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LINGUIST List 23.56

Wed Jan 04 2012

Calls: Cognitive Science, General Linguistics/Spain

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        1.     Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras , 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition

Message 1: 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition
Date: 20-Dec-2011
From: Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras <paula.rodriguez5rai.usc.es>
Subject: 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition
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Full Title: 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition
Short Title: ELC3

Date: 21-Sep-2012 - 22-Sep-2012
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Contact Person: Paula Rodríguez-Puente
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://elc3.elc-postgraduateconference.es/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC3)
University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
21-22 September 2012

ELC3 aims to provide postgraduate students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting. The conference is organised by postgraduate students from the English Departments at the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo and the Department of Social and Experimental Psychology at Santiago de Compostela. It is supported by the English Linguistics Circle, a research network involving the following research teams:

Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization (VLCG; University of Santiago de Compostela)
Director: Teresa Fanego

Spoken English Research Team at the University of Santiago de Compostela (SPERTUS; University of Santiago de Compostela)
Director: Ignacio Palacios

Cognitive Processes and Behaviour (PCC, Faculty of Psychology, University of Santiago de Compostela)
Director: Isabel Fraga

Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTG; University of Vigo)
Director: Javier Pérez-Guerra

Methods and Materials for the Teaching and Acquisition of Foreign Languages (MMTAFL, Faculty of Philology and Translation, University of Vigo)
Director: Rosa Alonso

Plenary Speakers:

María del Pilar García Mayo (University of the Basque Country)
José Manuel Igoa González (Autonomous University of Madrid)
Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh)

Call for Papers:

We welcome proposals for papers characterized by an empirical, cognitive-functional outlook on the study of language and communication; they may cover fields as diverse as grammar and morphosyntax, language change and historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, speech and language disorders, discourse analysis and pragmatics, lexicology and semantics, contrastive and corpus linguistics, and linguistics applied to the teaching and acquisition of first and second languages.

Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on the fields of research indicated in the opening paragraphs of this CfPs. Papers are to be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language is English.

For current purposes, postgraduate students include: a) students that have not completed their PhD before the conference; b) postdocs that have completed their PhD not earlier than January 2011.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts should be anonymous and not exceed 500 words, exclusive of bibliographical references. They should be submitted via e-mail (as a PDF file) to the address elc.conferenceusc.es

Abstracts should include:

1. The title of the paper
2. A list of 5-10 keywords
3. The research questions, approach, methodology, data and (expected) results
4. A brief list of bibliographical references

The e-mail message accompanying the abstract should contain the following information:

1. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s)
2. The author's e-mail address and contact details
3. Audiovisual equipment required

Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2012
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2012
Conference dates: 21-22 September 2012


Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be invited to submit their paper for publication (length to be determined) in the volume of conference proceedings. Papers will be subjected to refereeing.

Organising Committee:

Paula Rodríguez-Puente, University of Santiago de Compostela (Chair)
Luisa Roca-Varela, University of Santiago de Compostela (Secretary)
Evelyn Gandón-Chapela, University of Vigo (Treasurer)
Sara Riveiro-Outeiral, University of Santiago de Compostela (Treasurer)
Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras, University of Santiago de Compostela
Vera Vázquez-López, University of Santiago de Compostela

Programme Committee:

J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Rosa Alonso (University of Vigo)
Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Ana Fernández-Dobao (University of Washington)
Javier Fernández-Polo (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Isabel Fraga (University of Santiago de Compostela)
María José López-Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Lucía Loureiro-Porto (University of the Balearic Islands)
Belén Méndez-Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Paloma Núñez-Pertejo (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Ignacio Palacios (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Javier Pérez-Guerra (University of Vigo)
Ana Piñeiro-Barreiro (Universidad del Norte, Colombia)
Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands)
Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (University of Manchester)

Further Information:

For general enquiries send an e-mail message to elc.conferenceusc.es.

For further information, visit the following website:


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