Conference: International Congress of Linguists (ICL) 19

ICL 19: July 21-27, 2013
Venue: University of Geneva

Invited speakers:
Giorgio Graffi (University of Verona),
Peter Auer (University of Freiburg),
Liliane Haegeman (University of Ghent),
Angelika Kratzer (UMass),
W. Tecumseh Fitch (University of Vienna),
Philippe Schlenker(NYU),
Karen Emmorey (San Diego State University);
Mark Johnson(Macquarie University).

The International Congress of Linguists (ICL) takes place every five years, under the governance of the International Permanent Committee of Linguists (CIPL). The last congress took place in Seoul, year 2008. The Société Suisse de Linguistique (SSL) submitted a proposal for the organization of the 19th congress, in 2013, in Ferdinand de Saussure’s city, one century after his death. Geneva was chosen for the venue, and the Congress will take place there, from July 21 to July 27.

The 19th International Congress of Linguists will take place in the premises of the University of Geneva, specially the Uni-Mail building. For some sessions, requiring more space, the lecture halls of Uni-Dufour and Uni-Bastions will also be used.

Invited Speakers:

History of linguistics: Giorgio Graffi, University of Verona, Italy.
Sociolinguistics: Peter Auer, University of Freiburg, Germany.
Syntax: Liliane Haegeman, University of Ghent, Belgium.
Semantics: Angelika Kratzer, University of Massachussets, Amherst, USA.
Origin and evolution of language: W. Tecumseh Fitch, University of Vienna, Austria.
Pragmatics and cognition: Philippe Schlenker, Institut Nicod, Paris, France; University of New York, USA.
Neurolinguistics: Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University, USA.
Computational linguistics: Mark Johnson, Macquarie University, Australia.

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