Submission of abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

Due to numerous inquiries about the deadline of the conference Culture · Cognition · Communication, and due to the deadline colliding with the Easter celebrations, as well as the Polish holidays May 1-3, we have decided to give everyone interested a fair chance of submitting their proposal for the conference. Hence, the final deadline has been officially moved to May 4, 2017, after which the programme of the conference will be finalized and published at our website:

Please feel free to submit, if you so still desire.
All the best,
Joanna Jabłońska-Hood
Katarzyna Stadnik
on behalf of the conference ogranisers


We are interested in research concerning the following areas of academic research:

  • language and cognition
  • language and (visual) culture
  • language and society
  • translation theory
  • embodiment and sociocultural situatedness
  • multimodality and intermediality

Suggested topics for discussion may pertain to:

  • cognitive pragmatics
  • relevance theory, discourse studies and the pragmatics of humour
  • cognitive approaches to literature
  • cognitive approaches to translation and/or specialist languages
  • the word/image interplay and intersemiotic translation
  • iconicity and creativity
  • conceptual metaphor and metonymy
  • mental spaces and conceptual blending

While we invite all papers concerned with the problem of whether (and, if so, how) recent developments in cognitive science may inform current debates concerning the interplay between culture, cognition, and language, other abstract submissions concerning topics related to the issues of verbal and non-verbal communication are also welcome.

The languages of the conference are English (preferred) and Polish. Each paper will be allowed 30 minutes (20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for discussion).

All abstracts (max. 350 words, 4-5 keywords, references, if any) should be submitted via the registration form (below) by May 4, 2017. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Please make sure your abstract does not include any details that might indicate its author. Your will be notified about the acceptance/ rejection of your abstract by 30 May 2017.

REGISTRATION FORM: Culture · Cognition · Communication - (Inter)cultural perspectives on language and the mind (14-15 September 2017, Lublin UMCS)

Please note that:

  • your invoice will be issued after the registration fee has been paid.
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  • you can collect your invoice during the conference. We can also send it by post. In the latter case, please let us know about your preference in advance.

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