Marja Nenonen marja.nenonen at
Fri Jan 4 09:53:35 UTC 2013

The FINAL Final Call for the Fourth Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition
The Fourth Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC IV) will take place on the Joensuu campus of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), June 12–14, 2013.
The conference will be organized by the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC), the Finnish Cognitive Linguistics Association (FiCLA) and the UEF language departments.

Keynote speakers:
Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen: Forces that shape linguistic structure in sign languages
Raymond Gibbs, University of California, Santa Cruz: What does metaphor in language reveal about metaphor in thought?
Irene Mittelberg, RWTH Aachen University: The exbodied mind: Cognitive-semiotic principles as motivating forces in gesture
Anatol Stefanowitsch, Freie Universität Berlin: Quantitative corpus linguistics and the Usage-Based Model: Natural allies or uneasy partners?
Emile van der Zee, Lincoln University: Word learning in Canis Familiaris: What does word learning in other species such as the dog tell us about word learning mechanisms in humans?
The conference is aimed at covering all areas of linguistics with a cognitive flavour, including, for instance,
·        Cognitive impairment and language use
·        Language acquisition and cognition
·        Language and cognitive development and evolution
·        Language and consciousness
·        Language and gesture
·        Language change and cognition
·        Language structure and cognition
·        Language use and cognition
·        Linguistic relativity
·        Linguistic typology and cognition
·        Multicultural communication and cognition
·        Psycholinguistic approaches to language and cognition
·        Translation and cognition

We invite submissions of abstracts for paper, workshop and poster presentations. The language of the conference is English.

The final deadline for abstract submission is Friday, January 18, 2013.

Section papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.  Organizers of workshops should submit a one-page general abstract of their workshop as well as enclose one (one-page) abstract for each workshop presentation.

The abstracts should be sent by email attachment to salc4 at<mailto:salc4 at> (format of message title: SALC2013Abstract: author last name(s): format of attachment name: salc2013abstract_author last name(s)). The document should contain author information (including author name(s), affiliation and contact email address), presentation title, abstract and your preference for oral or poster presentation (if applicable). Notification of acceptance will be communicated by February 1, 2013.

Conference fee:
Faculty: 180 €
Faculty SALC/FiCLA members: 150 €
Students: 90 €
Student SALC/FiCLA members: 60 €
The fees include coffee/tea and other refreshments, the reception on June 12, and a conference dinner on June 13.

Travel grants: There will be two travel grants, of 400 euro each, awarded by the board of SALC, for junior researchers who do not have independent funding. If you wish to apply, please send a letter of motivation to professor Carita Paradis, Chair of SALC, at: Carita.Paradis at<mailto:Carita.Paradis at>, when you submit your abstract to the conference organizers at: salc4 at<mailto:salc4 at>. Decisions will be announced in personal email by February 1, 2013.

The meeting begins on Wednesday, June 14th at 10.00, and ends on Friday, June 16th at 16.15.  A preliminary program can be found on the conference website:
Conference email address SALC4 at<mailto:SALC4 at>
For SALC, see:
For FiCLA, see:

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