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Full Title: Colour Language and Colour Categorization Conference

Short Title: CLCC
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Start Date: 04-Jun-2013 - 07-Jun-2013
Contact: Mari Uusküla
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://colour.eki.ee
Meeting Description: The Institute of the Estonian Language is pleased to host a conference entitled ‘Colour Language and Colour Categorization’ (CLCC) on 4-7 June, 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference aims to bring together linguists, psycholinguists, psychologists, cognitive scientists and cultural anthropologists studying colour language and colour categorization, as well as their underlying cognitive processes. The event endeavours to create a forum for scholars to explore how we talk about colours and how we often categorize them in language and the brain across diverse languages and cultures, as well as to discuss the future of colour research.

Keynote Speakers:

Guy Deutscher (Manchester University, UK)
Galina V. Paramei (Liverpool Hope University, UK)
Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University, UK)
Alexander Borg (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

The conference is organized by the Colour Research Group of the Institute of the Estonian Language, Tallinn, Estonia (http://www.eki.ee).

Organizing Committee:

Mari Uusküla (chair)
Urmas Sutrop
Geda Paulsen
Liivi Hollman

For more information, please visit the conference website: http://colour.eki.ee.
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Historical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.4931

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