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LCC 2008 : Language, Communication and Cognition


When Aug 4, 2008 - Aug 7, 2008
Where Brighton, United Kingdom
Submission Deadline Nov 26, 2007
Categories    linguistics   cognitive science

Call For Papers


Papers are welcome on any aspect of the relationship between language, communication and cognition. Papers which relate to the following topics are particularly welcome:

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

Theme Sessions

The socio-cultural, cognitive and neurological bases of metaphor

Cognitive and social processes in language use

Constructional approaches to grammar & first language acquisition

The role of gesture in communication and cognition

The social and cognitive bases of language evolution

Linguistic Relativity: evidence and methods

Submission of Abstracts

Submissions are solicited for the general session, the theme sessions, and the poster session. The abstract guidelines for all sessions are as follows:

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words - references are excluded from this count;

Abstracts should clearly indicate a presentation title;

Abstracts should be anonymous for purposes of blind peer-review;

Abstracts should be formatted as Word, RTF or PDF documents;

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to

Please include the following information in the main body of your email:

title and name of author(s)


email address for correspondence

presentation title

3-5 keywords

preferred session for presentation: either general session, poster session, or theme session (please specify theme session number or title)

Please include the following information in the subject header of your email:

"Abstract Submission - author(s) name(s)"




Special Notes

Abstracts rejected for a particular theme session will automatically be considered for the general session.

Please note that all paper presentations in the general and the themed sessions will last for 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.

Abstract submissions will be acknowledged by email within 3 days of receipt. Please contact the organisers at if your abstract submission has not been acknowledged.

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