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About 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.

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.

View previous LCM website here.

 

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 1 February 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2018
  • EXTENDED Deadline for early registration: 4 May 2018
  • Deadline for registration: 1 June 2018

 

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Plenary Speakers

Schedule

July 17-19, 2018

Shuttles to and from the airport will be provided. On Monday, July 16th, there will be a late afternoon walking tour of Granville with Professor Tony Lisska.

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

Burton Morgan Atrium
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Konderak, “Language and Cognition: An Amalgamated View”

Representation, Belief, and Collective Intentionality
Burton Morgan 218
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Loeffler, “Belief and Linguistic Understanding”

Representation, Belief, and Collective Intentionality
Burton Morgan 218
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Fultner, “Joint Intentionality From the Perspective of Ecological Thinking”

Representation, Belief, and Collective Intentionality
Burton Morgan 218
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Huffman Dining Hall
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Ecologies of Language and Mind

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reception

Faculty Common
9:15 am - 10:30 am

Plenary Lecture: Lorraine Code, “Care, Concern and Advocacy: Is there a Place for Epistemic Responsibility?”

Burton Morgan Lecture Hall
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Chen, “Hemispheric Specialization of Chinese-English Bilingual Metaphor Processing”

Metaphor in Multilingual or Multimodal Contexts Burton Morgan 220
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Case and Williams, “Teaching Grounding Metaphor in the Elementary ESL Math Classroom”

Metaphor in Multilingual or Multimodal Contexts Burton Morgan 220
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Matsunaka, “Metaphorical Relation Between Color and Abstract Thought”

Metaphor in Multilingual or Multimodal Contexts Burton Morgan 220
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Cowling, “What do Speech Balloons Depict?”

Depiction and Meaning Burton Morgan 218
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Li, “A Conceptual Metaphor Account of Word Composition of ‘East’ In Chinese”

Metaphor
Burton Morgan 220
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tong, “Recognition of Chinese Brand Names of Rare Characters With Suggestive Radicals”

Depiction and Meaning
Burton Morgan 218
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Augustyn, “Conceptual Metaphor as Tool of Social Understanding in Law”

Metaphor
Burton Morgan 220
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Plenary Lecture #2: Dan Everett, “The Role of Culture in the Cognitive Sciences”

Burton Morgan Lecture Hall
9:00 am - 10:15 am

Plenary Lecture #3: Asifa Majid, “The Differential Coding of Perception in the World’s Languages”

Burton Morgan Lecture Hall
10:15 am - 10:30 am

Coffee Break

Burton Morgan Atrium
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Marcos-Miguel, “Second Language Classroom Discourse: How Do Learner Questions Contribute to the Discourse of Content Courses?”

Classroom Applications
Burton Morgan 218
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ortiz, “Embracing your ‘YO’: A Mindfulness Approach Towards Proficiency in the Spanish Language Classroom”

Classroom Applications
Burton Morgan 218
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch

Huffman Dining Hall
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Conference Outing and Dinner

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Mathew, “Co-Occurrence of Vocal Behaviours and Hand Actions in Typically Developing Infants”

Multimodality and Gesture
Burton Morgan 220
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Parrill, “Multimodal Evaluation: Gestures Accompanying Expressions of Contrast”

Multimodality and Gesture
Burton Morgan 220
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kazi, “Wanna FaceTime: A Closer Look at the Language Change of the Wanna-Contraction”

Multimodality and Gesture
Burton Morgan 220
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Goller, Choi, and Ansorge, “Language and Capture of Visual Attention: A case for Linguistic Relativity”

Linguistic Relativity
Burton Morgan 218
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Fielden and Rico, “Negotiation of Meaning as Creative Problem-Solving in EFL Classrooms”

Classroom Applications
Burton Morgan 218
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Zhao and Pascual, “Verbatim Fictive Speech as Communicative Strategy: How Chinese Children with Autism Enact Socio-Cultural Experiences”

Cognitive-Communicative Development
Burton Morgan 220
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Batisti, “From Worldviews to Non-Representationalism: Is Interactional Linguistic Relativity Compatible with Enactivism?”

Linguistic Relativity
Burton Morgan 218
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Green-Mitchell, “Evidence for Co-occurring Deficits in Language Acquisition and Social Cognition/Cultural Acquisition Among At-Risk Youth”

Cognitive-Communicative Development
Burton Morgan 220
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Lucy, “The Implications of Linguistic Relativity for Later Language Learning”

Linguistic Relativity
Burton Morgan 218
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Kozhabayeva, “Heritage Language and Culture Maintenance: A Study of Armenian Ethnic Cultural Center”

Cognitive-Communicative Development
Burton Morgan 220
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

Burton Morgan Atrium
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Business Meeting

Burton Morgan Lecture Hall
9:00 am - 9:15 am

Announcements

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Wang, “A Study of Embodied Cognition from the Perspective of Mead’s Symbolic Interactionism”

Embodiment, Norms & Ecology
Burton Morgan 218
9:45 am - 10:15 am

Manning, “Against Conventional Norms”

Embodiment, Norms & Ecology
Burton Morgan 218
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Weiskopf, “The Limits of Ethnobiological Realism”

Embodiment, Norms & Ecology
Burton Morgan 218
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Coffee Break

12:30 pm - 12:40 pm

Closing Remarks

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

Huffman Dining Hall
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Jones, “Ecologies of Color, Saturated Enactivism, and Color Primitivism”

Ecologies and Grounds Burton Morgan 220
9:45 am - 10:15 am

Scott, “Sacrality, Space, and Cognition: A Cultural-Cognitive Account of the Sacred in Old English”

Ecologies and Grounds
Burton Morgan 220
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Behme, “Narrenfreiheit”

Ecologies and Grounds
Burton Morgan 220
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Plenary Lecture #4: Harry Heft, “Emergent Places as Contexts for Action and Development”

12:30 pm

Shuttles to Airport

Registration

$150

Early Bird Registration (Extended)

Sign up before May 4, 2018!

$110

Early Bird Student Registration (Extended)

Sign up before May 4, 2018!

$180

Regular Registration

Registration deadline: June 1, 2018

$140

Student Registration

Registration deadline: June 1, 2018

Accommodations

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. The beautiful, fully residential campus, is located in Granville, Ohio, just 35 minutes outside of Columbus, Ohio. For more information, see: <a href="http://www.denison.edu">www.denison.edu</a>.

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Denison University, 100 West College Street, Granville, OH 43023