Conference on LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND COGNITION

Datum konání

04.08.2008
07.08.2008

Místo konání

University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

The conference on Language, Communication and Cognition aims to promote an interdisciplinary, comparative, multi-methodological approach to the study of language, communication and cognition, informed by method and practice as developed in Cognitive Linguistics.  The objective is to contribute to our understanding of language as a key aspect of human cognition, using converging and multi-disciplinary methodologies, based upon cross-linguistic, cross-cultural, and cross-population comparisons.The conference will address the following themes: -Language, creativity and imagination-Language in use-Meaning and grammar-Communication, conceptualisation and gesture -Language and its influence on thought -Language acquisition and conceptual development -Origins and evolution of language and mind Keynote speakersThe following distinguished scholars will be giving keynote lectures relating to the conference themes:Lera Boroditsky, Stanford UniversityHerbert H. Clark, Stanford UniversityAdele Goldberg, Princeton UniversitySotaro Kita, Birmingham UniversityGeorge Lakoff, University of California, BerkeleyMichael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig