LINGUIST List 26.5513

Fri Dec 11 2015

Calls: Cognitive Sci, General Ling, Lang Acquisition, Morphology, Neuroling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>


Date: 11-Dec-2015
From: Rennie Gonsalves <lacus.treasurergmail.com>
Subject: 43rd Forum of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States
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Full Title: 43rd Forum of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States
Short Title: LACUS

Date: 02-Aug-2016 - 05-Aug-2016
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contact Person: Rennie Gonsalves
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://lacus.weebly.com/2016-conference.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Neurolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2016

Meeting Description:

The 2016 annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, the 43nd LACUS Forum, will be held from August 2 to August 5 at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Where: Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
When: August 2-5, 2016
Local Host: Dr. Elissa Asp; Elissa.Aspsmu.ca

The conference theme for LACUS 2016 is ''Categories and Functions in Language and Cognition”. While all linguists treat the ideas of categories and functions as 'basic' to explanations of language and cognition somehow, the meaning of these terms and indeed their role(s) in models of language and/or cognition vary very widely depending not only on theoretical perspectives, but also on evidential bases for these (language development, neurobiology of language, sociolinguistic and historical variation, text linguistics and so on).

Invited Plenary Speakers will address aspects of the theme from different evidence and theoretical perspectives.

Plenary Speakers:

- Kasper Boye, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen
Topic: Functional perspectives on categories and functions in language and cognition
Webpage: http://inss.ku.dk/english/staff/?pure=en/persons/182827

- Daniel Hall, English and Linguistics, Saint Mary's University
Topic: A generative perspective on categories and functions in language
Webpage: http://smu-facweb.smu.ca/~s0949176/

- Aaron Newman, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University
Topic: Neuroplasticity and categories and functions in language and cognition
Webpage: http://www.ncilab.ca/people

- Anna Papafragou, Department of Psychology, University of Delaware
Topic: Developmental perspectives on categories and functions in language and cognition
Webpage: http://papafragou.psych.udel.edu/

There is more information about Halifax, the region and travel options here:
http://www.destinationhalifax.com/

Halifax is at its best in August; we look forward to welcoming you to Saint Mary's.

Call for Papers:

LACUS 2016

Abstract submission page:
http://lacus.weebly.com/2016-conference.html

The submission page will be open to receive abstracts until March 15, 2016. Early submission is recommended for those needing time for visa or funding reasons. The review of abstracts will be on-going until March 15.

Besides abstracts addressing the conference theme, abstracts on all linguistic topics and in all theoretical perspectives are welcome.

Under certain conditions, LACUS permits authors who cannot travel to the conference to present via a real-time ('live') video connection. (LACUS membership and conference registration required).

The Presidents' Prize of US $500 is awarded to the most outstanding paper presented at a LACUS conference by a younger scholar.



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