LINGUIST List 23.3205

Fri Jul 27 2012

Confs: Cognitive Sci, Psycholing, General Ling/Switzerland

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Date: 27-Jul-2012
From: Stephen Anderson <srayale.edu>
Subject: 19th International Congress of Linguists
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19th International Congress of Linguists Short Title: 19ICL


Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013 Location: Geneva, Switzerland Contact: Jacques Moeschler, Fabienne Reboul Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL: http://www.cil19.org

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics

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

The following scientific domains will be treated in parallel sessions and in presentations in the poster sessions. Each session will include a maximum of thirty-five communications:

1. Frederick J. Newmeyer: Saussure and his Legacyhttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-1/

2. Anne Reboul: Origin of Language and Human Cognitionhttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-2/

3. Claire Bowern: The Life, Growth and Death of Languageshttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-3/

4. Marc van Oostendorp: Phonology and Morphologyhttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-4/

5. Luigi Rizzi: Theoretical and Comparative Syntaxhttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-5/

6-A. Kai von Fintel and David Beaver: Semantics-Pragmatics Interfaceshttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-6/session-6-a/

6-B. Laurence Horn and Istvan Kecskes: Pragmatics, Discourse and Cognitionhttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-6/session-6-b/

7. Ulrich Frauenfelder: Psycholinguisticshttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-7/

8. Edgar Schneider: Sociolinguistics and Multilingualismhttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-8/

9. Eric Wehrli: Experimental and Computational Approaches to Language and Linguisticshttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-9/

10. Stephen R. Anderson: Variahttp://www.cil19.org/en/sessions/session-10/

Finally, the Scientific Committe has selected thirty-one workshops. The following workshops are open ones to which proposed contributions can be submitted:

- The Current State of Linguistic Cyberinfrastructurehttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/the-current-state-of-linguistic-cyberinfrastructure/

- Grammatical Variation within Standard Varieties of Pluricentric Languageshttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/grammatical-variation-within-standard-varieties-of-pluricentric-languages/

- TheoreticAl and Computational Morphology: New Trends and Synergie (TACMO)http://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/theoretical-and-computational-morphology/

- Lexical Categories United: Parallels between Extended Projectionshttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/lexical-categories-united-parallels-between-extended-projections/

- Business and Governance Linguisticshttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/business-and-governance-linguistics/

- Additive and Restrictive Quantification in Discourse. Comparative Perspectiveshttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/additive-and-restrictive-quantification-in-discourse/

- Advances in Biolinguisticshttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/advances-in-biolinguistics/

- Language and Mind in Autismhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/language-and-mind-in-autism/

- L'Ecole Linguistique de Genève : Situation, Histoire et Actualitéhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/lecole-linguistique-de-geneve-histoire-et-actualite/

- Langage et Cognition dans une Perspective Saussuriennehttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/langage-et-cognition-dans-une-perspective-saussurienne/

- Native Influence in Second Language Acquisitionhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/native-language-influence-in-second-language-acquisition/

- Negation and Polarity: Interfaces and Cognitionhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/negation-and-polarity-interfaces-and-cognition/

- The Semantics and Pragmatics of Logical Words: A Cross Linguistics Perspectivehttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/the-semantics-and-pragmatics-of-logical-words-a-cross-linguistic-perspective/

- Multilingualism and Literacyhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/multilingualism-and-literacy/

- Modality as a Window on Cognitionhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/modality-as-a-window-on-cognition/

- The Semantics of Compoundinghttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/the-semantics-of-compounding/

- Word Stress: Dialectal Variation and Perceptionhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/word-stress-dialectal-variation-and-perception/

- Innovations in the Study of Language Acquisition and Language Impairmenthttp://www.cil19.org/ateliers/innovations-in-the-study-of-language-acquisition-and-language-impairment/

- Perspectives on Complexityhttp://www.cil19.org/ateliers/perspectives-on-complexity/

Closed workshops (not accepting outside contributions) address these topics:

- Information-Theoretic Approaches to Morphosyntax-Description Typology and Acquisitionhttp://www.cil19.org/ateliers/information-theoretic-approaches-to-morphosyntax-description-typology-and-acquisition/

- Embodied Cognition and Experiential Approaches to Communication, Written and Spoken Discourse Analysis. From Hypothesis and Empirical Data to Theoretical Issueshttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/embodied-cognition-and-experiential-approaches-to-communication/

- Cross-Linguistic Influence: Determining Onset and Endhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/cross-linguistic-influence-determining-onset-and-end/

- Rethinking Creole Morphologyhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/rethinking-creole-morphology/

- Language Policy for Indigenous, Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Languages: New Directions and Enduring Dilemmas in Linguistic Diversity and Rightshttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/language-policy-for-indigenous-immigrant-and-ethnic-minority-languages/

- Linguistic Theory and its Applications: Comparative Applied Studieshttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/linguistic-theory-and-its-applications-comparative-applied-studies/

- Indexicals in Free Indirect Discoursehttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/indexicals-in-free-indirect-discourse/

- Register Variation and Syntactic Theoryhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/register-variation-and-syntactic-theory/

- Socio-Cognitive Aspects of Language Attitude Variationhttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/socio-cognitive-aspects-of-language-attitude-variation/

- The Relationship between Perception and Production in L2 Phonological Acquisition. Implications for Pronunciation Teachinghttp://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/the-relationship-between-perception-and-production-in-l2-phonological-acquisition/

A first draft of the 19th ICL's scientific program will be posted on the website at the end of this year. If you want to know more about our Congress, please consult our website:

http://www.cil19.org/en/

Please consult the third call for papers on the Linguist List website.



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