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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Language, Culture and Mind, 24-26 Jun 2013, Lublin, POLAND


The Sixth International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind (LCM VI) 
will be held on 24-26 June 2014 at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University 
in Lublin, Poland. It will be preceded by a Young Researchers Workshop on 
23 June 2014 (same venue), where young researchers will present their 
ongoing dissertation projects and other work.

The goals of LCM conferences are to contribute to situating the study of 
language in a contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue (involving 
philosophy, linguistics, psychology, anthropology, semiotics and related 
fields), and to promote a better integration of cognitive and cultural 
perspectives in empirical and theoretical studies of language.

Plenary speakers
Nancy Budwig (Clark University, Psychology)
Henryk Kardela (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Linguistics)
Alan Rumsey (Australian National University, School of Culture, History, and Language
Farzad Sharifian (Monash University, Language and Society Centre)
Beata Stawarska (University of Oregon, Philosophy)

The theme for LCM VI is:  Inside/Out: Practice and Representation

While some focus on the representational nature of language and mind, 
others regard them as socially embedded and embodied practices. We 
encourage submissions that further investigate the dynamic between 
practice and representation and critically examine stereotypical or 
mainstream conceptions of representations as internal and practices as 

We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations, posters and 
symposia.  (Please clearly indicate your chosen format with your 
submission.)  Submissions need not be limited to the conference theme.

Submission guidelines and formats:

? Oral presentations
Title, name, affiliation, 400 word abstract
20 min presentation + 10 minute discussion

? Posters
Title, name, affiliation, 100 word abstract
1 minute oral presentation in the main lecture hall, preceding the poster session

? Symposia (30 November deadline past)
Symposium title, name and affiliation of symposium convener, an introduction of up to 400 words explaining the theme, all symposium abstracts, in suitable order.
90-minute symposia of 3 papers, allowing time for discussion. Up to two 90-minute symposia may be merged for proposals with 5-6 participants. Papers in each symposium should be thematically linked.

Symposium proposers should indicate whether, if a symposium is not accepted as a whole, they wish the individual abstracts to be considered as individual presentations (oral or poster)

Deadline for abstract submission of symposia: Nov 30, 2013.
Deadline for abstract submission of individual papers and posters: Dec 31, 2013.

Abstracts should be submitted as .rtf, .odt or .doc attachments using EasyChair: In order to submit an abstract you have to use your existing EasyChair account or register using the link above.  Detailed instructions can be found on the Language Culture and Mind VI conference website:"

Important dates

? Deadline for abstract submission (papers, posters): 31 Dec 2013

? Notification of acceptance (symposia): 15 Jan 2014

? Notification of acceptance (papers, posters): 15 Feb 2014

? Last date for early registration: 30 Mar 2014

? Last date for participant registration: 1 May 2014

? Final program publication: 31 May 2014

***Young Researchers Workshop***

The LCM VI Young Researchers Workshop is a satellite event of the LCM VI conference, aimed at graduate 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 aims at providing a forum for presenting results 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. A specialist?s comment on each accepted contribution makes the workshop a unique opportunity to receive expert feedback.

Contact: Roberto Bottini ?

Abstract specifications:
1 page, 400 words, single-spaced, font size 12 pt, Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins on all sides. Diagrams must fit in the page.
Heading should include:
- Title of the paper
- Author(s) name
- Author(s) affiliation
- E-mail address of principal author

Deadline for abstract submission: Dec 31, 2013

Abstracts for the Young Researchers Workshop presentations should be submitted as .rtf, .pdf or .doc attachments using EasyChair:

A special track for YRW has been created within LCM6 EasyChair account.

LCM VI Local organization

       Piotr Konderak, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Cognitive Science
       Piotr Giza, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Philosophy
       Marcin Krawczyk, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Philosophy
       Monika Malmon, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Philosophy
       Przemyslaw Sotowski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Law

The International LCM organizing committee

       Ana Margarida Abrantes, Catholic University of Portugal, Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture
       Roberto Bottini, University of Milan-Bicocca, Cognitive Science
       Barbara Fultner, Denison University, Philosophy and Women?s Studies
       Peter Hanenberg, Catholic University of Portugal, Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture
       John Lucy, University of Chicago, Comparative Human Development and Psychology
       Aliyah Morgenstern, Universit Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Linguistics
       Esther Pascual, University of Groningen, Communication Studies
       Victor Rosenthal, Institut Marcel Mauss-EHESS, Paris, Anthropology
       Chris Sinha, Lund University, Linguistics