International Conference on Cognitive Processes in Language (CogLang 2010)

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Event Date/Time: May 25, 2010 End Date/Time: May 27, 2010
Registration Date: Dec 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: Dec 31, 2009
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International Conference on Cognitive Processes in Language

CogLang 2010, University of Łódź (Poland), 25-27 May 2010
The Department of English and General Linguistics at University of Łódź announces the International Conference on Cognitive Processes in Language. The aim of the Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of issues in cognition, psychology and language. We invite papers in the following areas of research:

- attention in language
- memory in language
- concept formation in language
- construal of meaning
- categorization processes in language
- framing
- imagery in language
- figurative processes in language
- language and embodiment
- problem solving as a linguistic phenomenon
- simulation semantics
- gesturing, sign languages
- planning and inferencing in discourse comprehension
- mental processes in consecutive translation
- mental lexicon
- cognitive processes in language acquisition
- conceptual chunking/segmentation in language
- cognitive processing and language deficits (aphasia, dyslexia, etc)
- mental representations
- cognitive processes in 2nd language learning

The list is not exhaustive.

The following scholars have accepted our invitation to address the conference as plenary speakers:
 
Alan Cienki (Free University of Amsterdam)
Roman Kalisz (University of Gdańsk)

Individual papers should take 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.
Deadline for submission of abstracts (max. 500 words) is December 31st 2009.
All participants must register by filling out the REGISTRATION FORM (the address to be announced later).
Do not hesitate to contact us at jbadio@uni.lodz.pl if you encounter any problems.


COST AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
The conference fee (EARLY) is 120 EUR (70 EUR for Ph.D. students), LATE payments (140 EUR, 90 EUR for Ph. D. students)
It covers the cost of participation, conference materials, lunches at the conference venue, gala dinner and social programme.

Payment of the conference fee should be made by bank transfer to the following account:
CogLang 2010, Uniwersytet Łodzki
BANK: PKO S.A II O/Lodz
ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Lodz
ACCOUNT No:14124030281111001004347782
IBAN: PL14124030281111001004347782
SWIFT: PKO PPL PW
The deadline for early payment is end of April 2010.
Alternatively, cash or SWIFT payment can be made on arrival.
This will incur an additional charge of 25 EUR. We regret that neither cheques nor credit cards can be accepted.
The conference fee for participants from Poland is 350 PLN (200 PLN for PhD students).
It covers the cost of participation, conference materials, 2 lunches, gala dinner and social programme.
Payment of the conference fee for participants from Poland should be made to the following bank account:

CogLang2010, Uniwersytet Łódzki
14 1240 3028 1111 0010 0434 7782
BANK: PKO S.A II O/Lodz
ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Lodz 
Alternatively, cash payment can be made on arrival. This will incur an additional charge of 50 PLN. We regret that neither cheques nor credit cards can be accepted.

E-mails and questions concerning registration and accommodation should be directed to the following address: jbadio@uni.lodz.pl 
Accommodation will be provided at the University of Łódź Conference Centre, Kopcińskiego 16/18, which you can view at www.csk.uni.lodz.pl
Single and double rooms are available. The cost of a single room is 140 PLN, double 210 PLN, breakfast is included in the price.
Payment for accommodation is due upon check-out (credits cards accepted).

TRAVEL INFORMATION
Please view railway info at http://rozklad-pkp.pl/?q=en/node/143

From Warsaw
Warsaw Frederick Chopin Airport is connected to “Warszawa Centralna” Railway Station (Warsaw Central Railway Station) by a municipal bus line and taxis. Bus line 175 runs all week from 04:50 to 23:00. The ride takes approx. 25 minutes. The bus ticket (valid 40 minutes) can be purchased in the Arrivals Hall. The price is 2, 80 PLN. Three taxi corporations offer services from the airport to the railway station: Merc Taxi, MPT Radio Taxi, Sawa Taxi. The ride costs about 40 PLN. Other non-corporate taxi services are not recommended! Trains from Warsaw Central Railway Station leave at 20 minutes past every hour. The last departure on working days is at 9.20 p.m.; less frequently on weekends. Tickets can bepurchased in the main hall of the Station. 2nd class ticket costs 31 PLN, and the journey takes 90 minutes. Trains arrive at Łódź Fabryczna Railway Station.There are also direct coach connections from the Warsaw airport to Łódź Central Coach Station. The buses leave at 00:25, 11:00, 13:00, 14:30, 16:30, 17:30, 19:45, and 22:10. The journey takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Tickets can be purchased from the coach driver at about 30 PLN. Łódź Central Coach Station is adjacent to the Łódź Fabryczna Railway Station – both stations are located in the same building. International buses arrive at Łódź Central Coach Station.

In Łódź
Łódź Fabryczna Railway Station and Łódź Central Coach Station are both located in the city centre. The best way to reach the venue of the conference (Centrum Konferencyjno- Szkoleniowe Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego - University of Łódź Training and Conference Centre at Kopcińskiego Street 16/18) is by taxi. The taxi ranks are located in front of the railway station and in front of the bus station (the western and the northern side of the railway and bus station building respectively). Two taxi corporations offer the services: Taxi 9622 and Taxi 9191. The ride takes about 7-10 minutes, and the price is about 12 PLN. Other non-corporate taxi services are not recommended! If you arrive at Łódź Kaliska Railway Station, located in the south-western part of the city, the best connection to the venue of the conference is by taxi. The same two corporations are recommended. The ride takes about 20 minutes, and the price is about 25 PLN. If you arrive at Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport, the best connection to the city center (Łódź Central Coach Station) is the bus line L. The ride takes about 30 minutes, and the tickets (to be purchased at the Airport) cost 2,40 PLN (valid 30 minutes) or 3,60 PLN (valid 60 minutes). Taxi ride takes about 25 minutes and costs about 25 PLN. The current exchange rates are: 1 EUR = 4,53 PLN; 1 USD = 3,33 PLN. They are subject to change. In case of any queries, please contact the conference organizers.
Organizing committee:
prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Kosecki (kosecki@uni.lodz.pl)              
dr Janusz Badio  (jbadio@uni.lodz.pl)             
Jerzy Gaszewski (jgaszewski@op.pl)
Ryszard Rasiński (rasinski@uni.lodz.pl)
Information about the organizers can be viewed at
http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/linguistics
Venue (and accommodation)

The venue of the conference is the University Conference Centre in Łódź, Kopcińskiego 16/18 (www.csk.uni.lodz.pl). The venue offers conference facilities, accommodation and meals on the premises. It is conveniently situated near the city centre, with easy access from the airport, train and bus stations. If you need assistance in planning your journey, please contact us at coglang@uni.lodz.pl
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Social programme

Social programme includes a guided tour of Museum of Art in Łódź – one of the best collections of modern and contemporary art to be viewed at http://www.msl.org.pl/en/index and gala dinner.

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