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Full Title: 4th Conference of Scandinavian Association for Language & Cognition

Short Title: SALC IV
Location: Joensuu, Finland
Start Date: 12-Jun-2013 - 14-Jun-2013
Contact: Jussi Niemi
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: https://www.uef.fi/salc2013
Meeting Description: The 4th Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC IV) will take place on the Joensuu campus of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), June 12-14, 2013.

The conference will be organized by the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC), the Finnish Cognitive Linguistics Association (FiCLA) and the UEF language departments.

Keynote Speakers:

Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen: Forces that shape linguistic structure in sign languages
Raymond Gibbs, University of California, Santa Cruz: What does metaphor in language reveal about metaphor in thought?
Irene Mittelberg, RWTH Aachen University: The exbodied mind: Cognitive-semiotic principles as motivating forces in gesture
Anatol Stefanowitsch, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin: Quantitative corpus linguistics and the Usage-Based Model: Natural allies or uneasy partners?
Emile van der Zee, Lincoln University: Word learning in Canis Familiaris: What does word learning in other species such as the dog tell us about word learning mechanisms in humans?

Conference Fee:

Faculty: 180 euros
Faculty SALC/FiCLA members: 150 euros

Students: 90 euros
Student SALC/FiCLA members: 60 euros

The fees include coffee/tea and other refreshments, the reception on June 12, and a conference dinner on June 13.

The meeting begins on Wednesday, June 14 at 10.00, and ends on Friday, June 16 at 16.15. A preliminary program can be found on the conference website:

Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 23.4680

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