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LINGUIST List 25.566

Mon Feb 03 2014

Calls: Philosophy of Lang, Cognitive Sci, Psycholing, Socioling, Pragmatics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Feb-2014
From: Bert Hodges <bert.hodgesuconn.edu>
Subject: Finding Common Ground: Social, Ecological, and Cognitive Perspectives on Language Use
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Full Title: Finding Common Ground: Social, Ecological, and Cognitive Perspectives on Language Use

Date: 12-Jun-2014 - 14-Jun-2014
Location: Storrs, CT, USA
Contact Person: Carol Fowler
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

Finding Common Ground:
Social, Ecological, and Cognitive Perspectives on Language Use
June 12-14, 2014
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

This is a conference intended to bring together researchers from a variety of traditions that are studying language as an embodied, social, engaged, conversational activity. Most experimental scientific work on language use has focused on written materials; we are particularly interested in theory and research focused on language as a dialogical activity that is meaningful, socially situated, and morally accountable.

Invited Speakers:

- Mark Bickhard, Department of Philosophy, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
- Rick Dale, Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced, CA
- Elena Cuffari, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of the Basque Country, Spain
- Bryan Gick, Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- Susan Goldin-Meadow, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- Alexander Kravchenko, Department of Foreign Languages, Baikal National University of Economics and Law, Irkutsk, Russia
- Per Linell, Department of Culture and Communication, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
- Kerry Marsh, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
- Joanna Raçzaszek-Leonardi, Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

2nd Call for Papers:

To Poster & Written Paper Presenters: Large boards for posting your paper or your poster will be available (we will provide push pins for you to use, but you may bring your own, if you prefer). Presenters may choose either to post a copy of their paper (see below) or post a poster describing your empirical studies, your theoretical arguments, or other material.

Maximum size of Posters: 106 cm high X 152 cm wide (or 42” X 60”)

Written Paper Presentations: We recommend that printed papers that are posted be no longer than 15 double-spaced pages (plus references). Please choose a type font large enough to read from 2 feet (60 cm.) away. We also recommend that you bring 10-15 stapled copies of your paper (in normal type font size) to hand out to interested persons.

Oral Paper Presentations: Oral paper presentations are 27 minutes (including 5 minutes for questions). Invited speaker presentations are 42 minutes (including 5 minutes for questions.)

Note: If you have questions about any of these matters, please contact Bert Hodges (bert.hodges@uconn.edu) or Carol Fowler (carol.fowler@uconn.edu).

Talks will be approximately 25 minutes. Deadline for abstracts for papers (400 word limit) is February 15, 2014. For posters the deadline is March 10. Please send them to Carol Fowler or Bert Hodges at the email addresses below. We would appreciate receiving an email at any time to let us know that you are considering making a submission to the conference.

Graduate Students:

There will be a limited number of $200 stipends available to help defray costs of attending the conference. There will also be a one-day pre-conference workshop for graduate students to discuss theoretical and empirical issues that will prepare them to get more out of the conference. See separate announcement of Workshop on June 11.

Organizers: Carol Fowler (carol.fowleruconn.edu) & Bert Hodges (bert.hodgesuconn.edu)

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