Language, Culture and Mind 4

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Monday, 21 June 2010 to Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Submission Deadline: 
Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Full Title: Language, Culture and Mind 4
Short Title: LCM4

Date: 21-Jun-2010 - 23-Jun-2010
Location: Turku, Finland
Contact Person: Urpo Nikanne
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science;
Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2009

Meeting Description:

The 4th International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind (LCM 4) will
be held in Turku, Finland, at Åbo Akademi University, 21st-23rd June 2010.
The goals of LCM conferences are to contribute to situating the study of
language in a contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue (involving
linguistics, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, semiotics and other
related fields), and to promote a better integration of cognitive and
cultural perspectives in empirical and theoretical studies of language.

Currently Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Associate Prof. Jukka Hyönä, University of Turku
Prof. Peggy Miller, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Prof. Cornelia Müller, Berlin Gesture Centre and Europa Universität Viadrina
Prof. Bradd Shore, Emory University, Atlanta
Prof. Dan Zahavi, Centre for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen

Call for Papers:

The International LCM committee invites the submission of abstracts for
presentations (oral and posters), on topics including but not limited to:

-Biological and cultural co-evolution
-Comparative study of communication systems
-Cognitive and cultural schematization in language
-Emergence of language in ontogeny and phylogeny
-Language in social interaction and multi-modal communication
-Language, intersubjectivity and normativity
-Language and thought, emotion and consciousness

Abstracts of up to 500 words, including references, should be sent to as an attachment, in pdf or rtf format. Indicate if the
abstract is for an oral or poster presentation. Note that there will be
proper poster session(s), with one minute self-presentations to the audience
in the plenary hall, just before the poster session. The deadline for
abstract submission is Dec 15, 2009. Please see the homesite for additional
information on abstract formatting.

Registration for the conference should be done through the online
registration form; see
The fees for the LCM conference are:

Early registration (until 1st March 2010): 140 euros
Late registration (from 2nd March 2010 to 1st May 2010): 165 euros
Reduced registration fee (see registration form): 125 euros
The Finnish Evening 70 euros

The registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks during the conference,
admission to all scientific sessions, all congress materials and
administration costs. The Finnish evening fee includes a steam ship trip,
dinner and sauna (swimming), and Finnish tango music.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission 15 Dec 2009
Notification of acceptance 15 Feb 2010
Last date for early registration 1 Mar 2010
Last date for registration 1 May 2010
Final program publication 15th May 2010

The International LCM Committee:

Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Language and Communication
Carlos Cornejo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Psychology
Barbara Fultner, Denison University, Philosophy
Anders Hougaard, University of Southern Denmark, Social Cognition
Esa Itkonen, University of Turku, Linguistics
John Lucy, University of Chicago, Comparative Human Development and
Aliyah Morgenstern, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Linguistics
Chris Sinha, University of Portsmouth, Psychology
Daniel Wolk, University of Kurdistan Hawler, Sociology
Jordan Zlatev, Lund University, Linguistics/Cognitive Semiotics

LCM4 Local Organizing Committee:

Urpo Nikanne, Åbo Akademi University, Finnish language
Anneli Pajunen, University of Tampere, Finnish languge
Esa Itkonen, University of Turku, General linguistics