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Meeting Program Units

2011 International Meeting

London, United Kingdom

Meeting Begins: 7/3/2011
Meeting Ends: 7/7/2011

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 10/1/2010
Call For Papers Closes: 2/1/2011
Requirements for Participation

Mind, Society, and Tradition


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In the 2011 International Meeting, the Mind, Society and Tradition program unit will be organizing two sessions. The theme of the first is "Language and Mind in Biblical Exegesis," which is both of central importance for cognitive approaches to the Bible and most suitable to participate in the celebration of the King James Bible. We are especially welcoming papers on translation theory, ritual and linguistics, speech-act theory and religion, cognitive linguistics, modularity of the mind, evolutionary approaches to language and religion, and Chomsky's influence on the social sciences and humanities -- but prospective speakers with other relevant topics are also encouraged to submit a proposal. For the second session, we are inviting proposals dealing with social-scientific and/or cognitive approaches in the study of biblical texts and traditions, as stated in the description of the program unit.

Program Unit Chairs

Istvan Czachesz
Risto Uro

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