TimeLing 2012 Conference
Call for papers

Chair of English Language & Applied Linguistics
Chair of English & General Linguistics
University of Lodz, Poland

email contact: timeling@uni.lodz.pl

Date: 11-13 October, 2012
Venue: University of Lodz Conference Centre
Address: Kopcińskiego 16-18
90 -232 Lodz

phone (48) 42 635-54-90
fax (48) 42 659-87-51

Organizing Committee

University of Lodz
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Chair)
Krzysztof Kosecki (Co-Chair)
Janusz Badio (Scientific Secretary)
Piotr Pęzik
Jacek Waliński
Mikołaj Deckert
Łukasz Dróżdż (IT assistance)
Joanna Pawliczak (secretarial assistance)


ISCH COST Action TD0904
Time In MEntaL activitY: theoretical, behavioral, bioimaging and clinical
perspectives (TIMELY)
Action Chair: Dr Argiro Vatakis

Conference Theme

The conference will offer a forum for the presentation of multidisciplinary perspectives on the concept of time and its embodied, phenomenological experience as expressed in diverse systems, above all human language, and should thus be of interest to students and researchers in philosophy, anthropology and psychology of time. Also welcome are scholars who investigate temporal experience, time expressions and categorization in language and literature, including metaphor and figurative language, learning-acquisition of temporal concepts as well as annotation and identification of temporal structures in language corpora. In addition, the organizers hope to attract researchers who propose cognitive, formal and other models of time and time-related dimensions in the framework of event structures. Presentations pertaining to the construal and coding of events in linguistic or non-linguistic narrative, gestures and other forms of human communication systems would be relevant.

Each individual paper (including discussion) will be alloted a 30-minute slot.
A poster session will be allotted a 2-hour period on one of the conference days.
A selection of papers will be published by an international publisher.

Plenary speakers (confirmed) & (provisional) titles of lectures

  • Prof. Roy Ellen, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK - The Cultural Cognition of Time: Some Anthropological PerspectivesProf. Vyvyan Evans, Bangor University, UK - Temporal Frames of ReferenceProf. Katarzyna Jaszczołt, Cambridge University, UK - Temporality and Epistemic Commitment: An Unresolved Question
  • Prof. James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, Mass., USA - Locating Events in Time and Space
  • Prof. Elżbieta Szeląg & Prof. Joanna Skolimowska, M. Nencki Departament of Neuropsychology, Institute of Experimental Biology PAN (Polish Academy of Science), Warsaw, POLAND - Cognitive Function in Elderly can be Ameliorated by Training in Temporal Information Processing
  • Prof. Rolf Ulrich, University of Tübingen, GERMANY - Processing of Temporal Sentence Information: Automatic Mapping of Space onto Time
  • Dr. Argiro Vatakis, Cognitive Systems Research Institute, Athens, GREECE - Multisensory and Temporal Integration of Audiovisual Speech

Abstracts (max. 500 words): May 15th 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 1st 2012

All participants are kindly requested to register for the conference using a registration form at http://www.timeling.pl


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