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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: (Re)presenting the Speech of Others, 13-14 Mar 2014, Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS

https://sites.google.com/site/representing2014/

Conference Date: 13-14 March, 2014
 Submission Deadline: 1 December, 2013
 Venue: University of Groningen, the Netherlands
 Organization: Franziska Kder & Emar Maier
 Hosted by the ERC project BLENDS
 Contact: f.koder@rug.nl
 Web: https://sites.google.com/site/representing2014/


 Conference Description

 There are different ways of reporting what someone else has said. Common
 forms of speech reports are direct speech (Mary said ?I am sick?) and
 indirect speech (Mary said that she is sick). Pretense and role play are
 closely related phenomena. Like in direct speech, someone engaging in role
 play adopts the perspective of another person and produces utterances from
 that shifted standpoint (I am sick) (Harris, 2000). Another interesting
 parallel is that children start to use speech reports and to engage in role
 play at around the same time, namely at two to three years of age. This is
 well before they pass standard false belief tests (at around four) which are
 often taken to be the hallmark of Theory of Mind and metarepresentation
 (e.g. Perner, 1991). Since at least some forms of reported speech exhibit
 recursion, intensionality, and/or clausal embedding, this developmental gap
 may shed new light on the debate over the relationship between Theory of
 Mind and the syntax/semantics of recursive embedding (e.g. de Villiers & de
 Villiers, 2000). The aim of the conference is to discuss the cognitive and
 conceptual relationship of reported speech, pretense and cognitive abilities
 such as perspective-taking, metarepresentation and Theory of Mind.

 Keynote speakers:
- Paul L. Harris
 - Josef Perner
 - Jill de Villiers


 Submission details

 We invite authors to submit an anonymous two-page abstract by 1 December,
 2013, for a talk of 20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion or a poster.
 Submissions should be made via Easychair. We welcome theoretically and
 empirically oriented contributions addressing some of the following topics
 of interest from the perspectives of (psycho)linguistics, philosophy,
 psychology or semantics.

 Topics of Interest:
 - Development of reported speech
 - Development of pretense/ role play
 - Direct and indirect speech
 - Perspective shift, role shift, deictic/indexical shift
 - Theory of Mind / mindreading
 - Metacognition and metarepresentation