Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience (TIMELing)

Venue: Łódź University Conference Centre

Location: Łódź, Poland

Event Date/Time: Oct 11, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 13, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2012
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The conference will offer a forum for the presentation of multidisciplinary perspectives on the concept of time and its embodied, phenomenological experience as expressed in diverse systems, above all human language, and should thus be of interest to students and researchers in philosophy, anthropology and psychology of time. Also welcome are scholars who investigate temporal experience, time expressions and categorization in language and literature, including metaphor and figurative language, learning-acquisition of temporal concepts as well as annotation and identification of temporal structures in language corpora. In addition, the organizers hope to attract researchers who propose cognitive, formal and other models of time and time-related dimensions in the framework of event structures. Presentations pertaining to the construal and coding of events in linguistic or non-linguistic narrative, gestures and other forms of human communication systems would be relevant.

The conference is organized as part of the activities within the COST Action TIMELY.

Each individual paper (including discussion) will be alloted a 30-minute slot.

A poster session will be alloted a 2-hour period on one of the conference days.

A selection of papers will be published by an international publisher.
Plenary speakers

The following invited speakers confirmed their participation:

Prof. Roy Ellen, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK The Cultural Cognition of Time: Some Anthropological Perspectives
Prof. Vyvyan Evans, University of Bangor, UK Temporal Frames of Reference
Prof. Katarzyna Jaszczołt, Cambridge University, UK Temporality and Epistemic Commitment: An Unresolved Question
Prof. James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, Mass., USA Locating Events in Time and Space
Prof. Elżbieta Szeląg & Prof. Joanna Skolimowska, M. Nencki Departament of Neuropsychology, Institute of Experimental Biology PAN (Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland Cognitive Function in Elderly can be Ameliorated by Training in Temporal Information Processing
Prof. Rolf Ulrich, University of Tubingen, Germany Processing of Temporal Sentence Information: Automatic Mapping of Space onto Time
Prof. Argiro Vatakis, University of Athens, Greece Multisensory and Temporal Integration of Audiovisual Speech


Abstracts (max. 500 words): May 15th 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 1st 2012

Conference fees (including conference materials and tea/coffee breaks)

Early bird registration (till June 30th, 2012)
Regular participants: 130 €
Students: 80 €
Regular registration (after June 30th, 2012)
Regular participants: 150 €
Students: 100 €
Meals (package): 75 €

Polish and foreign doctoral and M. A. students expecting a discount must have an appropriate certificate to present to the organizers.

All participants are kindly requested to register for the conference using the online registration form. Registration will start on November 15th 2011.

Payment of the conference fee should be transferred to the following account:

TIMELing, Uniwersytet Lodzki (University of Lodz)
ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Lodz
ACCOUNT No:14124030281111001004347782
IBAN: PL14124030281111001004347782

Venue and accommodation

The venue of the conference as well as the hotel (accommodation) is the University Conference Centre in Lodz, Kopcińskiego 16/18. The venue offers conference facilities, accommodation and meals on the premises. The organizers have reserved enough rooms for their guests, so there is no need to contact the hotel (Conference Centre) about reservation. However, please do indicate you accommodation preferences in the registration form.

The room prices in the Conference Centre range between 120 PLN (30 Euro) and 210 PLN (50 Euro). All prices include breakfast.

The conference centre 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: timeling@uni.lodz.pl

If you do not wish to stay at the University of Lodz Conference Centre, you can find alternative accomodation through the website http://www.rezerwuje.pl. Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers for assistance.
Social programme

Social programme includes a guided tour of Museum of Art in Lodz - one of the best collections of modern and contemporary art, as well as a concert and gala dinner at Biederman’s Palace (a virtual tour of the Palace is available online).

The cost of the concert and gala dinner is 30 Euro.
Pre-conference invited lecture

On Wednesday, 10 October 2012, Prof. Anna Esposito (Second University of Naples, Department of Psychology, and IIASS, Italy) will give a talk on The perception of multimodal emotional signals: A cross-cultural perspective and some context effects in the conference venue.
Travel information

Lodz is accessible by plane, although the local airport has a limited number of flights (mainly low-cost airlines). Among others it has a regular service to London (Stansted), Birmingham, UK and Israel.

General guidelines: due to rebuilding of Lodz Fabryczna Railway Station, trains from Warsaw and Cracow stop at Lodz Widzew Station or Lodz Kaliska Station.

Transport from Warsaw:

The easiest way to travel from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Lodz is by train. Trains from Warsaw to Lodz are fast and frequent, but they need to be taken from the centre of Warsaw. There is a direct bus connection between Warsaw Airport and Warsaw Central Railway Station, called Warsaw Airport Transfer.
The journey from Warsaw Central Railway Station to Lodz Widzew Station or Lodz Kaliska Station lasts approximately 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes respectively.
To reach the University of Lodz Conference Centre, it is best to take a taxi. Taxi fare from both railway stations in Lodz should be around 25 PLN.

Tourist information about Lodz:



Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Chair)
Krzysztof Kosecki (Co-Chair)
Janusz Badio (Scientific Secretary)
Piotr Pęzik
Jacek Waliński
Mikołaj Deckert
Łukasz Dróżdż (IT assistance)
Joanna Pawliczak (secretarial assistance)


ISCH COST Action TD0904 - Time In MEntaL activitY: theoretical, behavioral, bioimaging and clinical perspectives (TIMELY), Dr Argiro Vatakis

Chair of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Head: Prof. Dr. habil. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

Chair of English and General Linguistics
Head: Prof. Dr. habil. Piotr Stalmaszczyk

University of Lodz
Kościuszki 65
90-514 Lodz, Poland

conference email: timeling@uni.lodz.pl
TIMELing 2012

Date: 11-13 October, 2012
Chair of English Language & Applied Linguistics
Chair of English & General Linguistics
University of Lodz, Poland
Venue: Lodz University Conference Centre
Conference email: timeling@uni.lodz.pl