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. In the recent past, perception and cognition have been the basis of general unifying models of language and language activity. However, a genuine integrative perspective must also incorporate the intersubjective dimension of cultural symbols, cultural norms and cultural practices.
LCM conferences articulate and discuss approaches to diverse genres of language activity which aim to understand their cultural, social, cognitive and bodily foundations. LCM conferences welcome contributions from scholars and scientists in anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics, semantics, discourse analysis, cognitive and neuroscience, and from other disciplines, who wish both to impart their insights and findings, and learn from other disciplines.
LCM 8 participation can be combined with attendance at the next conference of the International Cognitive Semiotics Association, which will be held in the neighboring Toronto, Canada, on 13-15 July.
Plenary Speakers :
IMPORTANT DATES :
Deadline for abstract submission: 1 January, 2018
Notification of acceptance: 15 February, 2018
Deadline for early registration: 15 April, 2018
Deadline for registration: 1 June, 2018
Abstract Submission :
Submissions (individual papers and symposia) are welcome on any theme relevant to the interdisciplinary study of language, culture and mind, including (but not limited to):
Organizing Committee :
Barbara Fultner, Denison University, Philosophy (chair of the local LCM 8 committee)
John Lucy, University of Chicago, Comparative Human Development and Psychology
Ana Moreno-Nuñez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore National Institute of Education
Aliyah Morgenstern, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Linguistics
Esther Pascual, Zhejiang University, Spanish Language and Culture, and Linguistics
Vera Silva, University of East Anglia, Linguistic Anthropology
Chris Sinha, Hunan University, Cognitive Science, School of Foreign Languages
Crystal Tian Zhen, Hunan University, Cognitive Science, School of Foreign Languages
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