Congreso, coloquio o simposioInfoling 11.59 (2019)

Título:4th conference of the 'International Association for Cognitive Semiotics' (IACS) (IACS-4)
Entidad organizadora:RWTH Aachen University (en collaboración con KU Leuven)
Lugar de celebración:Aachen, Alemania
Fecha de inicio:2 de julio de 2020
Fecha de finalización:4 de julio de 2020
Circular Nº:1
Contacto:Esther Pascual, Presidenta de la Asociación Internacional de Semiótica Cognitiva (IACS),

The IACS conference series seeks to gather scholars and scientists in semiotics, cognitive science, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, art history and theory, media studies, and related fields, who wish to share their research and contribute to the interdisciplinary endeavor of cognitive semiotics. Previous conferences were held in Lund (2014), Lublin (2016), and Toronto (2018). For more information, please visit IACS website:" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> />
The conference theme of IACS4 is “Semiotic Complexities: Theory & Analysis.” It aims to account for the complexities of semiosis, that is, for the intricacies of semiotic processes in a broad range of semiotic systems, with a focus on either cognitive, monomodal, crossmodal or multimodal processes of meaning construal. While the theme is rather broad and non-restrictive, it is intended to encourage contributions showing how theoretical frameworks and methods of analysis may mutually enhance each other and thus offer truly new insights into the merits of semiotic inquiry and advance the cross-disciplinary enterprise of cognitive semiotics.

In this light, theory here is meant to include influential semiotic theories (as proposed by, e.g. Eco, Greimas, Jakobson, Lotman, Peirce, Saussure), as well as theoretical concepts and principles that are central to cognitive linguistics, general linguistics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, art theory, and the cognitive sciences more broadly. ANALYSIS encompasses qualitative, quantitative and experimental methods and tools, as well as mixed-methods approaches developed to derive emerging patterns and regularities but also unique instances of meaning-making in both static and dynamic semiotic modalities and fabrics.

Topics of the conference include (but are not limited to):
- semiotic theory
- cognitive linguistic
- cognitive poetics
- cognitive anthropology
 gesture and sign language
- embodied interaction
- ecological approaches to meaning-making
- phenomenology
- embodiment, enaction
- multimodality (e.g., film, music, cartoons, comics, advertisement)
- modality-specificity and crossmodal principles of meaning-making
- narrativity across different media
- semiotics and art theory/ art history/archeology/architecture/aesthetics
- visual analysis (images, the visual arts, architecture, etc.)
- iconicity and indexicality (incl. viewpoint) in language and other semiotic resources
- metonymy and metaphor across modalities
- intersubjectivity and mimesis in evolution and development
- linguistic and cultural relativity
- semiotic and cognitive development in children
- biological and cultural evolution of human cognition/communication
- embodiment and spatial cognition
- semiotic foundations of digital humanities
- experimental semiotics
- biosemiotics / neurosemiotics
- technosemiotics (e.g., social robotics)

Submitting abstracts and theme sessions proposals:
Specifications regarding the length and formatting of individual abstracts may be found on the conference website.
Please email proposals for theme sessions to the conference email address indicated below. The proposal should contain the following information: the name(s) and affiliation(s) or the panel chairs, a short description of the thematic focus of the proposed panel and a list of the individual contributions (name, affiliation, title of paper) for panels consisting of 4 or 8 papers. Please note that all abstracts must also be submitted individually through EasyChair (see link below).

Important dates:
Deadlines for submissions (through EasyChair conference tool):
- Theme session proposals (4 or 8 papers): November 30th
- Abstracts: December 15th

To submit your abstracts, please go to the conference website:" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">

or use this EasyChair link:" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> />
If you have any questions, please contact us at

Área temática:Ciencia cognitiva, Filosofía del lenguaje, Lengua de señas, Lenguas indígenas o de fuerte tradición oral y/o transmisión comunitaria, Lexicografía, Lexicología, Neurolingüística, Psicolingüística, Semántica, Terminología

Plenary speakers
Morana Alač (University of California, San Diego)
Riccardo Fusaroli (Aarhus University)
Sybille Krämer (Free University Berlin)
Pamela Perniss (University of Cologne)
Eve Sweetser (University of California, Berkeley)
Linda R. Waugh (University of Arizona)
Jordan Zlatev (Lund University)

Pre-conference workshops (July 1):
Jan Alber & Ralf Schneider (RWTH Aachen University): Cognitive and Empirical Analysis of Literature
John Bateman (University of Bremen): Multimodal Analysis: Towards semiotically-motivated methodologies for empirical research
Geert Brône & Bert Oben (KU Leuven): Eye-tracking in Interaction Analysis
Cornelia Müller (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder), Jana Bressem (Technical University Chemnitz) & Silva Ladewig (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder): Gesture Analysis

Comité científico

Ines Adornetti, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Elisabeth Ahlsén, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Kimi Akita, Nagoya University, Japan
Jens Allwood, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Kristian Bankov, New Bulgaria University, Bulgaria
Alexander Bergs, Osnabrueck University, Germany

Anna Bonifazi, University of Cologne, Germany
Per Aage Brandt, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Peer Bundgaard, Aarhus University, Denmark
José Luis Caivano, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paul Cobley, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Eve Danziger, University of Virginia, United States
Simon Devylder, Lund University, Sweden
David Dunér, Lund University, Sweden
Francesco Ferretti, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Piotr Giza, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Adam Głaz, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Randy Harris, University of Waterloo, Canada
Henryk Kardela, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
John Kennedy, University of Toronto, Canada
Piotr Konderak, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Evangelos Kourdis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Hannah Little, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
David Machin, Örebro University, Sweden
Douglas Niño, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia
Jonas Nölle, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Todd Oakley, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Leonard Olsen, East Carolina University, United States
Anneli Pajunen, University of Tampere, Finland
Joel Parthemore, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Esther Pascual, Zhejiang University, China
Susan Petrilli, University of Bari, Italy
Gareth Roberts, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Victor Rosenthal, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France
Göran Sonesson, Lund University, Sweden
Martin Švantner, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Monica Tamariz, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom
Vera Tobin, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Morten Tønnessen, Universitetet i Stavanger, Norway
Kristian Tylén, Aarhus University, Denmark
Patrizia Violi, University of Bologna, Italy
Sławomir Wacewicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Wolfgang Wildgen, University of Bremen, Germany
Lia Yoka, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jordan Zlatev, Lund University, Sweden

Comité organizador

Irene Mittelberg  (RWTH Aachen University)
Geert Brône  (KU Leuven)
Paul Sambre (KU Leuven)
Kurt Feyaerts  (KU Leuven)
Gabriele Gramelsberger  (RWTH Aachen University)
Martin Thiering  (RWTH Aachen University / TU Berlin)

Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:


Remitente:Esther Pascual
Institución: Zhejiang University
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:26 de noviembre de 2019