The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is pleased to host the 4th International Conference on Interactivity, Language & Cognition on August 1-5, 2018 on its campus in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The theme of CILC4 2018 is Educational Enskillment, Event, and Ecology. These intersecting ideas converge on how processual events sustain human and community becoming. In addition to addressing these issues, we welcome papers that discuss how Eastern and Western assumptions about knowledge and becoming can be linked, and how such links may be fruitfully exploited in theory and practice. Thus, in Chinese philosophy there is a reciprocal metaphor that connects the cosmos and the body through Qi, an energetic flow that operates on different scales. In the West, proponents of 4E cognition (Embodied, Embedded, Extended, Enactive) are increasingly preoccupied with ideas that share similar assumptions. We propose to explore Qi in both its holistic macro and micro potentials and ask how concepts like ecosystems, events, and Qi, contribute to our understanding of languaging, thinking, and feeling.
The International Society for the Study of Interactivity, Language, and Cognition (the acronym ISSILC can be pronounced I-silk) is a society of scientists and scholars engaged in conversing with each other in ways that help to integrate studies of cognition, language, and interactivity.
The ISSILC organizes a biennial conference that gathers internationally leading researchers across disciplinary borders, including linguistics, applied linguistics, education, interaction studies, biology, cognitive science, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, communication studies, semiotics, and biosemiotics. These are the CILC conferences: International Conference for Interactivity, Language and Cognition.
This conference is co-organized and co-sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center and the UHM Department of Second Language Studies. This conference was funded, in part, by donations from alumni and friends of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences. It also receives support from the Halekulani.