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LINGUIST List 18.3568

Thu Nov 29 2007

Calls: General Ling/UK

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

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        1.    Stephanie Pourcel, Language, Communication and Cognition

Message 1: Language, Communication and Cognition
Date: 27-Nov-2007
From: Stephanie Pourcel <s.pourcelbton.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: 02-Dec-2007

Meeting Description

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

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

Due to multiple requests for further time to submit abstracts, the deadline for
submission to the Conference on Language, Communication and Cognition (Brighton
Aug 4-7 2008) has been extended until Sunday 2nd December 2007.

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

lease 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: December 2nd 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

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