[Neuroscience] ***EXTENDED DEADLINE*** Language, Communication and Cognition Conference (Brighton 2008)

S.Pourcel from brighton.ac.uk via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by S.Pourcel from brighton.ac.uk)
Tue Nov 27 03:31:01 EST 2007



Due to multiple requests for further time to submit abstracts, the deadline for submission to the Conference on Language, Communication and Cognition (Brighton Aug 4-7 2008) has been extended until Sunday 2nd December 2007.   



University of Brighton, August 4th-7th 2008, Brighton, UK 
Website: www.languageandcognition.net


The conference on Language, Communication and Cognition aims to promote an interdisciplinary, comparative, multi-methodological approach to the study of language, communication and cognition, informed by method and practice as developed in Cognitive Linguistics. The objective is to contribute to our understanding of language as a key aspect of human cognition, using converging and multi-disciplinary methodologies, based upon cross-linguistic, cross-cultural, and cross-population comparisons.

The conference will address the following themes: 
-Language, creativity and imagination
-Language in use
-Meaning and grammar
-Communication, conceptualisation and gesture
-Language and its influence on thought
-Language acquisition and conceptual development
-Origins and evolution of language and mind


Keynote speakers

The following distinguished scholars will be giving keynote lectures relating to the conference themes:

Lera Boroditsky, Stanford University

Herbert H. Clark, Stanford University

Adele Goldberg, Princeton University

Sotaro Kita, Birmingham University

George Lakoff, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig


Theme Sessions

In addition to a General Session and a Poster Session, there will be 6 specially-convened theme sessions, with specially invited discussants.  These are as follows:  


1.  The socio-cultural, cognitive and neurological bases of metaphor

            Discussants: George Lakoff and Vyv Evans

2.  Cognitive and social processes in language use

            Discussants: Herbert Clark and Paul Hopper

3.  Constructional approaches to grammar and first language acquisition

            Discussants: Adele Goldberg and Eve Clark

4.  The role of gesture in communication and cognition

            Discussants: Sotaro Kita and Alan Cienki

5.  The social and cognitive bases of language evolution

            Discussants: Chris Sinha and Michael Tomasello

6.  Linguistic relativity: Evidence and methods

            Discussants: Lera Boroditsky and Dan Slobin


Submission of abstracts

Submissions are solicited for the general session, the theme sessions, and the poster session.  The abstract guidelines for all sessions are as follows:


--Abstracts should not exceed 500 words - references are excluded from this count

--Abstracts should clearly indicate a presentation title

--Abstracts should be anonymous for purposes of blind peer-review 

--Abstracts should be formatted as Word, RTF or PDF documents

--Abstracts should be submitted electronically to LCC from brighton.ac.uk


Please include the following information in the main body of your email:

--title and name of author(s)


--email address for correspondence

--presentation title 

--3-5 keywords 

--preferred session for presentation: either general session, poster session, or theme session (please specify theme session number or title)


Please include the following information in the subject header of your email:

--"Abstract Submission - author(s) name(s)" 


*****************ABSTRACT DEADLINE: December 2nd 2007*************************


For full details please consult the conference website: http://www.languageandcognition.net



The conference is organised by Vyv Evans and Stéphanie Pourcel 



The conference email address is LCC from brighton.ac.uk

Web details are available at: www.languageandcognition.net


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