The first workshop “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application” took place at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University in 2018, followed by two virtual events as part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK) in 2020 and 2021. Currently, we are organizing a fourth (potentially hybrid) workshop “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application” (CARLA) in 2022. In addition to a general main session, CARLA 2022 will feature a special session on concepts and register, in relation to the Collaborative Research Center CRC1412 “Register” at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Time and Venue:
Date: 22-24. August 2022
Venue: Dorotheenstr. 24, 10117 Berlin, Room 1.101/1.102/1.103
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Fee: 15 Euro
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Special session: (22. August)
Asif Agha, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Pia Knoeferle, Department of German Studies and Linguistics, Humboldt University of Berlin
Main session: (23-24. August)
Roberto G. de Almeida, Department of Psychology, Concordia University
Regine Eckardt, Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz
Martha Lewis, Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol
Call for Abstracts:
“Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application” (CARLA) is an international workshop aimed at fostering interdisciplinary exchange about research on concepts. It invites contributions from all fields related to cognitive science, including (but not limited to) linguistics, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, logic, computer science.
The workshop is open for research on any aspect of concepts, but there are three overarching topics that are of special interest with the following (not exhaustive) list of exemplary subtopics:
- Representation: How can we formally describe and model concepts?
- Conceptual Spaces, Conceptual Domains, Frames
- Lexical Semantics and Pragmatics
- Grounded Cognition, Embodiment, 4E Cognition
- Learning: Where do concepts come from and how are they acquired?
- Evolution of Concepts
- Cross-Cultural and Social Aspects of Concepts
- Developmental Psychology of Concepts
- Application: How are concepts used in cognitive tasks?
- Event Cognition
- Artificial Agents
- Concept Blending, Metaphors, Creativity
This workshop aims to provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss ongoing research on concepts, both from theoretical/formal and applied/experimental viewpoints. We invite concept researchers from all related fields to submit abstracts to the workshop.
Topics of the special session:
In addition to the general main session on concepts, we would like to draw attention to our special session from researchers working at the interfaces between linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, and sociology. This special session will focus on concepts and registers, in relation to the CRC1412 “Register”. Registers as socially recurring intra-individual (and inter-individual) variation represent concepts influenced by situational and functional settings, such as the formality of the context of use and social relation of interlocutors. This special session is open to research on any aspects of concepts in relation to registers, and in particular, to research on register sensitivity of conceptual (lexical semantic and pragmatic) knowledge. Subtopics include but are not restricted to: (1) Documentation, description, and formal analyses of register-sensitivity of concepts; (2) Semantics and pragmatics of socially-rich concepts such as “gender” (biological, social, psychological) and “social status”; (3) Formal definitions and (e.g. probabilistic) analyses of theoretical concepts and notions in register research, such as “formality”; (4) Empirical investigations of these matters using corpus-linguistic, fieldwork, computational or experimental methods.
Submission and Publication:
We invite the submission of abstracts via EasyChair until May 22, 2022. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by June 15, 2022.
The abstracts should use two to three pages (including references) and should be uploaded as pdf based on the following template (LaTeX or Word) which is based on Springer’s LNCS style: Download Template
We will use the following EasyChair instance to collect and review the submissions: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=carla2022
Depending on the number and quality of the received submissions, selected contributions may be published after the workshop. For planning reasons, please indicate during the submission procedure whether you are interested in a publication in the form of conference proceedings.
The following submissions have been accepted for the Special Session
- Vahid Mortezapour Investigating inter-individual variation in register from social networks perspective
- Stephanie Rotter and Mingya Liu Register-sensitivity of quantifier use: no vs. any in English
- Gohar Schnelle, Felix Bildhauer and Roland Schäfer Reconstructing the Context from the Result An approach to identify situational parameters in historical texts and web data
- Valentina N. Pescuma, Camilo R. Ronderos, Aine Ito, Katja Maquate and Pia Knoeferle Effects of Register and Morphosyntactic Congruence on Eye Movements During Sentence Reading
The following submissions have been accepted for the Main Session
- Caitlyn Antal and Roberto G. de Almeida Does semantic composition rely on predicate decomposition? Contrasting resultatives and depictives
- Lina Bendifallah, Heather Burnett, Igor Douven and Julie Abbou Social Spaces as Conceptual Spaces: Feminism as a Case Study
- Mingya Liu The concepts of IF in natural language: An experimental approach
- Maria Noel Macedo, Matias Yerro, Mauricio Castillo, Alejandro Fojo, Adriana de León, Maximiliano Meliande, Jorge Vivas and Roberto Aguirre Contrasting the semantic typology biases of Deaf and heares in their conceptualization of time and space
- Laura Pissani and Roberto de Almeida What happens to the literal meanings of metaphors? A review and a “minimalist” proposal
- Mikuláš Preininger, James Brand and Adam Kříž Variation and stability in conceptual representations: Insights from the socio-semantics of Czech
- Uta Priss A Concept Inventory for Teaching Introductory Mathematics
- Kyan Salehi and Roberto G. de Almeida Is the concept “car” accessed when recognizing “carpet”? Evidence from a word-picture congruency task
- Stefan Schneider and Andreas Nürnberger Do Euler diagrams approximate Card Sorting?
- Yenan Sun Separating Numerical Identity from Qualitative Identity: Evidence from Mandarin
- Rosario Tomasello Brain mechanisms of concept representation and learning in brain and mind
- Joost Zwarts Metaphor alignment in complex concepts
Mingya Liu & Stephanie Rotter, Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
Caitlyn Antal, Department of Psychology, McGill University
Lucas Bechberger, Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University
Viviana Haase, Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr University Bochum
Nicolás Araneda Hinrichs, Institute for Applied Linguistics and Translatology, University Leipzig & Laboratory for Psycholinguistics,
Stefan Schneider, Faculty of Computer Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Corina Strößner, Emmy Noether Group “From perception to belief and back again”, Ruhr University Bochum
Paola Vernillo, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna
Please contact Stephanie Rotter (rotterst at hu-berlin.de) for any questions.