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LINGUIST List 19.846

Thu Mar 13 2008

Calls: Cognitive Sci/South Korea; Anthropological Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Chungmin Lee, 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science
        2.    Søren Wichmann, The Swadesh Centenary Conference

Message 1: 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science
Date: 13-Mar-2008
From: Chungmin Lee <cleesnu.ac.kr>
Subject: 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science
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Full Title: 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science
Short Title: ICCS6-2008-Korea

Date: 27-Jul-2008 - 29-Jul-2008
Location: Seoul, Korea, Korea, South
Contact Person: Chungmin Lee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://iccs.yonsei.kr

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 27-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

The 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science (ICCS 2008) will be held back in Korea from July 27th through 29th, 2008, eleven years after its first meeting in Korea. It aims at being a forum for international researchers to present their works in the area of, or related to, cognitive science, following the previous conferences held in Korea (1997), Japan (1999), China (2001), Australia (2003) and Canada (2006 - in conjunction with the Cognitive Science Society Meeting).

Call for Papers

We solicit interested researchers to submit works pursuing a scientific understanding of the mind through all available methodologies, notably those of aesthetics, anthropology, artificial intelligence, computer science, education, linguistics, learning sciences, logic, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology, or any other disciplines insofar as it is deemed to be of interest to those who pursue the study of the structure of the mind, through any other newly developing methodologies that are most appropriate to promote cognitive science. Any suggestions or plans for workshops or special meetings that will form part of ICCS2008 should be addressed to the chairman of the program committee as soon as possible.

Plenary Speakers:
David Chalmers (ANU): Extending the Mind into the World
Gary Libben (U of Alberta): On the Issue of Mental Lexicon
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis): Co-composition and Argument Selection
Jean Aitchison (Oxford): Chimps, Children, and Language Origin: are there any Links?
Susan Fischer (UCSD): Getting in the Way: Sign Language Processing under Adverse Conditions
Bong-Kiun Kaang (SNU): How Stable is Long-Term Memory?
(In addition, a Japanese cognitive neuroscientist in contact.)

Workshop proposals: March 27, 2008 (the sooner the better - with the organizer's name, title and tentative number of presenters and at least a few representative prospective presenters). One workshop on quantification has been proposed by a group of Japanese linguists including Kei Yoshimoto (kyoshimotomail.tains.tohoku.ac.jp, Tohoku) together with scholars from other countries, another one on cognitive neuro-science is just under construction by an American team including Daeyeol Lee (daeyeol.leeyale.edu, Yale), another one on literacy development in Asian languages by Jeung-Reul Cho and Catherine McBride-Chang (jrchokyungnam.ac.kr, Hong Kong), another one on neuro-imaging in Asian languages by Li-Hai Tan (tanlhhku.hk, Hong Kong), and still another one on language, culture and cognition by Debi Roberson (robeddessex.ac.uk, UK) are being organized.

Paper and poster abstracts: March 27, 2008 (2-page, 12-point, single-spaced Word and PDF default margins, including crucial data and selected references, anonymously) with separate Author Info page, specifying:
1. title
2. authors
3. affiliation (faculty, postdoc, or student)
4. e-mail address and phone number
5. oral paper only, poster possible, poster only, or participant abstract (1-2 pages).

Acceptance will be notified by April 1, 2008; Full paper/abstract in camera-ready form, 2-column, 4 pages (for oral and regular poster; 1-2 pages for participant abstract poster), 12-point, single-spaced Word and PDF default margins, by May 20, 2008.

All submissions to be entered in http://iccs.yonsei.ac.kr.
(questions on workshop proposals, etc., if urgent, ask cleesnu.ac.kr))

Organizing Committee:
Chair: Chan-Sup Chung (Yonsei U)
Min-Shik Kim (Yonsei U), Sang Chul Chong (Yonsei U), Yllbyung Lee (Yonsei U), Do-Joon Yi (Yonsei U), Hyung-Chul Li (Yonsei U), Seong-Whan Lee (Korea U), Jinwoo Kim (Yonsei U).

Program Committee:
Chair: Chungmin Lee (Seoul Nat'l U)
Co-chair: Hee-Rahk Chae (HUFS)
Dedre Gentner (US), Naomi Miyake (Japan), Paul Thagard (Canada). Li Chen (China), Koiti Hasida (Japan), Charles Ling (Canada), Peter Slezak (Australia), Li-Hai Tan (Hong Kong), Bruno G, Bara (Italy), Frank Pollick (UK), Daeyeol Lee (US), Marvin Chun (US), Chu-Ren Huang (Taiwan), Yukinori Takubo (Japan).

Local: Sook Whan Cho (Sogang U), Soo-Young Lee (KAIST), Jongsup Jun (HUFS), Hyo Pil Shin (Seoul Nat'l U), Kyung-Soo Do (Sungkyunkwan U) , Woo Hyun Jung (Yeungnam U), Choongkil Lee (Seoul Nat'l U), Kichun Nam (Korea U), Kwangoh Yi (Yeungnam U), Jin-Hoon Sohn (Chungnam Nat'l U), Sung-Bae Cho (Yonsei U), Beom-mo Kang (Korea U), Byung-Tak Zhang (Seoul Nat'l U), Byong Rae Ryu (Chungnam Nat'l U), Heedon Ahn (Konkook U), ChangHo Park (Chonbuk Nat'l U), Kihyeon Kim (Seoul Nat'l U), Hyun-joo Song (Yonsei U), Jae-Woong Choe (Korea U), Hyuk-chul Kwon (Pusan Nat'l U).

Local Advisory Committee:
Key-Sun Choi (KAIST), Jin-Hyung Kim (KAIST), Kyung-Jin Kim (Seoul Nat'l U), Young-Jung Kim (Seoul Nat'l U), Jun-Soo Kwon (Seoul Nat'l U), Ik-Hwan Lee (Yonsei U), Chai-Song Hong (Seoul Nat'l U), Jung-Mo Lee (Sungkyunkwan U), Ill-Hwan Rim (HUFS), Yoo-Hun Suh (Seoul Nat'l U), Myung-Hyun Lee (Seoul Nat'l U).

Related Sister Events:
Two closely related huge international conferences will be held immediately before and after ICCS 2008, all in Seoul: The 18th International Congress of Linguists (CIL 18, July 21-26, 2008, Korea U) and the 22nd World Congress of Philosophy (WCP, July 30-Aug. 5, 2008, Seoul Nat'l U). Cross-participation in the rare academic Olympics is highly recommended for intellectuals of high caliber.

ICCS6 is hosted by The Korean Society for Cognitive Science (KSCS) in association with ICCS Steering Committee and sponsored by the Center for Cognitive Science of Yonsei University, BK Projects of Yonsei University (Psychology and Cognitive Science, Computer Science), Institute for Cognitive Science of Seoul National University, Korean Psychological Association, Cognitive Neuroscience Research Program (of Korea Ministry of Science and Technology), CIL18, and KRF/KOSEF.

Message 2: The Swadesh Centenary Conference
Date: 13-Mar-2008
From: Søren Wichmann <wichmanneva.mpg.de>
Subject: The Swadesh Centenary Conference
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Full Title: The Swadesh Centenary Conference

Date: 16-Jan-2009 - 18-Jan-2009
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Søren Wichmann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/09_SwadeshCentenary/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; History of Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2008

Meeting Description:

This conference, which celebrates the 100th year birthday of Morris Swadesh, is intended primarily to bring together scholars working on cutting-edge methods in historical linguistics and, secondarily, to assess the work and influence of Swadesh.

Søren Wichmann (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & Leiden University)
Anthony Grant (Edge Hill University)

Invited Speakers:
Mark Pagel (University of Reading)
Tandy Warnow (The University of Texas at Austin)
Eric W. Holman (University of California, Los Angeles)

Call for Papers

The American linguist Morris Swadesh (1909-1967) made outstanding contributions in a number of linguistic fields, publishing over 200 books, articles and reviews. One of the pioneers of phonemic theory and of the methodical study of seriously endangered languages, he worked on dozens of languages of North and Central America and West Africa, contributed to the study of English phonology and to efficient ways of teaching languages to military personnel and civilians, and helped promote the cause of indigenous Mexican and other Native American languages to politicians and laypeople alike. He is most widely known for his interests in historical relations between language families across the world, and on quantitative historical linguistic techniques (glottochronology and especially lexicostatistics) using as data source diagnostic vocabularies which have become known as Swadesh lists.

Despite much bad press, lexicostatistics and glottochronology have lived on, seen various developments, and have been applied to languages around the globe. Moreover, diagnostic word lists from perhaps around a third of the world's languages have accumulated in the literature or on the internet, providing a unique resource for the investigation of the lexical behavior of languages in areal and genealogical perspectives.

We invite papers applying or discussing quantitatively oriented methods in historical linguistics, papers on the systematic investigation of languages and prehistory, and papers relating to Swadesh's work. We expect to publish a book with a selection of the contributions.

Please send your anonymous 250-500 word abstract to wichmanneva.mpg.de
Deadline for abstract submission: Sept. 30, 2008.
Date of notification of acceptance: October 15, 2008.
Dates and venue for the conference: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Jan 16-18, 2009.
Conference fee: 25 EUR (to be paid in cash upon arrival)
For practical questions contact Claudia Schmidt (cschmidteva.mpg.de)
For other questions contact one of the organizers (Grantaedgehill.ac.uk or wichmanneva.mpg.de)

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