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Young Researchers Workshop

We invite young researchers to submit their work for presentation at the LCM 8 Young Researchers Workshop at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA, on Monday, July 16, 2018.

The LCM Young Researchers Workshop (YRW) is intended to be a full-day satellite event of the LCM  conferences, aimed at graduate or undergraduate students and junior scholars conducting theoretical or empirical research in language and communication including, but not limited to cognitive, social, affective, embodied and/or cultural perspectives. The workshop will provide a forum to share research findings, compare approaches and methodologies, and foster interaction and debate in the context of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Young researchers in anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics, semantics, discourse analysis, cognitive and neuroscience are invited to share, and thereby enrich, their study of human natural language and communication. We welcome abstract submissions that include pilot data, preliminary findings, and research toward doctoral or post-doctoral candidacy. Because LCM 8 is hosted by Denison University, which has been recognized by the Council on Undergraduate Research as a leader in undergraduate research, we also welcome submissions by advanced undergraduates.


Workshop Objectives:

  • share research findings
  • compare approaches and methodologies
  • exchange contacts and references
  • foster interaction and debate
  • forge a new professional community using social networking and new media that will highlight interdisciplinary collaboration


Structure of the Workshop

Candidates eligible for submission are graduate and undergraduate students and those who have completed a doctoral dissertation within the last three years. Successful candidates will be allotted a 30-minute time slot, comprising a 20-minute presentation, and 10-minutes for peer commentary and discussion with the audience. Candidates may submit abstracts to both the LCM V Conference and the Young Researchers Workshop as long as the topics are different (i.e., you may not submit the same abstract to both events). Accepted abstracts will be available online prior to the workshop on a designated interactive web platform. The web platform will allow participants to become familiar with each others’ work in advance by engaging in online discussions and providing and receiving comments and feedback, which will set the stage for an effective exchange of ideas during the workshop.


The deadline for paper submissions is January 15st, 2018. Submit your abstract here. If you have any questions, please contact anamorenonunezphd@gmail.com.