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LINGUIST List 25.612

Wed Feb 05 2014

Calls: Semiotics, Cognitive Science/Sweden

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

Date: 05-Feb-2014
From: Monica Tamariz <monicaling.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: 1st International Association for Cognitive Semiotics Conference
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Full Title: 1st International Association for Cognitive Semiotics Conference
Short Title: IACS-2014

Date: 25-Sep-2014 - 27-Sep-2014
Location: Lund, Sweden
Contact Person: Jordan Zlatev
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://conference.sol.lu.se/en/iacs-2014

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Other Specialty: Semiotics

Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

First International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS) Conference, IACS-2014
September 25-27, 2014
Lund, Sweden

Theme of the conference: Establishing Cognitive Semiotics

Over the past two decades or so, a number of researchers from semiotics, linguistics, cognitive science and related fields, from several European and North American research centres, have experienced the needs to combine theoretical knowledge and methodological expertise in order to be able to tackle challenging questions concerning the nature of meaning, the role of consciousness, the unique cognitive features of mankind, the interaction of nature and nurture in development, and the interplay of biological and cultural evolution in phylogeny. The product of these collaborations has been the emergence of the field of Cognitive Semiotics, with its own journal (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cogsem) and academic association. The conference aims both to celebrate this, and to look forward into possibilities for further development.

Plenary Speakers:

Søren Brier, Copenhagen Business School
Merlin Donald, Queens University
Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie Mellon University
Cornelia Müller, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Raymond Tallis, University of Manchester

Local Organizing Committee:

- Mats Andrén
- Johan Blomberg
- Anna Redei Cabak
- Sara Lenninger
- Joel Parthemore
- Göran Sonesson
- Jordan Zlatev

Final Call for Papers:

Extended Deadline: 20 February 2014

We invite the submission of 400 word abstracts (excluding title and references) for either an oral presentation (20 min presentation + 5 minute discussion) or poster (at a dedicated poster session), by uploading to the EasyChair website. The abstracts can be related, though need not be restricted, to the following topics:

- Biological and cultural evolution of human cognitive specificity
- Cognitive linguistics and phenomenology
- Communication across cultural barriers
- Cross-species comparative semiotics
- Evolutionary perspectives on altruism
- Experimental semiotics
- Iconicity in language and other semiotic resources
- Intersubjectivity and mimesis in evolution and development
- Multimodality
- Narrativity across different media
- Semantic typology and linguistic relativity
- Semiosis (sense-making) in social interaction
- Semiotic and cognitive development in children
- Sign use and cognition
- Signs, affordances, and other meanings
- Speech and gesture
- The comparative semiotics of iconicity and indexicality
- The evolution of language

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of theme sessions: 31 Dec 2013 (past)
Deadline for abstract submission (oral presentations, posters): 20 Feb 2014
Notification of acceptance (oral presentations, posters): 1 April 2014
Last date for early registration: 1 July 2014

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