IACS-2014

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

The First Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS)

September 25-27, 2014, Lund, Sweden

The First Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS-2014) will be held in September 25-27, at Lund University, Sweden.

Plenary speakers

Theme: Establishing Cognitive Semiotics

Over the past two decades or so, a number of researchers from semiotics, linguistics, cognitive science and related fields, from several European and North American research centres, have experienced the needs to combine theoretical knowledge and methodological expertise in order to tackle challenging questions concerning the nature of meaning, the role of consciousness, the unique cognitive features of mankind, the interaction of nature and nurture in development, and the interplay of biological and cultural evolution in phylogeny. The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS) aims at the further establishment of Cognitive Semiotics as the trans-disciplinary study of meaning, combining concepts, theories and methods from the humanities and the social and natural sciences. Central topics are the evolution, development of, and interaction between different semiotic resources such as language, gestures and pictorial representations.

Local organizing committee

• Mats Andrén
• Johan Blomberg
• Anna Redei Cabak
• Sara Lenninger
• Joel Parthemore
• Göran Sonesson
• Jordan Zlatev