Call for Papers: 3rd Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (13–15 July 2018, Toronto, Canada)

The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics, in cooperation with OCAD University and Ryerson University, is pleased to announce The Third Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS3—2018), to be held on 13–15 July 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: iacs-2018.org

Contacts
– Peter Coppin <pcoppin@faculty.ocadu.ca>
– Jamin Pelkey <jpelkey@ryerson.ca>

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
• Eve Danziger, University of Virginia, US
• John M. Kennedy, University of Toronto, Canada
• Kalevi Kull, Tartu University, Estonia
• Irene Mittelberg, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, University of Oregon, US
• Göran Sonesson, Lund University, Sweden

Conference Theme: MULTIMODALITIES
This non-restrictive theme is intended to encourage the exploration of pre-linguistic and extra-linguistic modes of semiotic systems and meaning construal, as well as their intersection with linguistic processes.

Cognitive Semiotics investigates the nature of meaning, the role of consciousness, the unique cognitive features of human beings, the interaction of nature and nurture in development, and the interplay of biological and cultural evolution in phylogeny. To better answer such questions, cognitive semiotics integrates methods and theories developed in the human, social, and cognitive sciences.

The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS, founded 2013) aims at establishing cognitive semiotics as a trans-disciplinary study of meaning. More information on the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics can be found at: http://iacs.dk

The IACS conference series seeks to gather together scholars and scientists in semiotics, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, psychology and related fields, who wish to share their research on meaning and contribute the interdisciplinary dialogue.

Topics of the conference include (but are not limited to):

– Biological and cultural evolution of human cognitive specificity
– Cognitive linguistics and phenomenology
– Communication across cultural barriers
– Cross-species comparative semiotics
– Evolutionary perspectives on altruism
– Experimental semiotics
– Iconicity in language and other semiotic resources
– Intersubjectivity and mimesis in evolution and development
– Multimodality
– Narrativity across different media
– Semantic typology and linguistic relativity
– Semiosis (sense-making) in social situations
– Semiotic and cognitive development in children
– Sign use and cognition
– Signs, affordances, and other meanings
– Speech and gesture
– The comparative semiotics of iconicity and indexicality
– The evolution of language

We invite abstract submissions for theme sessions, oral presentations and posters. Please select your chosen format along with your submission.

Submission Guidelines and Formats

1. Theme sessions (deadline: 15 Nov 2017) o Submit session title, name and affiliation of convener; input brief session abstract (150 words); upload session introduction of up to 400 words explaining the theme, plus all full-length abstracts in suitable order.
• Sessions may consist of 3–5 papers (90–150 min.) and should alow time for general discussion. Papers in each theme session should be thematically linked.
• Submission should also indicate whether a session not accepted as a whole should have each abstract reconsidered as individual presentations (oral or poster).

2. Oral presentations (deadline: 5 Dec 2017) o Submit title, name, affiliation, key terms; input brief abstract (150 words); upload full abstract (300–400 words).
• Prepare a 20-minute presentation followed by 7 minutes of discussion

3. Posters (deadline: 5 Dec 2017)
• Submit title, name, affiliation, key terms; input brief abstract (150 words); upload full abstract (250–300) words.
• Prepare a 1-minute oral presentation in the main lecture hall, preceding the poster session.

All full abstracts should be uploaded as .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, or .odt, attachments using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iacs32018

In order to submit an abstract you must use your existing EasyChair account or register using the link above. Further instructions can be found on the EasyChair site and on the IACS 2018 conference website: iacs-2018.org/wordpress

Post-Conference Publishing Opportunities
Two publication outlets are reserved in advance for revised IACS3 papers following the conference.
– Edited Book Collections: Anthropology of Language series, Oxford: Berghahn, http://bit.ly/2uHaKvw

– Special Themed Double Issue: The American Journal of Semiotics 35.1–2, http://bit.ly/2x2V6aC

Please contact Jamin Pelkey <jpelkey@ryerson.ca> for more information about either of these two opportunities.

Important Dates
• Deadline for submission of theme sessions: 15 Nov 2017
• Deadline for abstract submission (oral presentations, posters): 05 Dec 2017

• Notification of acceptance (oral presentations, posters): 15 Feb 2018
• Last date for early registration: 05 May 2018

IACS3 participation may be combined with attendance at the next international ‘Language, Culture, and Mind’ conference, which will be held in the neighboring Denison, Ohio, on 17-19 July 2018:

https://conferences.denison.edu/lcm8/

Local Organizing Committee
• Peter Coppin, OCAD University
• Jamin Pelkey, Ryerson University
• Stéphanie Walsh Matthews, Ryerson University
• Dana Osborne, Ryerson University
• Ambrose Li, OCAD University
• Richard Rosenbaum, York University

About OCAD University (OCAD U) and Ryerson University
OCAD University is a historic art and design university with a student body of 6,000, next-door to the colossal Art Gallery of Ontario and a few blocks east of Chinatown; Ryerson is an vibrant, city-centric university with a student body of 39,000 skirting Dundas Square (Toronto’s response to Times Square) and environs.

The city of Toronto
Known internationally as the world’s most diverse city, Toronto is the capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada. Situated along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore, it is a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower.
Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park, to the 400-acre High Park and its trails, to its sports facilities and zoo.

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Morphology Days 2017: programme available and registration open

The programme of the Morphology Days 2017 conference, the registration form and some information about the guided tour of the Hergé Museum that will be organized on the second day of the conference are now available online.

Please check the relevant sections on the webpage: https://morphologydays2017.wordpress.com/

If you are planning to attend the conference, you are kindly requested to fill in the online registration form before the 1st of November. Conference fees, participation in the conference dinner and the guided visit to the museum will have to be paid upon arrival (please note that they can only accept cash).

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind – LCM 8 (17-19 July 2018)

The Eight International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind (LCM 8) will be held on 17-19 July, 2018 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, USA. The conference theme is: Ecologies of Language and Mind.

Plenary speakers:
• Lorraine Code, Department of Philosophy, York University, Toronto, Canada
• Dan Everett, Departments of Global Studies and Sociology, Bentley University, Waltham, USA
• Harry Heft, Department of Psychology, Denison University, Granville, USA
• Asifa Majid, Center for Language Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

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):

– ecological conceptions of language, culture, and mind
– biological and cultural co-evolution
– comparative study of communication systems
– cognitive and cultural schematization and semantic
– emergence of language in ontogeny and phylogeny
– language and intersubjectivity
– language in multi-modal communication
– language and thought, emotion and consciousness
– language, culture and identity

For abstract submission, go to conferences.denison.edu (starting October 15th, 2017).
The deadline for abstract submission is January 1st, 2018.

About LCM (http://bacon.umcs.lublin.pl/~lcm/)
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.

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

Young Researchers Workshop
LCM conferences are accompanied by a one-day Young Researchers’ Workshop, where students, graduate and undergraduate, as well as early career researchers can present their research and receive feedback from peers and from more experienced researchers. The LCM Young Researchers’ Workshop will be held on July 16th, 2018.

About Denison University
Denison is a leading college of liberal arts and sciences where students from around the world come to pursue academic inquiry and research, to analyze and solve problems, and to forge the skills needed to succeed. Its beautiful, fully residential campus, is located in Granville, Ohio, just 35 minutes outside of Columbus, Ohio. For more information, see: www.denison.edu.

The International LCM 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

For additional information, please contact: lcm2018@denison.edu.

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International Conference on Light verb constructions in Germanic languages (17-18 November 2017) – Second deadline extension

(Please find the full call for papers and a German version here: CALL FOR PAPERS_FVG2017_DeadlineExtension)

Aims and scope
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers who are interested in the study of LVCs from different perspectives. We welcome submissions dealing with issues such as the following (but not exclusively):
– criteria for the delimitation between LVCs and collocations
– the syntactic structure of LVCs/Typology of their constituents
– posture and placement verbs in LVCs
– the semantics of prepositions in LVCs
– LVCs vs. simple verbs
– aspectual differences
– comparison of LVCs between Germanic languages and/or other languages

Abstract submission – DEADLINE EXTENSION: 30 July 2017
• Submissions are welcome for 25-minute oral presentations (including 5 minutes for questions) and posters. Conference languages: German and English. Abstracts of no more than 500 words (+ references) can be sent by email to sabine.deknop@usaintlouis.be until 3 July 2017.
• Please include the following information in the main body of your email: author’s name,
affiliation, email address, presentation title and preferred mode of presentation (oral
presentation or poster). Notification of acceptance will be sent on 20 August 2017.
• Word document of up to 500 words, single-spaced, font size 12, Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins on all sides. All figures and tables must fit within the page margins.

Keynote speakers
Antje Heine (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald)
Alain Kamber (Université de Neuchâtel)
Fabio Mollica (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Jouni Rostila (University of Helsinki)
Elmar Schafroth (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Organizing committee
Sabine De Knop (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles) (chair)
Sylvie De Cock (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles & Université catholique de Louvain)
Françoise Gallez (Université catholique de Louvain)
Manon Hermann (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Vera Höltschi (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Dominique Longrée (Université de Liège & Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Julien Perrez (Université de Liège)
Ferran Suñer Muñoz (Université catholique de Louvain)
Cornelia Wermuth (KULeuven, campus Antwerpen)

Important dates
SECOND DEADLINE EXTENSION for abstract submission: 30.7.2017
Notification of acceptance: 20.8.2017
Conference: 17-18.11.2017

Venue
Université Saint-Louis, Rue du Marais 119, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Contact: Sabine De Knop, sabine.deknop@usaintlouis.be
Website: http://www.usaintlouis.be/fvg2017
With the support of Séminaire des Sciences du Langage (SeSLa) of the Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles & Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

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International Conference on Light verb constructions in Germanic languages (17-18 November 2017) – Deadline extension

(Please find the full call for papers and a German version here: CALL FOR PAPERS_FVG2017_DeadlineExtension)

Aims and scope
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers who are interested in the study of LVCs from different perspectives. We welcome submissions dealing with issues such as the following (but not exclusively):
– criteria for the delimitation between LVCs and collocations
– the syntactic structure of LVCs/Typology of their constituents
– posture and placement verbs in LVCs
– the semantics of prepositions in LVCs
– LVCs vs. simple verbs
– aspectual differences
– comparison of LVCs between Germanic languages and/or other languages

Abstract submission – DEADLINE EXTENSION: 3 July 2017
• Submissions are welcome for 25-minute oral presentations (including 5 minutes for questions) and posters. Conference languages: German and English. Abstracts of no more than 500 words (+ references) can be sent by email to sabine.deknop@usaintlouis.be until 3 July 2017.
• Please include the following information in the main body of your email: author’s name,
affiliation, email address, presentation title and preferred mode of presentation (oral
presentation or poster). Notification of acceptance will be sent on 20 August 2017.
• Word document of up to 500 words, single-spaced, font size 12, Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins on all sides. All figures and tables must fit within the page margins.

Keynote speakers
Antje Heine (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald)
Alain Kamber (Université de Neuchâtel)
Fabio Mollica (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Jouni Rostila (University of Helsinki)
Elmar Schafroth (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Organizing committee
Sabine De Knop (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles) (chair)
Sylvie De Cock (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles & Université catholique de Louvain)
Françoise Gallez (Université catholique de Louvain)
Manon Hermann (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Vera Höltschi (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Dominique Longrée (Université de Liège & Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Julien Perrez (Université de Liège)
Ferran Suñer Muñoz (Université catholique de Louvain)
Cornelia Wermuth (KULeuven, campus Antwerpen)

Important dates
DEADLINE EXTENSION for abstract submission: 03.7.2017
Notification of acceptance: 20.8.2017
Conference: 17-18.11.2017

Venue
Université Saint-Louis, Rue du Marais 119, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Contact: Sabine De Knop, sabine.deknop@usaintlouis.be
Website: http://www.usaintlouis.be/fvg2017
With the support of Séminaire des Sciences du Langage (SeSLa) of the Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles & Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

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Deadline extension – Morphology Days 2017

Morphology Days is a (nearly) biennial international meeting which deals with morphology within different frameworks and in various perspectives. Previous successful editions of this conference have taken place in Leuven (2015), Leeuwarden (2013), Leiden (2012), Nijmegen (2011), Luik (2009) and Amsterdam (2007).

The next edition of the conference will take place at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) on November 23-24, 2017.

We invite papers dealing with issues in morphology for a presentation in the main sessions of the conference.

Keynote speakers
Hélène Giraudo (Université de Toulouse)
“What words, morphemes and perceptual salience tell us about morphological processing”

Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado at Boulder)
“Tense inflection as construction: What we learn about the meanings of tenses from coercion effects”

Freek Van de Velde (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
“Degeneracy: languages’ strategy to withstand stress”

Abstract submission
We invite abstracts in English (500 words maximum, excluding bibliography). Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee.

Website: https://morphologydays2017.wordpress.com/
Abstract submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=md2017

Important dates
Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2017 > extended to June 15, 2017
Notification of decision: September 1, 2017
Program available: September 15, 2017

Organizing Committee
Philippe Hiligsmann (Université catholique de Louvain)
Kristel Van Goethem (F.R.S.- FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain)
Laurent Rasier (Université de Liège)
Nikos Koutsoukos (Université catholique de Louvain)
Isa Hendrikx (Université catholique de Louvain)
Camille Spinhayer (F.R.S.- FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain)

Scientific committee
Dany Amiot (Université de Lille)
Jenny Audring (Universiteit Leiden)
Geert Booij (Universiteit Leiden)
Marie-Aude Lefer (Université catholique de Louvain)
Torsten Leuschner (Universiteit Gent)
Daniela Marzo (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Matthias Hüning (Freie Universität Berlin)
Joachim Sabel (Université catholique de Louvain)
Barbara Schlücker (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Instituut & Leiden University)

Contact
Kristel Van Goethem: kristel.vangoethem@uclouvain.be

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Call for papers: Morphology Days 2017 (23-24 November)

Morphology Days is a (nearly) biennial international meeting which deals with morphology within different frameworks and in various perspectives. Previous successful editions of this conference have taken place in Leuven (2015), Leeuwarden (2013), Leiden (2012), Nijmegen (2011), Luik (2009) and Amsterdam (2007).

The next edition of the conference will take place at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) on November 23-24, 2017.

We invite papers dealing with issues in morphology for a presentation in the main sessions of the conference.

Keynote speakers
Hélène Giraudo (Université de Toulouse)
Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Freek Van de Velde (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Abstract submission
We invite abstracts in English (500 words maximum, excluding bibliography). Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee.

Website: https://morphologydays2017.wordpress.com/
Abstract submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=md2017

Important dates
Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2017
Notification of decision: September 1, 2017
Program available: September 15, 2017

Organizing Committee
Philippe Hiligsmann (Université catholique de Louvain)
Kristel Van Goethem (F.R.S.- FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain)
Laurent Rasier (Université de Liège)
Nikos Koutsoukos (Université catholique de Louvain)
Isa Hendrikx (Université catholique de Louvain)
Camille Spinhayer (F.R.S.- FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain)

Scientific committee
Dany Amiot (Université de Lille)
Jenny Audring (Universiteit Leiden)
Geert Booij (Universiteit Leiden)
Marie-Aude Lefer (Université catholique de Louvain)
Torsten Leuschner (Universiteit Gent)
Daniela Marzo (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Matthias Hüning (Freie Universität Berlin)
Joachim Sabel (Université catholique de Louvain)
Barbara Schlücker (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Instituut & Leiden University)

Contact
Kristel Van Goethem: kristel.vangoethem@uclouvain.be

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