LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND MIND 3
1ST CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS
The LCM committee and local organizers call for theme session proposals for the third conference in the series Language, Culture and Mind. The conference will be held in modern and comfortable conference facilities in ODENSE 14TH-16TH JULY, 2008. The conference aims at establishing an interdisciplinary forum for an integration of cognitive, social and cultural perspectives in theoretical and empirical studies of language and communication. The special theme of the conference is Social Life and Meaning Construction.
We call for contributions from scholars and scientists in anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics, semantics, social interaction, discourse analysis, cognitive and neuroscience, who wish both to impart their insights and findings, and learn from other disciplines. Preference will be given to submissions which emphasize interdisciplinarity, the interaction between social life, culture, mind and language, and/or multi-methodological approaches in language and communication sciences.
Description of the LCM conference series: see bottom.
*First call for Theme Sessions: April 1, 2007
* Second call for Theme Sessions: May 1, 2007
* Third call for Theme Sessions: August 1, 2007
* Deadline for Theme Sessions submissions: September 1, 2007
* Notification for Theme Sessions : October 1, 2007
* Deadline for individual paper submissions : January 1, 2007
* Notification for Individual Papers : March 1, 2007
Max. 500 words (including references)
To be submitted to lcm from language.sdu.dk
Submissions will be evaluated according to their
Once your suggestion is approved, you will need to arrange for Theme Session Contributors for your theme. They will need to submit abstracts for their contributions and as Theme Session Organizer you will be responsible for their review. More than one person may organize a theme.
NOTICE: The LCM reserves the right to reject papers accepted by Theme Session reviewers. However, this right will only be exercised if accepted papers deviate too far from the goals of LCM with respect to their content and/or quality.
Michael Chandler (University of British Columbia)
Alessandro Duranti (University of California at Los Angeles)
Derek Edwards (University of Loughborough)
Marianne Gullberg (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Esa Itkonen (University of Turku)
EARLIER LCM CONFERENCES:
1st LCM conference: Portsmouth 2004
2nd LCM conference: Paris 2006 <http://www.lcm2006.net/>
THE INTERNATIONAL LCM COMMITTEE:
Anders R. Hougaard
John A Lucy
Vera da Silva Sinha
THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Center for Social Practises and Cognition (SoPraCon):
Anders R. Hougaard
Gitte R. Hougaard (Director)
Anne Salazar Orvig
THE LCM CONFERENCES:
The goals of LCM conferences are to contribute to situating the study of language in a contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue, and to promote a better integration of cognitive and cultural perspectives in empirical and theoretical studies of language. Human natural languages are biologically based, cognitively motivated, affectively rich, socially shared, grammatically organized symbolic systems. They provide the principal semiotic means for the complexity and diversity of human cultural life. As has long been recognized, no single discipline or methodology is sufficient to capture all the dimensions of this complex and multifaceted phenomenon, which lies at the heart of what it is to be human.
Theories of cognition and perception, and their neural foundations, are central to many current approaches in language science. However, a genuinely integrative perspective requires that attention also be paid to the foundations of cultural life in social interaction, empathy, mimesis, intersubjectivity, dialogicality, normativity, agentivity and narrativity. Significant theoretical, methodological and empirical advancements across relevant disciplines now provide a realistic basis for such a broadened perspective.
This conference will articulate and discuss approaches to human natural language and to diverse genres of language activity which aim to integrate its cultural, social, cognitive, affective and bodily foundations. We call for contributions from scholars and scientists in anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics, semantics, discourse analysis, cognitive and neuroscience, who wish both to share their insights and findings, and learn from other disciplines. Preference will be given to submissions which emphasize interdisciplinarity, the interaction between culture, mind and language, and/or multi-methodological approaches in language sciences.
Anders R. Hougaard
Assistant professor, PhD
Institute of Language and Communication
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
hougaard from language.sdu.dk
Phone: +45 65503154
Fax: + 45 65932483