Conference 8-9 July 2019, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
REGISTRATION opens in 2019-
Deictic Communication – Theory and Application
Communication involves a combination of language and gesture that act in concert (Tomasello, 2003; Kita & Özyürek, 2004). 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.
Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago, USA
Prof. Leonard Talmy, University of Buffalo, USA
Prof. Anna Borghi, Sapienza University of Rome and CNR, Italy
Submissions are invited for both talks and posters in any area of deictic communication, including (but not limited to):
The linguistics and psycholinguistics of deictic expressions.
The neural basis of deictic communication.
Deictic communication across the lifespan.
Cross-linguistic perspectives on deictic language.
Deictic communication in technology and cognitive robots.
Deictic communication in the wild.
Language and gesture in spoken versus sign languages.
Language and action (more broadly).
We invite abstracts of no more than 500 words, not including references, and abstracts should be limited to text (i.e. no figures). Abstracts must report previously unpublished work. Abstracts should include a clear statement of the theoretical issue to be addressed, the research methodology to be presented, and a concise summary of the findings/conclusion. Only one submission will be accepted by the same first-author and a maximum of 2 co-authored submissions.
All abstract submissions should list all authors with their affiliations and email addresses together with the title and a clear indication whether a talk or a poster is preferred (or both).
Submissions should be addressed to Mrs Jackie Orford, Contact: DComm.email@example.com
February 1: Submission deadline (abstracts for talks and poster)
February 15: Notification of Acceptance
March 31: Registration Opens
June 16: Registration Ends
July 8-9: Conference
|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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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)