Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models III

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Friday, 5 February 2010 to Sunday, 7 February 2010
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 1 October 2009

Full Title: Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models III
Short Title: UICM3

Date: 05-Feb-2010 - 07-Feb-2010
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact Person: Mikhail Kissine
Meeting Email: uicm3@ulb.ac.be
Web Site: http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~uicm3/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics;
Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

The third edition of the Brussels conference on Utterance Interpretation and
Cognitive Models will take place on February 5-7, 2009. The first edition
addressed the issue of the semantics/pragmatics interface from a cognitive
perspective and drew essentially on the work of semanticists, pragmaticists
and philosophers of language. The second broadened the perspective by
inviting the views of scholars from the related subfields of syntax,
cognitive linguistics and evolutionary linguistics. For this third edition,
the focus will be on the developmental and cognitive determinants of
utterance interpretation. On the one hand, the ontogenetic development of
our ability to interpret linguistic utterances provides invaluable insights
into adult cognition; on the other, the methods of cognitive psychology,
with their emphasis on experimental inquiry and empirical results raise
crucial epistemological questions for the progress of research in the field.
The focus of this third edition!

is fully in keeping with our continued ambition to reach across
disciplinary boundaries and bring together researchers who, though belonging
to different schools or traditions, all take a view of interpretation that
is informed by cognitive concerns and share the assumption that the ultimate
test for any theory of utterance interpretation is its psychological

Call for Papers

Abstract Submission:

In addition to keynote lectures, the conference will feature parallel
sessions with contributed papers. We welcome submissions of abstracts for
25-minute papers that focus on the psychological or cognitive underpinnings
of utterance interpretation or, conversely, address the implications that
theories of any aspect of utterance interpretation can have for the
psychology of language and for cognitive science at large. We also welcome
papers from scholars who study utterance interpretation in connection with
language development, impaired communication, non-verbal communication and
non-human communication. Abstracts will be anonymously refereed by members
of the program committee.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2009
Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2009
Conference: February 5-7, 2010

Abstract Format:
-Only electronic submissions are accepted.

-Abstracts should be submitted to the email address: uicm3ATulb.ac.be, with
the following subject line: 'Submission-UICM3'.

-The abstracts should be sent as an attachment to an email message, in
either MS Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf )

-The length of the submissions is a maximum of two A4 sides, using 2,5 cm (1
inch) margins and a 12 pt font. Each abstract should clearly indicate the
title of the talk, and may include references. In the interest of fairness
these constraints will be strictly enforced.

-The abstracts should be prepared for blind review, and include no
indication of the name(s) of the author(s). Only anonymous abstracts will be

-The body of the email message should contain the following information: The
name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, title of the paper and contact
details (postal and email address).

-A maximum of one submission as author, and one as co-author will be

For further information, please consult: http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~uicm3/