LINGUIST List 23.3204

Fri Jul 27 2012

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Psycholing, General Ling/Switzerland

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Date: 13-Jul-2012
From: Stephen Anderson <>
Subject: 19th International Congress of Linguists
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Full Title: 19th International Congress of Linguists Short Title: 19ICL
Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013 Location: Geneva, Switzerland Contact Person: Jacques Moeschler, Fabienne Reboul
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

Geneva has been selected by the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes as the venue for the next International Congress of Linguists (ICL). The main theme of the 19th ICL is:

The Language-Cognition Interface:

2013, which falls exactly one hundred years after the death of Ferdinand de Saussure, affords a unique opportunity to look forward to the future of linguistics. Current research in every linguistic field shows that the link between linguistics and the cognitive sciences will significantly increase over the next decades. The emergence of non-invasive technologies for the observation of the brain, the change in statistical and experimental methods, the increasing amount of research in language acquisition and language pathology, as well as the more complex integration of pragmatic approaches to language use at the interface of syntax and semantics all point to an ever-growing link between language and human cognition. New interest has recently been sparked in such topics as the origins of language, and has given rise to a number of new hypotheses. Moreover, traditional domains of linguistics such as phonology, morphology, and synchronic and diachronic syntax now play an increasing role in cognitive studies, especially as related to questions of language acquisition.

The anniversary of Ferdinand de Saussure's death will also be the opportunity to look back on the history of linguistics, particularly as concern the Saussure-Chomsky connection. Although one century is a short period in the history of the sciences, it is more than enough to honor the origins of what has become a mature scientific discipline.

In addition to parallel scientific sessions and workshops, the Congress will include eight plenary sessions devoted to lectures by keynote speakers, addressing the following topics:

1. Giorgio Graffi, History of Linguistics2. Peter Auer, Sociolinguistics3. Liliane Haegeman, Syntax4. Angelika Kratzer, Semantics5. W. Tecumseh Fitch, Origin and Evolution of Language6. Philippe Schlenker, Pragmatics and Cognition7. Karen Emmorey, Neurolinguistics8. Mark Johnson, Computational Linguistics

3rd Call for Papers:

The third call for papers of the 19th ICL is now open on the Website of the congress ( The final selection of workshops has been finalized. Three types of proposals can be posted:

Papers for one of the parallel sessions: to be presented in a workshop:

The submission form for parallel sessions and posters must be filled on the website:

The submission of papers for workshops must be sent directly to the workshop organizer.

Abstracts for Parallel Sessions and/or Poster Submission:

Abstracts for session, poster, session or poster, should specify the domain of the proposed contribution by choosing one of the proposed domains in the menu. The topics proposed for the sessions are posted on the parallel sessions webpages and should help you choose the more appropriate destination for your abstract. Abstracts submitted for presentation (regardless of whether they are to be presented in a parallel session and/or as posters) will be evaluated by the organizers of the separate sessions, with the help of additional reviewers. If an abstract does not seem to fall within the domain of the session indicated, it may be forwarded to another session as more appropriate.

1. Frederick J. Newmeyer: Saussure and his Legacy

2. Anne Reboul: Origin of Language and Human Cognition

3. Claire Bowern: The Life, Growth and Death of Languages

4. Marc van Oostendorp: Phonology and Morphology

5. Luigi Rizzi: Theoretical and Comparative Syntax

6-A. Kai von Fintel and David Beaver: Semantics-Pragmatics Interfaces

6-B. Laurence Horn and Istvan Kecskes: Pragmatics, Discourse and Cognition

7. Ulrich Frauenfelder: Psycholinguistics

8. Edgar Schneider: Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

9. Eric Wehrli: Experimental and Computational Approaches to Language and Linguistics

10. Stephen R. Anderson: Varia

To get more information about the rules for abstract submission for parallel session and/or poster submission, please read attentively the third call for papers webpage (

Abstracts Submitted for Communication in a Workshop:

Workshop organizers have been given a great deal of liberty regarding the abstract submission rules for their workshops. The abstracts should be sent directly to the organizers. Please consult their webpages.

- The Current State of Linguistic Cyberinfrastructure

- Grammatical Variation within Standard Varieties of Pluricentric Languages

- TheoreticAl and Computational Morphology: New Trends and Synergie (TACMO)

- Lexical Categories United: Parallels between Extended Projections

- Business and Governance Linguistics

- Additive and Restrictive Quantification in Discourse. Comparative Perspectives

- Advances in Biolinguistics

- Language and Mind in Autism

- L'Ecole Linguistique de Genève: Situation, Histoire et Actualité

- Langage et Cognition dans une Perspective Saussurienne

- Native Influence in Second Language Acquisition

- Negation and Polarity: Interfaces and Cognition

- The Semantics and Pragmatics of Logical Words: A Cross Linguistics Perspective

- Multilingualism and Literacy

- Modality as a Window on Cognition

- The Semantics of Compounding

- Word Stress: Dialectal Variation and Perception

- Innovations in the Study of Language Acquisition and Language Impairment

- Perspectives on Complexity

Notification of acceptance of contributions, whatever their nature, will be sent by fall 2012.

There may be a final call for papers in the fall, after this selection, if some slots are still available in the parallel sessions, poster-sessions or workshops.

For additional information, please consult the Congress website:

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