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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