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THURSDAY, July 12 [Pre-Conference Programming]

12:30 PM

Registration desk opens for IACS3 check-in (IMA First Floor Commons)

1:30–1:50

Workshop participants gather for group departure (IMA First Floor Commons)

2:00–4:00

Sheets-Johnstone Movement Improvisation Workshop (ticketed event: RAC Studio 1)

4:30–5:30

Ryerson Image Centre Exhibits: A Special Guided Tour (free event: meet in IMA First Floor Commons)

5:30–8:30

PRE-CONFERENCE WELCOME RECEPTION with Refreshments (IMA First Floor Commons)

 

 

DAY

1

FRIDAY July 13, 2018

8:00 AM

Registration Desk opens IMA 3rd Floor Commons

9:00–9:20

WELCOME ADDRESSES

(IMA 307 Lecture Theatre)

9:20–10:20

Plenary Lecture 1 (IMA 307): Göran SONESSON

The Psammetichus Syndrome and Beyond: Four (or More) Experimental Approaches to Meaning-making

10:20–10:40

Coffee Break (IMA 3rd Floor Commons)

 

IMA 307

IMA 313

IMA 321

IMA 334

 

Special Theme Panel Session

Cross-Modal Modelling & Mapping

chair: P. Coppin et al.

[Intersubjectivity]

chair:

M. Sheets-Johnstone

[Cognitive Narratology]

chair:

W. J. Coletta

[Meta-Cognitive Perspectives]

chair:

G. Sonesson

10:40–11:10

Richard C. Windeyer

and Peter Coppin

Sonifying Napoleon's March: A cognitive semiotics approach to translating infographic maps into cross-modal information displays

Barbara Fultner

Joint Intentionality and Embodiment:

 A Multimodal Approach

Zach Weinstein

Simulation and Supposition:

A New Approach to Truth in Fiction

Gary Shank

Thinking about how Cognitive Semioticians Might do Cognitive Semiotics

11:10–11:40

Brandon Biggs, Lena Yusim

and Peter Coppin

The Audio Game Laboratory

Sayaka Abe

How “force” permeates through emotive discourse: A case of (inter)subjectivity in Japanese

Richard Rosenbaum

Toward a Renewed Theory of the Narreme

Piotr Konderak

Cognitive science for cognitive semiotics: Between 4e approaches and cognitivism

11:40–12:10

Verónica Giraldo

and Jordan Zlatev

Referential iconicity in music and speech within and across sensory modalities

Mark Fortney

Intellectual Attention, Consciousness, and Understanding

Cliff O'Reilly, Sarah Bott, Katherine Tu, Yetian Wang, Tyler William Black, Paulo Pacheco and Randy Allen Harris

A Climactic Ontology

Don Jones

Enactive Constitution, Neuroscience, and Metonymy in Philosophy

12:10–1:00

Group Lunch on Campus (SLC Commons: Yonge & Gould St.): “Semiotic Departures: A Memorial Celebration”

 

IMA 307

IMA 313

IMA 321

IMA 334

 

[Language and Life]

chair:

P. F. Bundgaard

[Multimodal Concepts]

chair:

A. Johnstone

[Urban Multimodalities]

chair:

M. Anderson

[Language and Meaning]

chair:

P. Konderak

1:10–1:40

Barbara Dancygier

and Adrian Lou

When a lie is not a lie: simile, counterfactuality, and multimodal content

Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati

Multimodalities and the meaning of language in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

 

Kay Ma

Walking Chinatown as a speech act

 

David Hart

Signs of Syntax?

 

1:40–2:10

Jordan Zlatev

From life to language: The Semiotic Hierarchy in the light of phenomenology

Penelope Scott

The concept of HEALTH in a cultural cognitive linguistic perspective

George Martin

Accounting for urban futures:  “Dwelling” and historic accounts in the grounding of urban planning discourse

Skirmantas Junevicius

and Eugenija Juneviciene

The thing of meaning. Two quite modern semiotic experiments and a quite archaic interpretation of the results thereof

2:15–2:35

Group Excursion to OCAD University (Depart from IMA 1st Floor Commons)

2:35–3:20

OCADU “Muti-Sensory Expo” at the Ada Slaight Student Gallery: Tour with Refreshments (MCA: Sharp Centre for Design)

3:20–3:25

Transition next door to Jackman Hall: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

3:25–4:05

Plenary Lecture 2 (AGO Jackman Hall): John KENNEDY

In Vision and Touch, Dots Fit a Function: A Theory for Museums Open to the Blind as well as the Sighted

 

Plenary Panel Presentations [Cross-Modal “Translation” or “Interpretation” of Visual Art: The Very Idea]

Chair: P. Coppin

4:05–4:25

Peer F. Bundgaard

The Twofolded Perception of Visual Artworks

4:25–4:45

Annie Levy and Peter Coppin

A Participatory Approach to Cross-Modal Translations/Interpretation of Visual Artworks

4:45–5:05

Melissa Smith

A Museum Practitioner's Perspective—Cross-Modal Translation/Interpretation “In the Wild”

5:05–5:30

Plenary Panel Discussion

5:30–6:00

Complimentary group micro-tours of museum collections

6:00–8:00

CONFERENCE COCKTAIL RECEPTION (AGO Galleria Italia)

 

 

DAY

2

SATURDAY July 14, 2018

8:00 AM

Registration Desk opens IMA 3rd Floor Commons

9:00–10:00

Plenary Lecture 3 (IMA 307): Maxine SHEETS-JOHNSTONE

The Silence of Movement: A Beginning Empirical-Phenomenological Exposition of the Powers of a Corporeal Semiotics

10:00–10:30

Coffee Break (IMA 3rd Floor Commons)

 

IMA 307

IMA 313

IMA 321

IMA 334

 

Special Theme Panel Session

[The Rhetoric of Contemporary Metaphor Studies] Part 1/2

chair: G. Sonesson

[Comparative Cognitive Modeling]

chair:

B. Dancygier

[Cross-Cultural Multimodalities]

chair:

E. Danziger

[Qualia & Consciousness]

chair:

K. Kull

10:30–11:00

Peer Bundgaard

Cross-domain mappings and the structure of abstract concepts

Simon Devylder, Soichi Kozai, Poppy Siahaan, Misuzu Shimotori and Christoph Bracks

Mapping the body

Diego Fernández-Stoll

"¡Accomarca vive!" Social semiotics of music, ritual and memory in Lima and Ayacucho

Martin Švantner

Pragmatic/Pragmatist Mind:

Eco’s Cognitive Semioticization of Qualia

11:00–11:30

Georgios Stampoulidis

Metaphors in Street Art: The case of Athens

Stephen Chrisomalis

Comparing constraints in lexical and graphic numeral systems

Pauline McKenzie Aucoin

Learning to Hear Meaning: Sound Symbolism and Embedded Gender and Relational Meaning in Western Fijian Kin Terms

Michal Karľa

Qualities of Sensation and

Knowledge Claims

11:30–12:00

Todd Oakley

How Institutions Think Analogically: A Sedimentation and Motivation Model of Money Systems

Charles Denroche

Applying generative, functional and cognitive grammar to naturally-occurring language and multimodal data

Shekoufeh Mohammadi Shirmahaleh

Experiencing myth, religion and politics through literary expression: the case of The Persian Book of Kings

David Lidov

Genuine Triadicity in Computation, Cognition and Consciousness

12:00–1:30

Lunch on your own (100+ venues in 5 min. walk radius) See Lunch Guide for Suggestions

 

IMA 307

IMA 313

IMA 321

IMA 334

 

Special Theme Panel Session

[The Rhetoric of Contemporary Metaphor Studies] Part 2/2

chair: G. Sonesson

[Multimodal Blending]

chair:

E. Pascual

[Gesture & Culture]

chair:

I. Mittelberg

[Multimodal Iconicity]

chair:

J. Zlatev

1:30–2:00

Sara Lenninger

Studies in children’s understanding of visual metaphor: A literature review from a cognitive semiotic perspective

Douglas Niño

The Development of Conceptual Blending in Children: A Proposal

Amanda Brown

and Masaaki Kamiya

See What I Mean? The Role of Gesture in Scopal Ambiguity

Marcus Perlman, Hannah Little

and Robin Thompson

Comparing Iconicity in Signed and Spoken Vocabulary

2:00–2:30

Göran Sonesson  

Models of pictorial metaphors and their impact on the study of verbal metaphor

 

 — panel concludes here —

Bradley Jackson

Dynamic Multimodal Blending: A Cognitive Reading of Stanley Kubrick's Bone-Spaceship Match Cut in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Dana Osborne

Multimodal Thinking-for-Speaking: Speech, Gesture, and Codeswitching in Philippine Political Discourse

Simon Devylder

Diagrammatic iconicity in Paamese language and experience

2:30–3:00

Donna West

From subjectivity to subjunctivity in children’s performatives: Peirce’s endoporeutic principle

Carlos Andres Perez

Conceptual Blending and Image Schemas in Editorial Cartoons During the Peace Process in Colombia (2012-2016)

Amira Arous

A contrastive analysis of gesture in spontaneous and staged human interactions: Tunisian gestures as a case study

Jennifer Hinnell

Iconicity in the body:

Signaling contrast in discourse

3:00–4:00

Coffee Break  +

Poster Session and IMA Student Gallery Tours

 

IMA 3rd Floor Commons Posters

IMA 310 Student Gallery

IMA 322 Student Gallery

 

Karoliina Louhema, Maria Graziano, Jordan Zlatev

Translating from unisemiotic to polysemiotic narratives: A study of Finnish speech and gestures

Talia EYLON

NO MAYBE YES

 

3 channel video installation

exploring how behaviours, customs and conceptions of sexual consent were depicted and represented in popular and critically acclaimed fictional entertainment

in the year 2016.

Natasha NAVEAU

SHKAKAMIKWE KIDO

 

'It Comes Through The Land'

(Anishinaabemowin, Ojibwe):

5 channel video installation

invoking an immersive experience where composite video, ambient sound, and Indigenous knowledge

of land and water intersect.

 

Hong Song and Ying Pan

A Cognitive Semiotic Approach to Multimodal Metaphor in WeChat Advertisments

 

Felipe Sarmiento, Peter Coppin

An evolving multimodal sign system for the non-visual and non-aural soccer spectator

 

Tinghao Zhao

Grounding abstract concepts through bridging and mapping in the processing of polysemy

4:00–5:00

Plenary Lecture 4 (IMA 307): Irene MITTELBERG

Gestures as Image Schemas and Force Gestalts: Towards a Dynamic-systems Account of Enacted Schematicity

5:00–6:00

IACS GENERAL MEETING

(IMA 307 Lecture Theatre)

6:00–6:20

Group Photo (SLC Entrance: Yonge & Gould St.)

6:20–7:30

Group Excursion Choice: EITHER group walking tour en route to banquet venue OR rest at IMA with free transport to banquet venue

7:30–9:30

CONFERENCE BANQUET

(Dynasty Chinese Cuisine, Yorkville)

 

 

DAY

3

SUNDAY July 15, 2018

8:30 AM

Registration Desk opens – IMA Third Floor Commons

9:00–10:00

Plenary Lecture 5 (IMA 307): Eve DANZIGER

Calming the Kaleidoscope: How Language Structures Thought

10:00–10:30

Coffee Break (IMA 3rd Floor Commons)

 

IMA 307

IMA 313

IMA 321

IMA 334

 

Special Theme Panel Session

[Chiasmus in Culture & Cognition]

Part 1/3

chairs: R. A. Harris & J. Pelkey

[Visual Modalities]

chair:

D. Lidov

[Intercultural Modalities ]

chair:

D. Osborne

[Humour & Transformation]

chair:

H. Little

10:30–11:00

Randy Allen Harris

Antimetabole and its friends

Gabriele Aroni

The semiotics of architecture in digital games

Herbert Rostand Ngouo

A Quantitative Analysis of the Use of Emoticons by Cameroonian Youths and Young Adults

Cesar Augusto Diaz R.

The emergence of humor in object interaction. An agentive semiotics explanation of an objet introuvable by Jacques Carelman

11:00–11:30

Christine Grausso

Shapes we speak: On cognition, chiasmus and universal use

 

Salvador Leon

The semiotics of photography:

Towards objective hermeneutics

Sheena Van Der Mark

and Sabina Tabacaru

‘Do we even know what the drumstick stands for?’ Use of emoji in China

Patrick Duffley

Multimodal humour in Far Side cartoons involving verbal idioms and proverbs

11:30–12:00

Jamin Pelkey, Zahra Vahedi, Sari Park, Michael Lisinski, Stéphanie Walsh Matthews and Mathew Iantorno

Multimodal chiasmus in cognition? First report on cognitive trials using ritual knot priming

Shatha Khuzaee

Integrating critical stylistics and visual grammar: A multimodal stylistic approach to the analysis of non-literary texts

Jamal Gaber Abdalla, Nour Hammo, Safa Hraiz, Du'aa Qadan, Rahf Al-Nnamer and Shaikha Al-Maamari

Translating Business Advertisements From English into Arabic:

Problems of Intercultural Communication and Equivalence

Duygu Uygun Tunç

Transformative communication as semiotic scaffolding of cognitive development

 

 

 

 

 

12:00–1:30

Lunch on your own: See Lunch Guide for suggestions

 

IMA 307

IMA 313

IMA 321

IMA 334

 

Special Theme Panel Session

[Chiasmus in Culture & Cognition]

Part 2/3

chairs: J. Pelkey & R. A. Harris

[Language Emergence]

chair:

G. Roberts

[Multimodal Fitness]

chair:

J. Kennedy

[Multimodal Reality]

chair:

M. Švantner

1:30–2:00

Matt Orsborn 慧峰

The Buddha’s Hagiography as Prototype for Buddhist Textual and Experiential Chiasmus

Gareth Roberts and Jon Stevens

How focus systems might arise in language: An experimental test of an information-theoretic account

Stéphanie Walsh Matthews

and Marcel Danesi

Semiotically Unfit: How Social Media Tools are Rewriting our Cognitive Processes

Todd Oakley

Representation and the Semiotic Circuit: Hypotyposic Abstraction as a Human Singularity

2:00–2:30

Raj Balkaran

How the Goddess Makes Meaning: Uncovering Chiasmus in Ancient Indian Myth

Hannah Little

Modality effects on the emergence of structure in communication

Sophia Melanson

Psychographic profiling, a-signifying machines & the cognitive management of meaning

Tyler James Bennett

Multimodal contradiction

as index of the semiotic real

2:30–3:00

Patrick Lee Miller

The Divine Chiasmus of Heraclitus and Plotinus

Maria Josep Jarque

and Esther Pascual

From gesture to sign: Grammaticalization and pragmaticalization of fictive questions to focus in Catalan Sign Language

W. John Coletta

and Connor L. Schoelzel

AI as EI: Evolutionary Intelligence (EI), Peirce’s Ten Classes of Signs, and the Biology of Ironic Arithmetic (BIA) in Neuromorphic & Quantum Computing

Libby Chernouski

Communicative Reference

and Cognition

3:00–3:30

Coffee Break (IMA 3rd Floor Commons)

 

IMA 307

IMA 313

IMA 321

IMA 334

 

Special Theme Panel Session

[Chiasmus in Culture & Cognition]

Part 3/3

chairs: R. A. Harris & J. Pelkey

[Scientific Modeling ]

chair:

S. Chrisomalis

[Multimodal Classification]

chair:

S. Walsh Matthews

[Affect & Simulation]

chair:

T. Oakley

3:30–4:00

Rebecca Meyer

Symmetry, Asymmetry and Self-Actualization

Christopher Morrissey

The Logic of Galileo: Cognitive Multimodalities in Scientific Modeling

Tatiana Orel

and Mara Alagic

Teaching a Second/Foreign Language with the Assistance of Cognitive Linguistics Methods

Kevin Newhams

If a Tree Falls in the Forest, What Direction Does It Fall: Writing Direction’s Role in Mental Simulation

4:00–4:30

Michael Lisinski

Extending Chords and Metaphors: Musical Meanings, Catachresis, and Conceptual Blending

Myrdene Anderson

and Katja Pettinen

From Magic to Science and Back Again

Ekaterina Velmezova

History of linguistics… against linguistic relativity? (An epistemological point of view on some recent discussions around the semantics of the Pirahã language)

Gisela Bruche-Schulz

Affective Force in Different Umwelten

4:30–5:00

Jamin Pelkey

Why Conceptual Blending Theory Needs Embodied Chiasmus: Transverse Proprioception Grounds Double-Scope Integration

Anna Makolkin

The Aristotelian Universals and Mendeleev's Periodic Table

Hongbing Yu

The Semiotics of Stereotypes

Cait Jordan, Felipe Sarmiento

and Kate Sellen

The Semiotics of Surgical Safety and Team-Based Communication in the Operating Room

5:00–6:00

Plenary Lecture 6 (IMA 307): Kalevi KULL

Meaning-making, Gestalt, and the Phenomenal Present

6:10 PM

Meeting Adjournment

6:10–6:30

Break

6:30–11:30

Group excursion to Toronto Island (via subway and water taxi)