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Sat Oct 23 2010

Calls: Cog Sci, Psycholing, Socioling/Spain

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        1.     Bert Cornillie , Cognition and Context

Message 1: Cognition and Context
Date: 21-Oct-2010
From: Bert Cornillie <slearts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Cognition and Context
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Full Title: Cognition and Context

Date: 08-Sep-2011 - 11-Sep-2011
Location: Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
Contact Person: Dylan Glynn
Meeting Email: Dylan.Glynnenglund.lu.se
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

Cognition and Context. Empirical approaches to social cognition and emergent
language structure

This workshop seeks to bring together cognitive and functional linguists
applying empirical methods to the analysis of situated language use, emergent
language structure and socio-cognitive processes conditioning communication.

Social Cognition, intersubjectivity, and emergent grammar have enjoyed a great
deal of attention in recent years. Pioneering work such as Langacker (1990,
2001), Stein & Wright (1995), Nuyts (2000), Kärkkäinen (2003), Givón (2005),
Verhagen (2005), Athanasiadou & al. (2006), Cornillie (2007), Zlatev & al.
(2008), Hol?ánová (2008), and Pishwa (2009) (inter alia) belongs to a diverse
and growing field of research that crosses the traditional boundaries of
language science, psychology, and sociology. This workshop endeavours to advance
the state of the art by developing the methods used in the field.

The term social cognition refers to the speaker's sensitivity to and competence
in communication. An emergent understanding of linguistic structure places
situated usage events at the heart of linguistic research. It follows that the
study of usage events necessarily entails the study of interaction and
variation. In this light, contextualised communicative behaviour patterns are
seen as clues to language structure, which, in turn, is taken as an index of
cognition. As the implications of this theoretical and analytical move are
becoming better understood, we need to descriptive techniques that can capture
such structure.

This workshop focuses on empirical methods for the description of emergent
language structure.

Research Topics
Examples of research topics include (but are not restricted to):
- Construal
- Constructions
- Epistemic stance
- Instantiation
- Intersubjectivity
- Social Cognition
- Subjectification
- Variation

Empirical Methods
The workshop is open to all empirical methods. The use of more than one method
is also highly appreciated. The kinds of empirical approaches in question
include (but are not restricted to):
- corpus analysis
- psycholinguistic experimentation
- elicitation and attitudinal studies
- computational techniques

Theoretical Questions
Examples of theoretical questions that studies may inform include (but are not
restricted to):
- How does language use reflect socio-cognitive organisation?
- How does language use reflect language structure?
- How does socio-cultural context condition inter- and intra-lingual variation?
- How can we investigate social cognition empirically?

Call For Papers

Short proposal (100words) deadline: 12 November, 2010
Notification date: 15 November, 2010
Full abstract submission deadline: 12 January 2011

Abstract Proposals
Total length, including references should not exceed 100 words. This is not an
abstract, it is a proposal for an abstract. Please submit proposals in txt.,
.rtf or .doc (not .docx, .pdf, .ps, or LaTeX). The submission date is 12 Nov. 2010.

Full Abstracts
The abstract will be 500 words including references and submitted in txt., .rtf
or .doc (not .docx, .pdf, .ps, or LaTeX). The submission date is 12 Jan. 2011.

Email subject: Cognition and Context
Dylan Glynn: dylan.glynnenglund.lu.se
Karolina Krawczak: karolinaifa.amu.edu.pl
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