Sensory-Motor Concepts in Language and Cognition

23 08 2011

The conference “Sensory-motor concepts in language and cognition” focuses on the challenges and boundaries of an interdisciplinary study. The goal is to discuss strategies and to propose ways to bridge the gulf between more or less theoretical operating disciplines such as linguistics and philosophy and more experimentally orientated disciplines such as cognitive neuroscience.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Giovanni Buccino (University of Catanzaro)

Michiel van Elk (LNCO, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Olaf Hauk (University of Cambridge)

Gerard Steen (Vrije University, Amsterdam)

The following questions dealing with the representation and computation of language in the minds and brains of speakers will be raised: How do we perceive the world? In which way are the single entities of our perception stored? What role do sensory-motor concepts play in our understanding of the world and for the linguistic encoding?

The conference will focus on transparent and opaque source domains, both of which are grounded in sensory-motor concepts and critically discuss empirical, experimental and clinical results and linguistic evidence as well as conceptual arguments. For further information please contact the conference homepage:

Important dates:

New abstract submission deadline: 1 October 2011 (!)

Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2011

Revised abstracts due: 15 November 2011

Conference date: 1–3 December 2011

Abstracts can be submitted via EasyChair:

Quelle: DGPhil




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