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Full Title: Text and Context Oita Text Forum Workshop 5

Location: Bungo Takada-shi, Oita-ken, Japan
Start Date: 30-Nov-2013 - 01-Dec-2013
Contact: Keizo Nanri
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Meeting Description: Text & Context
Oita Text Forum Workshop 5

Cosponsored by the Centre for International Education & Research of Oita University, and the Oita Text Forum

Date: Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2013
Venue: Matama-machi Concert Hall, Bungo Takada-shi, Oita, Japan
Registration: Free

The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in Text & Context OTF Workshop 5.

The Workshop this year will provide you with an opportunity to attend a performance of renga conducted at a local Shinto shrine. (Renga is a kind of ‘linked’ poetry or verse that is extemporaneously created. Parts of renga resemble haiku and its origins are in pre-literate Japanese oral traditions. The verses of renga are created collaboratively. Several poets come together creating verse stimulated by another’s verse.)

Text & Context OTF Workshop 5 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text and context.

‘Text’ is not restricted to the written or spoken mode of communication. ‘Text’ is meant to be any mode of meaning representation such as paintings, sculptures, film, architecture, dance, music, etc.

Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

- What is the relationship between text and the context of situation?
- What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation/creation/composition? And how does the former affect the latter?
- What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?
- How are text structures (or schemata) stored in memory?
- How does the retrieval of information from memory create a text?
- What knowledge can be recognised in the psychological process of text generation/creation/composition and what stimulus retrieves it from memory?
- What neuropsychological processes are involved in text generation/creation/ composition?

The Oita Text Forum was founded in August 2009 by 5 scholars in Japan and China. The goals of the OTF are to:

- Provide an open forum where researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds can exchange information and share knowledge of how texts are produced and structured,
- Elucidate the process of text generation from social or cognitive or socio-cognitive perspectives.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1591

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