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Full Title: Understanding by Communication-6

Short Title: UbC'6
Location: Yaroslavl', Russia
Start Date: 22-Nov-2012 - 24-Nov-2012
Contact: Elena Borisova
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://efcomconf10.ucoz.ru
Meeting Description: The Conference series ‘Understanding by communication’ was started in 2003 in Moscow Humanitarian Institute and the next meetings took place in Moscow State University and Moscow City Teachers Training University (with co-operation of the Russian Academy of Science). They were attended by linguists, psychologists, computer science specialists, sociologists and other specialists from more than 30 cities of Russia, from Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, the USA, Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, Iran, Malaysia, China and others.

Research Scope:

Understanding of verbal messages, language units in the process of understanding texts
Semiotics of understanding
Understanding in non-verbal communication
Cognitive, pragmatic and discourse analytic aspects of understanding and production
Psychological analysis of understanding
Skills of understanding in first and second language acquisitions
Understanding in social, political and historical communication
Understanding of mass-media and advertising
Understanding of arts and literature
Hermeneutic and philosophical problems of understanding
Understanding in the computer assisted communication
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 22.5102

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