LINGUIST List 14.44

Wed Jan 8 2003

Calls: Cognitive Ling/Consequences of Mobility

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  1. mg246, Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics, NY USA
  2. fabri, Consequences of Mobility, Denmark

Message 1: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics, NY USA

Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 00:15:59 +0000
From: mg246 <>
Subject: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics, NY USA

Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics Workshop

Short Title: EMCL
Location: Ithaca, New York, USA
Date: 02-MAY-03 - 04-MAY-03

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description: 

Recent years have witnessed a virtual explosion of theory about the
relationship between language and cognition in work on cognitive
grammar (Langacker), cognitive semantics (Talmy), conceptual
integration (Fauconnier & Turner), and conceptual metaphor (Lakoff,
Sweetser). However, most of the empirical support for these theories
lies in the linguistic judgments and intuitions of their
proponents. While this is a powerful form of empirical support, the
wide-ranging nature of the claims in cognitive linguistics creates a
particular need for converging evidence from other techniques in
cognitive science in order to assess both its assumptions and its
conclusions about cognitive phenomena. The Empirical Methods in
Cognitive Linguistics Workshop is motivated by the idea that
experimental and observational work can help substantiate the claims
of cognitive linguistics, and to further develop an empirically valid
account of the connection between language and cognition.

This interdisciplinary workshop is intended to provide a forum where
people doing experimental and observational research in cognitive
linguistics can come together to obtain a comprehensive picture of
progress in this endeavor, and to identify areas for future
investigation. During the workshop, we will explore the use of various
experimental and observational methods to address particular issues
relevant to language and cognition.

To this end, the goals of the workshop are:

-to evaluate experimental and empirical support for various claims in
cognitive linguistics;

-to address practical and methodological issues such as experimental
design, data collection and analysis (including audio/video corpora,
eye-tracking, gesture, fMRI/EEG, image schemas, etc.)

-to explore how data from natural language corpora can be fruitfully
incorporated in experimental work;

-to create a network of researchers with common interests and concerns
for continued collaboration.

This event is sponsored and generously funded by the Cognitive Studies
Program at Cornell University.
2nd call for student applications

Deadline January 31, 2003

Faculty now complete:

Plenary Speaker: 
Leonard Talmy (University at Buffalo, SUNY, Linguistics) website

Lera Boroditsky , MIT, Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Seana Coulson, UCSD, Cognitive Science
Raymond Gibbs, UCSC, Psychology
Teenie Matlock, Stanford, Psychology
Wolfgang Settekorn, Universitaet Hamburg, Discourse Analysis (TBC)
Chris Sinha, University of Portsmouth, Developmental Psychology
Michael Spivey, Cornell University, Psycholinguistics
Eve Sweetser, UC Berkeley, Linguistics

Faculty Participants:� 
Ben Bergen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Herb Colston, University of Wisconsin Parkside
Jeff Hancock, Cornell University 
Rafael Nunez, UCSD (TBC)
Zoltan Kovecses, Eotvos Lorand University (TBC)			
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Message 2: Consequences of Mobility, Denmark

Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 06:42:20 +0000
From: fabri <>
Subject: Consequences of Mobility, Denmark

The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones

Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Date: 23-MAY-03 - 24-MAY-03

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Gunilla Eriksen
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description: 

The Research group on Sociolinguistics, Language Pedagogy and
Sociocultural issues, Department of Language and Culture, Roskilde
University, will be hosting

The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact


We are delighted to announce that our invited speakers will be:
Professor Peter Auer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universit�t Freiburg
Professor Lesley Milroy, University of Michigan

Please note that the abstract deadline for our upcoming conference,
The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact
Zones is 15th January, 2003. 

The aim of the conference is to investigate the different kinds of
linguistic and sociocultural contacts brought about by transnational
migrations in the contemporary world. The theoretical and
methodological focus is on various forms of integration between on the
one hand sociolinguistic studies and studies in the sociology of
language and on the other hand the general area of cultural studies:
studies of cultural and social identities, of multiculturality,
cultural hybridity and identity politics in complex societies.
Abstract submission details Abstracts of maximum 400 words should be
sent as email attachments in Word format only. Presentations will last
30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Please
submit TWO copies of the abstract, one anonymous (for evaluation
purposes) and one containing author and affiliation details. Please
indicate in your email what type of audiovisual equipment will be
required for your presentation. Abstracts are to be sent to the
conference secretary, Gunilla Eriksen, 

NB: Our New Home Page address is

Please update your bookmarks.

We look forward to welcoming you to Denmark!			
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