Conceptual Stucture, Discourse and Language (CSDL) Conferences
Upcoming CSDL conference
CSDL 11: The 11th CSDL conference will be held May 17-20, 2012 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. The theme of the conference is: LANGUAGE AND THE CREATIVE MIND. The deadline for abstracts has been extended to December 16, 2011.
Past CSDL conferences
CSDL 10: The 10th CSDL conference and The Embodied and Situated Language Processing Workshop (ESLP), California met jointly at UCSD, La Jolla, CA, September 16-19, 2010. Organizers: Ben Bergen and Pia Knoeferle. Keynote speakers: Michael Arbib, Lera Boroditsky, Craig Chambers, Matthew Crocker, Vic Ferreira, Adele Goldberg, George Lakoff, Teenie Matlock, Fey Parrill, Gabriella Vigliocco, Rolf Zwaan.
CSDL 9: The 9th CSDL conference, CSDL 9: Meaning, Form, and Body, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH, October 18-20, 2008. Organizers: Fey Parrill, Vera Tobin, and Mark Turner.
CSDL 8: The 8th CSDL conference, CSDL 2006, November 3-5, 2006, Dept. of Cognitive Science, UCSD. Organizer: Seana Coulson. Keynote speakers: William Croft and Ronald Langacker.
In addition to the regular sessions, there were two special workshops: Language Evolution and Evolutionary Linguistics, organized by Arie Verhagen, and Constructions and Language Change, organized by Suzanne Kemmer and Martin Hilpert.
CSDL 7: CSDL 2004: Experimental and Empirical Methods took place at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, October 8-10, 2004. Organizers: John Newman and Sally Rice. Keynote speakers: Larry Barsalou (Emory University), Russ Tomlin (University of Oregon) and Nick Evans (University of Melbourne). The conference volume, edited by John Newman and Sally Rice, is scheduled to appear with CSLI Publications in 2007.
CSDL 6: The 6th CSDL conference, CSDL 6: Language, Culture and Mind, was hosted by the Department of Linguistics and the Center for the Study of Cultures, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 11-14, 2002. Organizers: Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer. Keynote speakers: John Lucy (U. Chicago), Susanna Cumming (UCSB), Ronald Langacker (UCSD). Volume from CSDL 6: Language, Culture, and Mind, ed. by Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2004.
CSDL 5: The 5th CSDL conference, CSDL 2000, was hosted by UC Santa Barbara's Center for the Study of Discourse and the Department of Linguistics, in Santa Barbara, California, May 11-14, 2000. The invited speakers were Kathryn Bock, Wallace Chafe, Dedre Gentner, Rachel Giora, George Lakoff, Ron Langacker, Charles Li, and Sandra Thompson. Organizers: Susanna Cumming and Jack Du Bois.
CSDL 4: The 4th CSDL conference was October 10-12, 1998, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Organizer: Alan Cienki. Theme sessions: Grammatical Constructions (invited speakers Joan Bybee, Brian McWhinney, T. Givon); First Language Acquisition (invited speakers Nancy Budwig, Eve Clark, Michael Tomasello); Conceptual Blending and Metaphor (invited speakers Eve Sweetser, Gilles Fauconnier, George Lakoff). Volume from CSDL 4: Conceptual and Discourse Factors in Linguistic Structure, ed. by Alan Cienki, Barbara J. Luka, and Michael B. Smith, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2001.
CSDL 3: The 3rd CSDL conference, CSDL '97, took place at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, May 24-26, 1997. Co-organizers: Laura Michaelis, Dan Jurafsky and Barbara Fox. Invited speakers: Herb Clark, Susanna Cumming, Walter Kintsch, George Lakoff, Dan Slobin, Elizabeth Traugott. 3 panel sessions: Spatial Relations; Text; Historical Change. Panelists included: William Croft, Gilles Fauconnier, Arthur Glenberg, Annette Herskovits, Ronald Langacker, Lise Menn, Elizabeth O'Dowd, Eve Sweetser, Leonard Talmy. Volume from CSDL 3: Cognition and Function in Language, ed. by Barbara Fox, Dan Jurafsky, and Laura Michaelis, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 1999.
CSDL 2: The Second CSDL Conference was held at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. Organizer: Jean-Pierre Koenig. Volume from CSDL 2: Discourse and Cognition: Bridging the Gap, ed. by Jean-Pierre Koenig, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 1998.
CSDL 1: The First CSDL conference, Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language, took place in November 1994 at UCSD, San Diego, California. Organizer: Adele Goldberg. Volume from CSDL 1: Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language, ed. by Adele Goldberg, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 1996.
Updated 9 Dec 2011
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