DCOMM Conference

Deictic Communication – Theory and Application
Conference 8-9 July 2019

University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Communication involves a combination of language and gesture that act in concert (Tomasello, 2003; Kita & Özyürek, 2003). Deictic communication is paradigmatic of communication, allowing speakers to use language and gesture to refer, and direct the attention of a conspecific to an object/place in the world (Bühler, 1934; Diessel, 2005; Levinson et al., 2018). In recent years there has been much interest in deictic communication, including an emerging empirical literature on spatial demonstratives (e.g. this/that in English), increasing attention to deictic communication in typical and atypical populations, and focus on deictic communication in application. The aim of this conference is to bring together those working on deictic communication to afford a timely snapshot of an important and emerging field.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Leonard Talmy, University of Buffalo, USA
Prof. Anna Borghi, Sapienza University of Rome and CNR, Italy

The main conference programme is available here
The poster session programme is available here
A book of abstracts is available here

Important Dates:
March 31: Registration Opens
June 16: Registration Ends
July 8-9: Conference

Registration: Conference registration £75.00 – this fee includes refreshments, lunches and a 3-course conference dinner at our Sainsbury Centre, one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain.
Register at our online store by June 16th DCOMM Conference Registration

Practical Information:
The DComm Conference is hosted by the University of East Anglia – Getting here is easy – 5km from Norwich City Centre, 2 hours from London and Norwich has its own Airport.
Into Norwich Airport https://www.norwichairport.co.uk/ – regular KLM flights to and from Amsterdam
Or into one of the London Airports and travel by train eg London Stansted and http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

The Conference venue:












Accommodation suggestions:
Best Western Annesley, Norwich
http://www.bw-annesleyhouse.co.uk/ (residential location – 10 minutes by taxi to Conference venue, 45 minute walk; 10 minute walk to Norwich centre)
Approximate price £90 per night
The Maids Head Hotel (central Norwich venue – 20 minutes by bus to Conference venue; 10 minute walk to Railway Station)
Approximate price £110 per night
Broadview Lodge (on University campus – 5 minute walk to Conference venue) https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/visiting-staying/visitor-accommodation/broadview-lodge
Approximate price £55 per night
Also: These Premier Inn hotels
Norwich Nelson – opposite the Railway Station, frequent bus to Conference Venue
Norwich City Centre Duke Street – easy walking to Norwich centre for regular bus to Conference Venue

Conference Committee:

Programme Chair: Professor Kenny Coventry, The University of East Anglia, UK
Local Organising Committee: Dr. Harmen Gudde, Michela Caldano, Patricia González-Peña
Programme Committee: Professor Angelo Cangelosi, University of Manchester, UK
Dr Olga Capirci CNR Rome, Italy
Professor Holger Diessel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Professor Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Universitat de les Illes Ballears, Spain
Professor Christoph Hölscher ETH, Switzerland
Professor Christian Kray University of Münster, Germany
Professor Mila Vulchanova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dr Mikkel Wallentin, Aarhus University, Denmark
Dr Giovanni Stellin, Danielli Telerobotlabs, Italy
Fredrik Müller, Qualisys, Sweden

Administrative Support, Jackie Orford, Contact:  DComm.eu@uea.ac.uk

The conference is made possible thanks to:
DComm (This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676063)