lamb at rice.edu
Tue Nov 7 17:55:32 UTC 2006
Apologies for multiple postings..
The 2007 annual meeting of LACUS will be held at Eastern Kentucky
University, near Lexington, Kentucky, July 24-28.
Conference theme: "Speech and Beyond" (emphasis on "beyond"). The
venue relates to this theme, as eastern Kentucky is horse country.
The theme is intended to include animal communication, including
interspecies communication, especially between humans and animals.
An excursion is being planned to a demonstration of horse communication
(see LACUS website for further information).
Features Speakers include:
Linda Acredolo, UC Davis: Signing with Babies Before they can Talk:
A Window into the Infant Mind
Louis Herman, University of Hawaii: Linguistic and Cognitive Skills of
Irene Pepperburg, Harvard University and Brandeis University:
Communicative and Cognitive Skills of African Gray Parrots
Sydney Lamb, Rice University: Varieties of Human and Animal Semiosis
and their Neurocognitive Basis
Contributions are welcomed on
Human communication in media other than speech and writing
The uniqueness/nonuniqueness of human language
Other aspects of communication (including spoken and written)
Abstracts will be due by 20 January 2007.
Further information, including details on submission of abstracts, is
posted on the LACUS web site, at www.rice.edu/lacus/ (click on
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