Final CFP: Language, Culture Mind 2010

Jordan Zlatev Jordan.Zlatev at
Fri Dec 4 08:27:32 UTC 2009

Final call for papers - Language, Culture and Mind (LCM 4)

We send this final announcement that the 4th International Conference on 
Language, Culture and Mind (LCM 4) will be held in Turku, Finland, at 
Åbo Akademi University, 21st-23rd June 2010.
Note: The deadline for abstract submission is Dec 15, 2009!

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

Confirmed plenary speakers:
* Associate Prof. Jukka Hyönä, University of Turku
* Prof. Peggy Miller, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
* Prof. Cornelia Müller, Berlin Gesture Centre and Europa Universität 
* Prof. Bradd Shore, Emory University, Atlanta
* Prof. Dan Zahavi, Centre for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen

Round tables (with invited participants):
* Intersubjectivity and Lifeworld: Constituted in language or consciousness?
* Theorizing language, culture, and mind: in honour of Claude Levi Strauss
* Multimodality and embodiment in communication and language

The International LCM committee invites the submission of abstracts for 
presentations (oral and posters), on topics including but not limited to:
* biological and cultural co-evolution
* comparative study of communication systems
* cognitive and cultural schematization in language
* emergence of language in ontogeny and phylogeny
* language in social interaction and multi-modal communication
* language, intersubjectivity and normativity
* language and thought, emotion and consciousness

Abstracts of up to 500 words, including references, should be sent to 
lcm4turku at<mailto:lcm4turku at> as an attachment, in pdf 
or rtf format. Indicate if the abstract is for an oral or poster 
presentation. Note that there will be proper poster session(s), with one 
minute self-presentations to the audience in the plenary hall, just 
before the poster session. The deadline for abstract submission is Dec 
15, 2009. Please see the homesite for additional information on abstract 
Registration for the conference should be done through the online 
registration form; see

The fees for the LCM conference are:
* Early registration (until 1st March 2010): 140 euros
(110 euros for members of SALC)
* Late registration (from 2nd March 2010 to 1st May 2010): 165 euros
(125 euros for members of SALC)
* Reduced registration fee (see registration form): 125 euros
(90 euros for members of SALC)
* The Finnish Evening 70 euros
(60 euros for members of SALC)

The registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks during the 
conference, admission to all scientific sessions, all congress materials 
and administration costs. The Finnish evening fee includes a steam ship 
trip, dinner and sauna (swimming), and Finnish tango music.

Important dates
* Deadline for abstract submission 15 Dec 2009
* Notification of acceptance 15 Feb 2010
* Last date for early registration 1 Mar 2010
* Last date for registration 1 May 2010
* Final program publication 15th May 2010

The international LCM committee
* Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Language and Communication
* Carlos Cornejo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Psychology
* Barbara Fultner, Denison University, Philosophy
* Anders Hougaard, University of Southern Denmark, Social Cognition
* Esa Itkonen, University of Turku, Linguistics
* John Lucy, University of Chicago, Comparative Human Development and 
* Aliyah Morgenstern, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Linguistics
* Chris Sinha, University of Portsmouth, Psychology
* Daniel Wolk, University of Kurdistan Hawler, Sociology
* Jordan Zlatev, Lund University, Linguistics/Cognitive Semiotics

LCM4 Local organizing committee
* Urpo Nikanne, Åbo Akademi University, Finnish language
* Anneli Pajunen, University of Tampere, Finnish languge
* Esa Itkonen, University of Turku, General linguistics

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