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LINGUIST List 23.4145

Thu Oct 04 2012

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Socioling, Typology, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Oct-2012
From: Maarten Lemmens <maarten.lemmensuniv-lille3.fr>
Subject: Empirical Approaches to Multi-modality and to Language Variation
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Full Title: Empirical Approaches to Multi-modality and to Language Variation
Short Title: AFLiCo 5

Date: 15-May-2013 - 17-May-2013
Location: Lille, France
Contact Person: Maarten Lemmens
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://aflico5.sciencesconf.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2012

Meeting Description:

This conference will be the fifth international conference of the Association Fran├žaise de Linguistique Cognitive (AFLiCo; http://www.aflico.fr). The conference's major foci are in line with the direction the previous AFLiCo conferences were headed in: multi-modality (in particular, co-verbal gestures and signed languages viewed as multi-channel communication systems) and linguistic variation (typology as well as intra-language variation). However, the conference seeks to add an important dimension to this direction, viz. empirical methods in (cognitive) linguistics, which have recently been attracting growing interest. With this emphasis on empirical approaches, the conference meets a real need of the linguistic community (cognitive or otherwise), given that the field of linguistics is shifting ever more rapidly towards interdisciplinary approaches, using various advanced empirical methods, ranging from psycholinguistic experiments to sophisticated analyses based on (large) corpora.

Call for Papers:

While some preference will be given to proposals related to the main themes of the conference (multi-modality, co-verbal gesture, signed languages, language variation, empirical methods), the organisers also encourage researchers to submit proposals within other areas of cognitive linguistics, to be presented in the general parallel sessions. Possible topics include (but are not restricted to):

- (Cognitive) construction grammar
- Conceptual metaphors
- Image schemata
- Frame semantics
- Coercion and the tension between productivity and convention in language
- Computer modelling based on empirical data
- Problems and solutions in empirical methods: corpus studies, acceptability ratings, response time measurements, event-related potential experiments, eye tracking studies, etc.

The organisers further encourage young researchers to submit an abstract.

Note: For organisational reasons, the thematic sessions on signed languages will most likely be grouped on the first day of the conference (15 May).

Submission Procedure:

Abstracts will be submitted to a double, blind review. They should be fully anonymous and not exceed 500 words (references excluded). Submission is to be done via a login on the conference website (http://aflico5.sciencesconf.org/). Researchers who have a login on the HAL-SHS website can use that instead of creating a new one.



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