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Wed Nov 27 2013

Calls: Philosophy of Lang, Cognitive Sci, Anthropological Ling, Ling & Literature/South Korea

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Date: 27-Nov-2013
From: Hyug Ahn <>
Subject: 2nd International Conference of Semiosis Research Center
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Full Title: 2nd International Conference of Semiosis Research Center Short Title: ICSRC
Date: 23-May-2014 - 23-May-2014 Location: Seoul, Korea, South Contact Person: Hyug Ahn
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

The 2nd ICSRC (ICSRC-2014) will be held May 23 at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea. The topic of ICSRC-2014 is “Narrative and Multimodality.”

As humans, we continually make stories and stories shape us. Our narratives can also become signs standing for ourselves or even culture. A chief carrier of narratives is language, but non-linguistic devices such as visual images, material artifacts and gestures can also facilitate communication of stories. Narrative and its multimodality thus need to be investigated from diverse perspectives in order to understand their working procedures and/or function.

This conference seeks to explore various characteristics of narratives, including semantic and formal features, narratives in literary works, storytelling and culture, and multimodality.

The ICSRC is a premier international conference covering interdisciplinary dialogues on semiosis (sign processes). The Semiosis Research Center (SRC) is a research institute sponsored by Korea Research Foundation and its focus lies in the conceptual understanding of sign processes (semiosis) which occur dynamically in relation to society. The first international conference was held in 2012 under a theme, “Homo Sensus: Perception, Emotion and Semiosis” which highlighted the multidisciplinary relationship between human perception and cognition.

Plenary Speakers:

Maria Patrizia Violi, University of Bologna, Italy
Morana Alac, UCSD, USA

Registration Fees:

- $100 for researchers and professors
- $50 for students and the retired

Fees include conference package, snacks and beverage, and the conference dinner.


- SRC provides accommodations for two nights in Seoul for all presenters.
- Papers selected by the Editorial Board of the SRC’s journal Signs and Society can be considered for publication in Signs and Society's supplementary issue.


Local organizing committee of ICSRC 2014
HK Professor Hyug Ahn

Call for Papers:

2nd International Conference of Semiosis Research Center (ICSRC), Seoul, Korea
Narrative and Multimodality

We invite submissions of 400 word abstracts for one of the two categories:

1. Oral presentations (20 min presentation + 5 minute discussion)
2. Posters (at a dedicated poster session)

If you want to do a theme session, please contact the organizer.

The abstracts can be related, though need not be restricted, to the following topics:

- Chronotope- Cross-cultural comparative literatures
- Cognitive and semiotic approach to multimodal texts
- Context specific multimodality
- Digital media and their narrative processing
- Multimodal communications- Multimodality
- Narratology in media
- Narratives and institutions (e.g., politics, businesses, etc.)- Semantic typology and linguistic relativity
- Semiosis and culture
- Storytelling

Abstracts should be submitted to

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2014
Notification of acceptance: 28 February 2014
Early registration: 15 March 2014
Registration: 15 April 2014

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