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Wed Nov 11 2015

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Date: 11-Nov-2015
From: Monica Tamariz <>
Subject: 2nd Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics
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Full Title: 2nd Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics
Short Title: IACS

Date: 20-Jun-2016 - 22-Jun-2016
Location: Lublin, Poland
Contact Person: Piotr Konderak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

Cognitive semiotics is the study of meaning-making writ large: in language and by means of other sign vehicles, as well as in perception, and in action. Cognitive semiotics investigates the properties of our meaningful interactions with the surroundings – as well as those of other animals – in all domains, in the natural as well as in the social world. It integrates perspectives, methods and insights from cognitive science, cognitive linguistics and semiotics, placing signs and sign use (in the broadest sense) into the wider context of cognitive, social, and neurobiological processes, using experimental methods, as well as classical text analysis and theoretical disquisitions.

The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS) aims at the further establishment of Cognitive Semiotics as the trans-disciplinary study of meaning, combining concepts, theories and methods from the humanities and the social and natural sciences.

Invited Plenary Speakers:

- Eva Jablonka, Tel Aviv U.
- Simon Kirby, U. of Edinburgh
- Bruce McConachie, U. of Pittsburgh
- Esther Pascual, Zhejiang U.
- Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, U. of Oregon
- Frederik Stjernfelt, U. of Copenhagen

Call for Papers:

The Second Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS)
June 20-22, 2016
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission proposals of theme sessions: 30 November 2015
Deadline for abstract submission (oral presentations, posters): 10 January 2016
Notification of acceptance (oral presentations, posters): 29 February 2016
Last date for early registration: 15 April 2016

Cognitive Semiotics as a field of study deals with questions concerning the nature of meaning as well as the role of consciousness, the unique cognitive features of human beings, the interaction of nature and nurture in development, and the interplay of biological and cultural evolution in phylogeny. To answer these questions CS integrates methods and theories developed in the human and social sciences as well as cognitive sciences. The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS, founded 2013) aims at the establishment of Cognitive Semiotics as the trans-disciplinary study of meaning.

We invite abstract submissions for theme sessions, oral presentations and posters (please clearly indicate your chosen format with your submission)

Theme sessions (Deadline: 30 November 2015)

- Please include: title, name and affiliation of symposium convener, introduction of up to 400 words, all symposium abstracts.
- A theme session may consist of 3-5 thematically linked papers (90-150 min.), allowing time for general discussion.
- An indication of whether, if a session is not accepted as a whole, individual abstracts should be considered as individual presentations (oral or poster)

Oral presentations (Deadline: 10 January 2016)

- Please include: title, name, affiliation, 400 word abstract
- 20 min presentation followed by 7 minute discussion

Posters (Deadline: 10 January 2016)

- Please include: title, name, affiliation, 100 word abstract
- 1 minute oral presentation in the main lecture hall, preceding the poster session

Abstracts should be submitted as .odt , .doc or .docx attachments using EasyChair:

In order to submit an abstract you need to use your existing EasyChair account or register using the link above. Detailed instructions can be found on the IACS 2016 conference website:

In the case of questions or doubts do not hesitate to contact the Organizers:

Organizing Committees:

Ines Adornetti, Roma Tre University
Piotr Konderak, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin
Todd Oakley, Case Western Reserve University
Joâo Queiroz, Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Monica Tamariz, University of Edinburgh
Krystian Tylen, Aarhus University
Goran Sonesson, Lund University
Jordan Zlatev, Lund University

Local (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University):
Piotr Giza
Piotr Konderak
Marcin Krawczyk
Monika Malmon

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