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Macao Polytechnic Institute “The 2nd International Conference on ‘Encounter with the Human Sciences’ & The 4th LinCog – International Symposium on Language and Cognition” Calling for Paper Submissions Now

“The 2nd International Conference on ‘Encounters with Human Sciences’ & The 4th Lincog-International Symposium on Language and Cognition” of MPI is now calling for papers.

With the goals of promoting interdisciplinary research in the related fields of cognition and language, and constructing a collaborative platform for academic exchanges in the human sciences between Macao and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and the world beyond, the School of Languages and Translation of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (ESLT-MPI) and the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, will jointly organize the “The 2nd International Conference on ‘Encounters with the Human Sciences’ & the 4th LinCog International Symposium on Language and Cognition”. The conference is to be held in partnership with the Federal University of Fluminense (UFF), the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) and the Federal Institute of São Paulo (IFSP). It will take place online (via Zoom) from November 29th to December 1st, 2021. The theme is “Cross-border and interdisciplinary dialogue between cognition, language, culture and translation”. The conference features seven thematic symposiums on the sub-themes of “Cognition, Language Acquisition and Language Teaching”; “Cognition, Culture and Literature”, “Cognition and Translation”, “Cognition and Interpretation”, “Cognition and Computer-Aided Translation and Machine Translation”, “Cognition, Pragmatics and Superdiversity”, and “Cognition, Grammar and Discourse”. Scholars at home and abroad are cordially invited to contribute papers in related fields and to participate in the exciting conference.

The 1st International Conference on Encounter with the Human Sciences was successfully organized by the Portuguese PhD Program of the School of Languages and Translation (MPI) at MPI on November 25th, 2020. The response from participants was enthusiastic. The “International Symposium on Language and Cognition” was initiated by a renowned Brazilian researcher in cognitive linguistics, Prof. Maria Célia Lima-Hernandes, who is the founder of the “Language and Cognitive Research Group” (LinCog), the Faculty of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences (FFLCH) of the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil. So far, three editions of the LinCog conference have been held at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) (10-14/11/2014), Federal University of Fluminense (Brazil) and University of São Paulo (Brazil) (21, 23-25/11/2016), the University of Los Lagos (Chile) and the University of São Paulo (Brazil) (21-22/11/2017) respectively. This series of conferences has achieved fruitful results in promoting the development of interdisciplinary research in language and cognition. This year’s joint academic conference will feature keynote speeches from several world renowned scholars from home and abroad with distinguished expertise in the field of language and cognition research. In addition, a selective number of thematic symposiums will be held in parallel sessions. Through these parallel presentations, mini-training courses and other forms of communication, participants are provided with ample opportunities to share new research results and promote the development of language and cognitive research. The conference organizer will provide online English-Chinese and Portuguese-Chinese interpretation services upon request by participants.

We are cordially inviting experts, scholars, post-graduate students and all interested individuals to gather with us online and benefit from this academic event. The registration fee is waived for all presenters and participants! Those who intend to submit abstracts for presentation please do so via our official registration website ( ). We are accepting abstracts (less than 300 words in either English or Portuguese) from now until August 31st, 2021. The submitted abstract/paper should not have been published before or be under consideration or have been accepted for publication elsewhere. The academic committee will review the abstracts based on relevance (to the conference theme), originality and clarity, and will select those of top-quality to be notified of the acceptance to present orally at the conference online. Non-presenting participants/audience also need to log on to the above official registration website ( ) to register from this date onwards. For more details, please refer to the conference website ( ). If you have any questions, please email or call 8599 6498 for inquiries. You are all invited to join us!

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