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Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology was founded in 1949 in the basement of the Main Library at the University of British Columbia. Today, Canada’s largest teaching museum is located in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea – its collections, exhibitions and programs renowned for giving access and insight into the cultures of indigenous peoples around […]

Koerner Library

Design: Architectura in collaboration with Arthur Erickson Official opening: March 10, 1997 Area: 17,200 square metres Capacity of stacks: 800,000 volumes Study space: 920 individual carrels, plus rooms for group study Cost: $24 million dollars In 1991, the area immediately to the west of the underground Sedgewick Undergraduate Library was confirmed as the site for […]

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Call for Papers: Language and the Creative Mind

Selected papers from the 11th Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language conference We are seeking article submissions from participants in CSDL 11 for a volume of selected papers. As with previous volumes, it will be peer-reviewed and published by CSLI Publications. It is scheduled to come out in the summer of 2013.   Important dates November […]

by Serina - Date: August 18, 2012 @6:13 pm [/loop]


Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language May 17-20, 2012 Vancouver, CanadaThe joint study of language and cognitive mechanisms has created a number of analytical tools and opened many new research questions. Similar concepts are now applied to the study of language structure, gesture and sign language, but also to more centrally creative modalities. It is time to give all researchers interested in cognition, communication, and the creative mind an opportunity to work towards a more integrated approach. We welcome a broad range of papers in cognitive, functional, and discourse linguistics and related research areas in cognitive psychology, situated cognition, etc. Papers are especially encouraged bearing on, but not limited to, the following topics related to the special conference theme:

  • Cognition, Gesture, and Sign
  • Multimodal Communication and Cognition
  • Conceptual Blending and Metaphor
  • Language and Music
  • Embodiment
  • Cognitive Underpinnings of Creativity
  • Visual Artifacts
  • Grammar and Creative Thought
  • Literary Discourse and Cognition

To facilitate cross-links and conversations, we will start with a day of workshop-style plenary talks on themes related to the connections between language and various creative modalities. The remaining three days will be filled with more focused research presentations, in parallel sessions, poster sessions, and in plenary format.

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