Language, Culture and Mind VI – final call for papers

Sixth International Conference on
Language, Culture and Mind
June 24-26, Lublin, Poland

Deadline for abstract submission of individual papers and posters: Dec 31, 2013.

The Sixth International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind (LCM VI) will be held on 24-26 June 2014 at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. It will be preceded by a Young Researchers Workshop on 23 June 2014 (same venue), where young researchers will present their ongoing dissertation projects and other work.

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

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Nancy Budwig (Clark University, Psychology)
Henryk Kardela (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Linguistics)
Alan Rumsey (Australian National University, School of Culture, History & Language)
Farzad Sharifian (Monash University, Language and Society Centre)
Beata Stawarska (University of Oregon, Philosophy)

The theme for LCM VI is: Inside/Out: Practice and Representation

While some focus on the representational nature of language and mind, others regard them as socially embedded and embodied practices. We encourage submissions that further investigate the dynamic between practice and representation and critically examine stereotypical or mainstream conceptions of representations as internal and practices as external.

We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations, posters and symposia. (Please clearly indicate your chosen format with your submission.)

Submission guidelines and formats:

• Oral presentations
Title, name, affiliation, 400 word abstract
20 min presentation + 10 minute discussion

• Posters
Title, name, affiliation, 100 word abstract
1 minute oral presentation in the main lecture hall, preceding the poster session

• Symposia (submissions closed)
Symposium title, name and affiliation of symposium convener, an introduction of up to 400 words explaining the theme, all symposium abstracts, in suitable order.
90-minute symposia of 3 papers, allowing time for discussion. Up to two 90-minute symposia may be merged for proposals with 5-6 participants. Papers in each symposium should be thematically linked.

Symposium proposers should indicate whether, if a symposium is not accepted as a whole, they wish the individual abstracts to be considered as individual presentations (oral or poster)

Deadline for abstract submission of symposia: Nov 30, 2013 (closed).
Deadline for abstract submission of individual papers and posters: Dec 31, 2013.

Abstracts should be submitted as .rtf, .odt or .doc attachments using EasyChair: In order to submit an abstract you have to use your existing EasyChair account or register using the link above. Detailed instructions can be found on the Language Culture and Mind VI conference website:”

Important dates:

• Deadline for abstract submission (symposia): 30 Nov 2013 (closed)
• Deadline for abstract submission (papers, posters): 31 Dec 2013
• Notification of acceptance (symposia): 15 Jan 2014
• Notification of acceptance (papers, posters): 15 Feb 2014
• Last date for early registration: 30 Mar 2014
• Last date for participant registration: 1 May 2014
• Final program publication: 31 May 2014

***Young Researchers Workshop***

The LCM VI Young Researchers Workshop is a satellite event of the LCM VI conference, aimed at graduate students and junior scholars conducting theoretical or empirical research in language and communication including, but not limited to cognitive, social, affective, embodied and/or cultural perspectives. The workshop aims at providing a forum for presenting results and foster interaction and debate in the context of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Young researchers in anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics, semantics, discourse analysis, cognitive and neuroscience are invited to share, and thereby enrich, their study of human natural language and communication. A specialist’s comment on each accepted contribution makes the workshop a unique opportunity to receive expert feedback.

Contact: Roberto Bottini –

Abstract specifications:
1 page, 400 words, single-spaced, font size 12 pt, Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins on all sides. Diagrams must fit in the page.
Heading should include:
– Title of the paper
– Author(s) name
– Author(s) affiliation
– E-mail address of principal author

Deadline for abstract submission: Dec 31, 2013

Abstracts for the Young Researchers Workshop presentations should be submitted as .rtf, .pdf or .doc attachments using EasyChair:
A special track for YRW has been created within LCM6 EasyChair account.

LCM VI Local organization
· Piotr Konderak, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Cognitive Science
· Piotr Giza, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Philosophy
· Marcin Krawczyk, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Philosophy
· Monika Malmon, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Philosophy
· Przemyslaw Sotowski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Law

International LCM organizing committee
· Ana Margarida Abrantes, Catholic University of Portugal, Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture
· Roberto Bottini, University of Milan-Bicocca, Cognitive Science
· Barbara Fultner, Denison University, Philosophy and Women’s Studies
· Peter Hanenberg, Catholic University of Portugal, Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture
· John Lucy, University of Chicago, Comparative Human Development and Psychology
· Aliyah Morgenstern, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Linguistics
· Esther Pascual, University of Groningen, Communication Studies
· Victor Rosenthal, Institut Marcel Mauss-EHESS, Paris, Anthropology
· Chris Sinha, Lund University, Linguistics

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