Summer Institute 'Culture, Communication, Cognition'

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Sat May 10 18:00:32 UTC 2008

Summer Institute 'Culture, Communication, Cognition'
Short Title: SICCC

Date: 16-Jun-2008 - 20-Jun-2008
Location: Shanghai, China
Contact: Dingfang Shu
Contact Email:

Meeting Description:

The Mouton journal "Intercultural Pragmatics" and the Chinese Cognitive
Linguistics Association will hold the Summer Institute "Culture, Communication,
Cognition" (SICCC) at the Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai,
China on June 16-20, 2008.

Venue: Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China
Time: June 15-19, 2008

Contact: Professor Dingfang Shu
Email: or


Room 304, Administration Building
Shanghai International Studies University
No. 550, Dalian Xilu, Hongkou District
Shanghai, 200083


June 15, Sunday

Kasia Jaszczolt, Professor of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK
''Pragmatic Inference and Default Interpretations in Current Theories of
Discourse Meaning''

June 16, Monday

Lera Boroditsky, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Stanford University, USA
''How the Languages We Speak Shape the Ways We Think''

June 17, Tuesday

Istvan Kecskes, Professor of Linguistics, State University of New
York, Albany, USA
''Cognitive Aspects of Bi- and Multilingualism''

June 18, Wednesday

Suzanne Kemmer, Professor of Linguistics, Rice University, USA
''Language, Culture and Mind''

June 19, Thursday

Jan Nuyts, Professor of Linguistics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
''Tense-Aspect-Modality in language and conceptualization: A
cognitive-functional perspective''

Each instructor will teach two sessions on the assigned day:

10:00 - 12:00 AM
02:00 - 04:00 PM

Participation fee: 800 RMB (attendance and documents)

Accommodation: Guesthouse of Shanghai International Studies University

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