SMCLC 2011

CFP: Sensory-Motor Concepts in Language and Cognition

Call for papers

The conference “Sensory-motor concepts in language and cognition” focuses on the challenges and boundaries of an interdisciplinary study. The goal is to discuss strategies and to propose ways to bridge the gulf between more or less theoretical operating disciplines such as linguistics and philosophy and more experimentally orientated disciplines such as cognitive neuroscience.

The following questions dealing with the representation and computation of language in the minds and brains of speakers will be raised: How do we perceive the world? In which way are the single entities of our perception stored? What role do sensory-motor concepts play in our understanding of the world and for the linguistic encoding?

The conference will focus on transparent and opaque source domains, both of which are grounded in sensory-motor concepts and critically discuss empirical, experimental and clinical results and linguistic evidence as well as conceptual arguments.

We invite the submission of abstracts on all kinds of empirical and theoretical approaches which involve sensory-motor concepts and which deal with the following questions or topics:

  • Advantages and limits of sensory-motor source domains
  • Language change based on sensory-motor concepts
  • Action versus object processing
  • Temporal aspects of language processing
  • Clinical evidence for allocation of action or object attributes in the brain
  • The relation between perception, action and sensory-motor concepts

Submission guidelines

Abstracts are not to exceed two A4 pages in length, including examples and references, with at least 2 cm margins on all sides and 12 pt font size. The abstract should not identify the author(s).

Details of the submission procedure will are provided soon on the conference homepage at Abstracts can be submitted via EasyChair at

It is intended that the conference proceedings will be published.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 1 October 2011 (!)
Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2011
Revised abstracts due: 15 November 2011
Conference date: 1–3 December 2011


Contact person: Liane Stroebel (stroebelphil.uni-duesseldorfde)
Meeting e-mail: smclcphil.uni-duesseldorfde


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