants: Chris Sinha and Michael Tomasello

6. Linguistic relativity: Evidence and methods
Discussants: Lera Boroditsky and Dan Slobin

Submission of abstracts

Submissions are solicited for the general session, the theme sessions, and the
poster session. The abstract guidelines for all sessions are as follows:

- Abstracts should not exceed 500 words - references are excluded from this count
- Abstracts should clearly indicate a presentation title
- Abstracts should be anonymous for purposes of blind peer-review
- Abstracts should be formatted as Word, RTF or PDF documents
- Abstracts should be submitted electronically to LCCbrighton.ac.uk

Please include the following information in the main body of your email:

- title and name of author(s)
- affiliation
- email address for correspondence
- presentation title
- 3-5 keywords
- preferred session for presentation: either general session, poster session, or
theme session (please specify theme session number or title)

Please include the following information in the subject header of your email:

- ''Abstract Submission - author(s) name(s)''

Abstract Deadline: November 26th 2007

For full details please consult the conference website:

The conference is organised by Vyv Evans and St├ęphanie Pourcel

The conference email address is LCCbrighton.ac.uk

Web details are available at: www.languageandcognition.net
Message 2: Sixth International Conference on Middle English
Date: 07-Nov-2007
From: Laura Wright <lcw21cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Sixth International Conference on Middle English
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Full Title: Sixth International Conference on Middle English
Short Title: ICOME6

Date: 24-Jul-2008 - 26-Jul-2008
Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Laura Wright
Meeting Email: icome6english.cam.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/icome6/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

The Sixth International Conference on Middle English is to be held at the
University of Cambridge, UK, 24-26 July 2008. It will continue the series of
ICOME conferences, held at Rydzyna, Poland (1994), Helsinki, Finland (1997),
Dublin, Ireland (1999), Vienna, Austria (2002) and Naples, Italy (2005).
Like its predecessors, the conference will cover all aspects of the study of
Middle English language and texts, providing a common forum for scholars from
disciplines such as historical English linguistics and the study of Middle
English literature and culture.

ICOME 6 will include sessions on Middle English language and linguistics,
textual studies, and literature. The conference begins on Thursday 24th July and
finishes on Saturday 26th July. Plenary papers will be given by the following:

Roger Lass (Cape Town)
Margaret Laing (Edinburgh)
Gabriella Mazzon (Cagliari)
Ad Putter (Bristol)

Participants are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations (to be
followed by 10-minute discussions) on any topic within the above mentioned
areas. Such proposals should be submitted in the form of 400-word abstracts and
should be sent to the organising committee by the 31st January 2008. Abstracts
should be in .doc or .rtf format (preferably in Times 12 fonts) and sent by
e-mail to icome6english.cam.ac.uk. Notice of acceptance will be sent in March
2008. Participants can also submit proposals for workshops or panels on specific
topics; such proposals should reach the organising committee no later than the
27th December 2007.

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