LINGUIST List 27.1645

Fri Apr 08 2016

Calls: Cognitive Science/Austria

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 08-Apr-2016
From: Juliane Fink <>
Subject: Linking Language to Motor Concepts: Cognitive Correlates of Grasping Actions
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Full Title: Linking Language to Motor Concepts: Cognitive Correlates of Grasping Actions

Date: 10-Jun-2016 - 10-Jun-2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Juliane Fink
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 15-May-2016

Meeting Description:

Considerable work has been done concerning the link of language to other cognitive domains, in particular motor cognition. In this interdisciplinary workshop, we aim at bringing together young researchers (including, but not limited to researchers from the University of Vienna) to discuss their work with experts from various fields. We particularly would like to encourage young researchers from the cognitive sciences: linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, anthropology, philosophy and psychology who have a focus on the topic of linking language to motor cognition.

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

- Empirical and theoretical approaches to language and to motor cognition in the fields of linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, anthropology

- Cognitive mechanisms involved in the relation between the language system and the conceptual system (in particular motor cognition) such as eye-hand-coordination, haptic perception, motor-concept variation in action verbs, motor planning, object detection…

- The production, perception and understanding of (referential) language and motor gestures: e. g. pointing, grasping, touching ...

Call for Papers:

We solicit abstracts for short input presentations of 20 minutes from PhD students of different disciplines. We would particularly like to encourage young researchers from Vienna to participate as speakers. The presentations will be held in focus groups with ample room for discussion and constructive interdisciplinary feedback on the individual PhD projects. We also invite researchers and students with an interest in the topic who do not give a presentation!

Abstracts for presentations (one page) and workshop registrations (without presentation) may be submitted by sending an informal email to the organizers (;

The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2016.

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