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LINGUIST List 23.541

Thu Feb 02 2012

Calls: Syntax, Semantics, Psycholing, Anthro Ling/Germany

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

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        1.     Markus Werning , Agents and Causes: In Mind, Language and Culture

Message 1: Agents and Causes: In Mind, Language and Culture
Date: 01-Feb-2012
From: Markus Werning <markus.werningrub.de>
Subject: Agents and Causes: In Mind, Language and Culture
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Full Title: Agents and Causes: In Mind, Language and Culture
Short Title: AGCA2012

Date: 21-Mar-2012 - 23-Mar-2012
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Contact Person: Markus Werning
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/%28en%29/ZIF/FG/2011Cognition/events/2012-Agency.html

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

Agents and Causes: Interdisciplinary Aspects in Mind, Language and Culture
ZiF Bielefeld, March 21 - 23, 2012
Organization: Albert Newen (Bochum), Anne Springer (Potsdam), Christopher Topp (ZiF) and Markus Werning (Bochum)

The workshop is devoted to the question what it means for an agent to be the cause of an action: What is the metaphysics of the agent role in causation? How is this role mentally represented? What are the linguistic structures that express the agent role and how do they vary across languages? What can go wrong in representing the agent role, e.g., in psychiatric disorders? These questions will be discussed by scientists from various disciplines, including Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics and Anthropology.

The key topics of the workshop are:

Agency & Free Will
Sense of Agency
Agency & Agentivity in Language
Agency: Cross-Cultural Perspective

Keynote Speakers:

Artemis Alexiadou (Linguistics, U Stuttgart), Leon De Bruin (Philosophy, U Bochum), Nicole David (Neuroscience, U Hamburg), Robert Kane (Philosophy, U Texas), James Moore (Neuroscience, U Cambridge), Albert Newen (Philosophy, U Bochum), Elisabeth Pacherié (Cognitive Science, CNRS Paris), Paulo Sousa (Anthropology, Queen's U Belfast), Robert Van Valin (Lingusitics, U Düsseldorf), Martin Voss (Neuroscience, Humboldt U Berlin), Markus Werning (Philosophy, U Bochum), Thomas Widlock, (Anthropology, MPI Nijmegen)

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions for spot-light presentations (20 minutes, including discussion) and poster presentations on one of four topics of the conference. Submission of abstracts (550 words including references) opens January 25 and closes February 15.

For more information on submissions, please view our website:


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